Postgraduate open day

Join us on Friday 7 February to discover how you can deepen your knowledge, enhance your career prospects, or take a new direction in life.

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Leeds Doctoral Scholarships

Access PhD funding with a Leeds Doctoral Scholarship

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Access PhD funding with Leeds Doctoral Scholarships
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Talk to an international student

Link to Leeds gives international students the opportunity to talk directly to some of our current international students

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Our research and expertise

We are actively engaged in research at the frontiers of education

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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.

Ranked 5th

in the UK for Research Impact

Research Excellence Framework, 2014

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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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Video: hear from our postgraduate researchers

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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.”