The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures brings together academic Schools and Institutes specialising in a wide range of research areas.
We have postgraduate research opportunities, including PhD by Distance Learning, available in the following schools and institutes. See the School websites below 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
Our PhD by Distance Learning allows postgraduate researchers 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.
All of our Schools, with the exception of the School of Media and Communication, offer the PhD by Distance Learning programme. You can find out more using the School links above, or contact the Head of the Graduate School, Mic Spencer M.Spencer@leeds.ac.uk
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.
If English is not your first language, our pre-sessional courses will help you to improve your academic English language skills to the level needed to study a research degree and prepare you for life and study in the UK. We offer a 10-week course or a 6-week course.