Our research and expertise

We are actively engaged in research at the frontiers of education

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Doctoral scholarships for applicants from UK Black, Asian and underrepresented ethnic minority communities

We aim to encourage a diverse postgraduate research community and develop a more inclusive pipeline for future academics and university leaders.

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School of Education - Research Degrees

Research degrees

As a postgraduate researcher in the School of Education, you will become a key member of our thriving academic community, receiving expert supervision and support while pursuing an area of work you are passionate about.

Which research degree you choose often depends on your motivation for undertaking a postgraduate research programme and the amount of time you can dedicate to your research. 

Researching with us

You will have a range of support services and opportunities available to you — each designed to be tailored to your individual needs — which help to enhance your studies and career prospects.

81%

'world-leading' / 'internationally excellent'

Submitted research – REF 2021

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Leeds Doctoral College

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White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership

We belong to the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership which offers interdisciplinary funding and training opportunities.

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Your career and development

Your research degree will take you to the forefront of your field. You could pursue an academic career, and continue to influence current knowledge for decades to come, or use your cutting-edge research and advanced transferable skills to excel in your professional career.

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Discover our postgraduate research

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Hillary Place Papers

An outlet for our researchers to publish their work, and share their ideas and innovations with the wider educational community.

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Daniel Fobi
Student | PhD Deaf Education
“The support I receive here at the University of Leeds is phenomenal because my supervisors see me as a colleague, rather than a student.”