Research course

Leeds University Business School PhD/MA by research

University of Leeds · Leeds University Business School
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

Candidates should hold a British Masters degree (or equivalent degree from an overseas university) or an equivalent professional qualification:

with a minimum average score of 60 percent (or equivalent); and

in an appropriate academic discipline. Appropriate academic disciplines include those directly related to the subject specialisms of the Business School (accounting and finance, economics, international business, management, marketing and work and employment relations) or providing skill sets which are particularly relevant to the PhD research project (for example, social research methods, linguistics, mathematics, statistics, psychology, etc).

Months of entry


Course content

Throughout your degree you will be considered a postgraduate researcher rather than a student and you will be an integral part of our research community. You will be supported on your research journey by supervisors, research centre contacts and the Graduate School office.

A distinguishing feature of the Leeds University Business School research degree is the innovative training programme, which will help you to develop your skills and build networks with colleagues in the Business School and across the region through the White Rose Doctoral Training Programme.

A Leeds University Business School PhD is a high quality doctorate. On completion you will have become an independent researcher and acquired teaching skills as well as developing both intellectually and personally.

Please see the following page to see areas of particular research interest.

Information for international students

Please see the webpage for the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Leeds University Business School typically awards up to £1m annually in Masters Scholarships.

Visit our website to see the range of PhD studentships available.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36+ months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12+ months

Course contact details

Research Office
+44 (0)113 343 4596