Research course

Leeds University Business School PhD/MA by research

University of Leeds · Leeds University Business School
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

Candidates for the MA by research should usually have a good Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification. PhD: Masters degree in an appropriate academic discipline.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

Leeds University Business School is a world ranked, triple accredited and award winning business school.

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 we were ranked ninth in the UK and first in the North of England for the quality of our research. Of the top ten Business Schools in the REF, we are one of only four to have achieved the prestigious ‘triple crown’ accreditation from the world’s leading accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Our Masters courses are informed by the latest professional knowledge. You are taught by world-leading academics who combine professional practice with teaching and research activity, to bring up-to-date business knowledge to the classroom - the kind of knowledge that translates directly to your career.

Our vibrant PhD community contribute fully to the advancement of knowledge within our multidisciplinary research centres and are supported through an innovative training programme. We are part of the ESRC accredited White Rose Doctoral Training Centre.

Find out more about Leeds University Business School

Browse our Masters Courses or the PhD Programme.

Department specialisms

Economic Analysis of Auditing; Company Valuation Through Stock Markets; Determination of Small Firm Performance; Small Firm Failure Prediction Models; Social Accounting and Corporate Social Reporting

Information for international students

See our website.

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