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Postgraduate research opportunities at the University of Leeds

Postgraduate research opportunities at the University of Leeds

Join us and you’ll be part of a thriving postgraduate research community in one of the largest research-intensive universities in the UK, engaging in world-class research across an exceptionally diverse range of disciplines.

Research excellence

Established in 1904, Leeds is one of the UK’s leading research universities. We are ranked as a worldwide top 100 university for academic reputation (QS World University Rankings 2018) and in the UK top 10 for research power with over 80% of all research undertaken here classed as ‘world leading or internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).

With enormous economic, environmental and societal challenges facing the world, there has never been a greater need for original, creative and innovate research. Our postgraduate researchers make a significant contribution to global issues by delivering research that has far-reaching impact. Our multidisciplinary teams are working to tackle major global challenges in cities, climate, culture, energy, food, health and water.

As a postgraduate researcher you will work alongside academics at the forefront of their subject who will challenge, inspire and support you during your research so you could be part of the next big breakthrough.

We have some of the UK’s leading research centres based here including the Bragg Centre for Advanced Functional Materials, the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology and the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA). We also have a large number of specialist research facilities to ensure you have access to the latest technologies and expertise.

Your research experience

As a researcher at Leeds, you can develop a range of professional skills and knowledge that can be useful in your career, including high-level transferable skills such as critical thinking, team working and project management, helping you stand out in the job market. You will also be able to demonstrate learned skills with opportunities to attend conferences and present at the annual postgraduate research showcase.

You will have access to outstanding facilities and services, including one of the largest academic libraries in the UK, and will benefit from our dedicated Leeds Doctoral College which provides overarching support and development for all our postgraduate researchers.

Leeds has all you can expect from a major city and is surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside. Our single site 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.

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 a number of externally funded research opportunities including our Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres for Doctoral Training.

If you’re a former student of the University of Leeds you could be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary.

Find out more

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 2336

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