The next generation of researchers
We’re recruiting the next generation 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.
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.
Funded PhD studentships - Apply by 1st October
Four PhD studentships including tuition fee waiver and stipend (includes one reserved for a UK Home fees BAME applicant). Two PhD fee waivers (Open to graduates of non-UK Association of Commonwealth University members).Find out about Studentships
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.
Fees and finance
Studying a self-funded PhD or Masters by Research costs an annual tuition fee of £4,000 for UK/EU students and £12,500 for International students in 2021–22.
Prices will change each academic year.
Apply for a research degree
Once you've read the Admissions Policy below 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.
Supporting documents and a potential supervisor are the first steps 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 email@example.com.
Research Degree handbook
If you are thinking of applying to study for a research degree here at Leeds Trinity, take a look at our latest Research Degree handbook, produced by the Research Office.