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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 candidates wishing to pursue postgraduate research opportunities. Find out more by visiting our website:

What our postgraduate researchers say...

"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 researchers." 
Shanna Saubert, PhD

Funding Notes

The School of Education is pleased to offer scholarships for candidates 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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