About University of Leeds
Think Beyond with the University of Leeds
Deepen your knowledge, enhance your career prospects, take a new direction in life – we have a postgraduate course to suit you. A world top-100 university and a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, we are a popular choice with over 9,000 postgraduate students from more than 150 countries studying at the University each year.
We’ll help you to challenge current thinking, explore pioneering research and become an expert in your subject. We’re proud to hold a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – the highest award possible.
Our research tackles the big issues affecting today’s world and is also fed into your teaching. Imagine chemotherapy treatment with fewer side effects, self-repairing cities, and easing global water scarcity. Research will be at the heart of your learning at Leeds, and as a postgraduate student you’ll be part of our dedicated research community, developing expert subject knowledge and valuable transferable skills. Hear from recent graduate Beth about how she applied her research skills in a commercial context.
Preparing for your future
Build your professional knowledge, experience and networks to shape your potential. Our courses reflect the needs of business with many staff being practitioners and consultants in their associated fields – bringing industry thinking into your learning. The university has long established industry collaborations including M&S, Land Rover, Unilever and Proctor and Gamble, further acting as placement providers in addition to research partnerships. As well as work placements, you may also have the opportunity to undertake field work or volunteering to build your experience and boost your employability.
World-class facilities to support your learning
Our size means we can offer you the very best facilities. Leeds University Library is one of the UK’s leading academic research libraries – a premier resource to underpin your studies. We combine a massive and ever-expanding collection of print and online resources and our Special Collections are recognised as collections of outstanding international importance. You’ll also benefit from our postgraduate-only Research Hub, meaning you have individual and group working space to studying with like-minded postgraduate students. Find out more about our academic study facilities.
Campus and city life
Our single-site campus has everything you’d find in a small town and it’s just a short walk away from the centre of our thriving, multicultural city. Leeds has one of the largest student communities in the country, making it an exciting place to live and learn. You’ll find there’s always something to do in Leeds, with the city hosting a full calendar of performances, events and festivals. Whatever you’re into – or fancy trying – you’ll find a club or society and some like-minded people. With more than 300 student-led clubs or societies, Leeds University Union mission is to make sure you love your time at Leeds.
Fees and funding
There are two main costs to consider in your postgraduate study: tuition fees and your living costs. There may be some support available to help with the cost of postgraduate study. We offer a number of postgraduate scholarships and bursaries available to international, UK and EU students; we recommend you take a look at our scholarship finder to see the latest opportunities available to you.
If you are a graduate of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% tuition fee bursary for postgraduate study.