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Postgraduate research opportunities at the University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Research that matters

Challenge yourself and become an expert in your field as part of a thriving research community of over 3,000 postgraduate researchers at the University of Leeds.

  • World top-100 University | QS World University Rankings 2021
  • UK Top 10 University for research | REF, 2014
  • Founding member of the prestigious Russell Group

We need researchers at all levels, with exciting new ideas and approaches. Start your journey into postgraduate research at Leeds.

Research excellence

We’re at the forefront of knowledge across a wide range of disciplines. Our postgraduate researchers are an integral part of this, discovering exciting new ideas and approaches. 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.

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Develop your personal and professional profile

As a researcher at Leeds, you’ll build networks and connections to share and further your research. We’ll encourage you to make the most of the collaborative opportunities all around you. We offer specialist training opportunities to help you develop new skills and expertise to help you realise your professional goals.

Hear about Delanyo's experience as a research student at Leeds:

Leading research facilities

We are home to some of the UK’s leading research centres, all based at the University. These include:

  • Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology
  • Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, Centre for Cultural Value
  • The Centre for Immersive Technologies
  • 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 outstanding facilities provide an excellent platform for your research and enhance your academic experience, whatever your specialism.

Postgraduate research opportunities at the University of Leeds

A welcoming community

At Leeds you’re joining thriving and welcoming community of researchers from around the world. You’ll find a host of opportunities to connect with others academically and socially. 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.

Learn about Leeds Doctoral College

Postgraduate research opportunities at the University of Leeds

A vibrant city

Leeds has all you would 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.

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Funding and scholarships

We have a number of postgraduate scholarships available to home, EU and international students: we recommend you take a look at our scholarship finder to see the latest opportunities available to you.

We also have several externally funded research opportunities including our Doctoral Training Programmes. 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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