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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Profile Description

The Facuty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures brings together academic Schools and Institutes specialising in a wide range of research areas. As one of the largest and most diverse arts and humanities faculties in the UK, our research areas vary widely by period, geography and theme but have a common focus on innovation, academic rigour and global reach.

Our Schools 

We have postgraduate research opportunities available across the following Schools and Institutes. Please visit the individual websites for more information on the areas of supervision that we have available. 

School of Design

School of English

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

School of History

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

School of Media and Communication

School of Music

School of Performance and Cultural Industries

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Institute for Medieval Studies

Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre

PhD by Distance Learning 

We also offer a PhD by distance learning which allows you to benefit from our academic expertise, researching at a time and in a place that suits you. This opportunity is available to UK, EU and international students. Find out more.  

Funding opportunities 

Leeds Doctoral Scholarships

The University offers a number of doctoral opportunities across all areas of research.  Successful applicants will receive payment to cover their University tuition fees up to three years, along with a maintenance grant matching the Research Council UK rate. Find out more. 

Other funding and scholarships 

Many of our Schools also offer their own scholarship opportunities for postgraduate research programmes.You can see our full range of scholarships and bursaries listed in our scholarships database. 

How to apply

If you're interested in becoming a postgraduate researcher in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, please apply through our online application portal. More information about how to apply is available on our website and we recommend that you visit the website of the School or Institute you're interested in and explore the opportunities available as well as potential supervisors, before you begin your application. 


Funding Notes

The PhD opportunities on this programme do not have funding attached. You will need to have your own means of paying fees and living costs and / or seek separate funding from student finance, charities or trusts.

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