Research degrees

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Law research degrees

Our programmes

Study for an MA by Research or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) within the School of Law and become a key member of our academic research community. You'll experience a supportive, stimulating and challenging research environment — operating on a global scale —  allowing you to pursue your research interests among the brightest minds in Law.

Our expertise

Our academic team come from a variety of professional, academic and cultural backgrounds, bringing a wealth of knowledge and insight to our research community. Our expertise helps to inform policy and practice across the globe.

Ranked 4th

in the UK for the Impact of Research

REF 2014

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Chris Dietz
Alumni | PhD
“The postgraduate research I conducted at Leeds gave me the chance to teach, research, and organise events in a first-class academic institution – experience which has set me up well for the challenge of taking up a lectureship.”