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Research degrees

Leeds Trinity University > Research degrees
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We’re recruiting the next generatio​n of researchers who want to change the world – are you one of them? Building on our reputation for world-leading research, we’re providing opportunities for aspiring researchers to gain a PhD or MbR across our wide range of subject areas.​

​So, why Leeds Trinity? Our research degrees are awarded by the University of Leeds which means you'll get the best of both worlds – a world-renowned research qualification and access to one of the most extensive research libraries in the country, along with close personal contact with our own internationally acclaimed researchers. 

Masters by Research (MbR) 2018

Leeds Trinity University will be offering up to six Masters by Research studentships (with full remission of fees) to alumni with a First Class honours degree to begin in November 2018.

Applicants will need to submit a completed application form, a project proposal (for a research project resulting in a thesis of 30,000 words, to be completed within 12 months of registration), and references. Project proposals should be developed with (and supported by) potential supervisors.

The process of selection will be competitive, and will include an interview for shortlisted candidates. Applications forms and guidelines for applications are available here.

The deadline for applications to be submitted to is by 4.00pm on Friday 1 June 2018.

View the PGR Admissions Policy

Postgraduate research student admissions

We've put together an Admissions Policy ​to help you make the decision about applying, or if you've ​already decided, to make you aware of the important information you need to know. This includes the minimum entry requirements and supporting document information.  

Download and read the Admissions Policy

Fees and finance

Stu​dying a self-funded PhD or Masters by Research costs a​n ​annual tuitio​n fee of £4,000 in 2018–19.

Find out more about student finance

How to apply​

Once you've read the Admissions Policy and know you've got the necessary qualifications to apply, you'll need to contact a related subject area academic who can agree to be your potential supervisor.

Meet the team to get to know our academic staff ​

Supporting documents and a potential supervisor are the first step to applying to a postgraduate research degree. You'll need three people as references and at least two should be qualified to comment on your educational background and potential for your chosen programme of study. Once you've got these, you're ready to apply with the below application form, which you should then return to  

Download, complete and return the research degr​e​e application form to apply​ ​

Contact us

You can ask our Research team any questions and find out more information on +44 (0) 113 283 7100 ext. 341 or


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