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Postgraduate research opportunities at the University of Leeds

Postgraduate research opportunities at the University of Leeds

Challenge yourself and become an expert in your field at a world-top 100 university (QS World University Rankings 2020). Join us and you’ll be part of a thriving research community, with more than 3,000 talented postgraduate researchers at its heart.

Established in 1904, we are a founding member of the Russell Group and in the UK top 10 for research power (REF 2014). We are a global institution, attracting students, researchers, academics and research partners from all over the world and are one of the 40 most international universities in the world (Times Higher Educational World University Rankings 2019).

Whatever your field of interest, as a postgraduate researcher you’ll be part of a community of researchers at the forefront of their subject who will challenge, inspire and support you.

Redefining excellence

Work with leading thinkers, push the boundaries of knowledge and contribute to research that matters. We’re engaged in world-class research across a wide range of disciplines. Our postgraduate researchers are an integral part of this, helping push back the boundaries of knowledge in new and exciting ways.

The world faces large and complex problems. Here at Leeds we bring together researchers from different disciplines and backgrounds to combine excellence and create an environment where world-leading research can flourish. Our research tackles the big issues affecting today’s world. Imagine chemotherapy treatment with fewer side effects, self-repairing cities, and easing global water scarcity. We work collaboratively with local, national and international partners from business, local government, charities and other institutions to pool expertise and push the boundaries of knowledge.

Postgraduate research opportunities at the University of Leeds

Leading research facilities

Our outstanding facilities provide an excellent platform for your research and enhance your academic experience, whatever your specialism. Some of the UK’s leading research centres are based at the University and we’re investing heavily to realise the potential of new technologies. We are home to the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, Centre for Cultural Value, the Centre for Immersive Technologies and the M&S Company Archive to name a few. Our Special Collections are a unique resource for primary research we are the only library with five collections awarded ‘designated status’ by Arts Council England. Our excellent academic study facilities, including one of the UK’s leading academic research libraries, will support you during your research.

Postgraduate research opportunities at the University of Leeds

Develop your personal and professional profile

Share your research and connect with experts. Build your profile, networks and skills to shape your future. We offer connections and training opportunities to help you realise your professional goals, whatever you decide to do next. As a researcher at Leeds, you can make connections, develop a range of professional skills and knowledge that can be useful in your career, through specialist raining including high-level transferable skills, helping you stand out in the job market.

A welcoming community

When you come to Leeds you’re joining a vibrant and welcoming community of researchers from around the world. You’ll find a host of opportunities to connect with others academically and socially, and there’s help on hand if you need it. Our dedicated Leeds Doctoral College supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your overall experience.

Leeds has all you can expect from a major city and is surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside. Our campus is located just a few minutes’ walk from Leeds city centre, giving you all the benefits of studying at a campus university and living close to a lively cosmopolitan city.

Postgraduate research opportunities at the University of Leeds

Funding and scholarships

We have a number of postgraduate scholarships available to home, EU and international students: we recommend you visit the funding section of our research opportunities directory to find out more.

We also have a number of externally funded research opportunities including our Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres for Doctoral Training.

If you’re a former student of the University of Leeds you could be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary.

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