A research-led culture

Research, advanced scholarship and knowledge exchange are a fundamental part of life at Leeds Trinity University.

We cultivate a research-led culture across all our course subject areas and research centres to enhance our students learning experience.

To learn more about our research ambitions please see our 2018-21 Research Strategy. The strategy is intended to consolidate the substantial progress over the last five years while aligning our research to the University's strengths and latest strategic plan. The four key objectives focus on our students, our staff, our university and our contribution to society.

Funded PhD studentships - Apply by 30 September.

Five PhD studentships including tuition fee waiver and stipend. Two PhD fee waivers (Open to graduates of non-UK, Association of Commonwealth University members).

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Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

The recent publication of the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) results shows a 93% score for overall satisfaction at Leeds Trinity University from our Postgraduate Researchers. This top quartile outcome places Leeds Trinity well above the global average of 80%. Surveying a range of Postgraduate Researcher experiences, the results also include top-quartile satisfaction rates within the Global Benchmark of 95% in Supervision and 93% in Research Skills. These results reinforce our deep levels of engagement with and commitment to our Postgraduates in our research community.

 

Subject world leaders

Leeds Trinity has been recognised internationally for producing high-quality research by the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and Research Excellence Framework (REF).

REF 2014 results highlighted that we are world-leading in Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management, and English Language and Literature. Our forward-thinking and expert academics bring teaching to life with innovative research.

The university is an internationally-recognized centre of excellence devoted to reconsidering the concept of the Victorian for the contemporary world. Take a look at our Research Centres page to find out more about both the Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies and the International Research Centre for Interactive Storytelling.

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Research Centres

Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies and the International Research Centre for Interactive Storytelling

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Research outputs

Explore our researchers' networks, outputs, datasets and activities in our dedicated research portal.

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Research degrees

How to apply for a Research degree at Leeds Trinity

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Knowledge Exchange

Our collaborative projects with business and the wider community.

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Research news and blogs

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Leeds Trinity Produces impactful research in all disciplines

84 per cent of Leeds Trinity’s research publications have been identified as being of international quality.

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University receives £50,000 Research England funding

Leeds Trinity University allocated £50,000 by Research England as part of its Policy Support Fund (PSF).

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Dr James Jackson praises national discussion of tinnitus

Reader in Psychology hopes to increase understanding of the condition.

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Erasmus+ funded project with partners France and Lithuania

Senior Lecturer joins forces with international partners to design an escape room game aimed at breaking down stereotypes.

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VC recognised in International Journal's 40th issue

Professor Charles Egbu highlighted by the International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation (IJBPA).

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Dr Leigh Hoath provides educational consultancy for BBC

The Senior Professional Practice Fellow has been involved in BBC Bitesize’s ‘The Regenerators’ Green Classroom resources.

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Katherine Blair

Voices of Windrush, a Yorkshire Voice Special Programme contributed to an exhibition in Leeds, celebrating the Windrush Generation.

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Marielle O'Neill

The Victorian roots of #MeToo. Marielle O'Neill discusses the work of pioneering feminist writer Virginia Woolf.

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Nicola Johnston

How my PhD studentship is providing me with clarity, peace of mind and excitement for my future.

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Dr Hannah Evans

Research-informed tips on boundaries while working from home.

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