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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 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, Criminology and Criminal Justice.

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.


'world-leading' / 'internationally excellent'

Submitted research - REF 2021

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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.”