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The next generatio​n of researchers 

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.​

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. 

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.  

Postgraduate Research Admissions Policy pdf (159.5 KB)

Fees and finance

Stu​dying a self-funded PhD or Masters by Research costs a​n ​annual tuitio​n fee of £4,000 for UK/EU students and £12,500 for International students in 2019–20​.

Prices will change each academic year.

How to apply for a Research Degree

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.

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 our research degree application form, which you should then return to admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk

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.