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Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Education

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

The School of Education is recognised as one of the very best in the UK for its research and teaching excellence. In world leading research, we are in the top 5 in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Our cutting-edge research is relevant to professional contexts in the UK and beyond. We collaborate with research and teaching partners across the world.

We undertake research in key areas of educational policy and practice, and place particular emphasis on the relevance of our work to practitioners and policymakers.

Our research is organised around the following themes:

  • Childhood and Youth
  • Language Education
  • Teaching and Learning

We offer the following routes:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Master of Philosophy in Education (MPhil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Split-Site (part-time)

Find out more by visiting our website:


The School of Education and the University of Leeds offer a number of scholarships for both UK/EU and international students wishing to pursue postgraduate research opportunities. Find out more by visiting our website:

What our students say...

"I chose Leeds because it is a University with an excellent international reputation but also because staff in the School of Education were so helpful during my application process; they even arranged for me to speak to a current international student in the School so I could find out about the course, the modules and what it was like to be a student at Leeds which really helped to answer all my questions." Dr Anas Al-Fattel, PhD Marketing in Higher Education

"For me, taking the MA TESOL has proved to be a really good professional move. I have a greater understanding of issues related to teacher education and feel re-invigorated as a teacher and trainer. Although my original plan was to return to teacher education, I have now decided to embark on a PhD within the School of Education."  Laura Grassick, MA TESOL and PhD student

"Research within the School of Education covers many diverse topics and there are many connections, whether through methodology or theory. The support within the school is wonderful, from both staff and administration, and there is also a great level of support from fellow students" 
Shanna Saubert, PhD

VIDEO: Hear more about what our students have to say about the School of Education on our video:


Funding Notes

The School of Education is pleased to offer scholarships for students undertaking full-time or part-time study towards a PhD degree within the school, starting in October 2019.

For further information and how to apply and deadlines, visit our website:
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How good is research at University of Leeds in Education?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 32.10

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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