Acceptance onto a research degree programme is dependent upon strong academic credentials and research potential, a well defined research project, and the availability of academic staff to supervise your research. If you are applying with your own project, please note that it can take some time to reach a decision on your application, because we must try and match your proposed research to available supervisory expertise.
Please check FAQ which will answer any queries you may have.
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
The Sustainability Research Institute is a large and active research group within the School of Earth and Environment. We are especially interested in multi-disciplinary and problem-focused research. We offer PhD projects in Environment and Development; Environmental Management; Ecological Economics; Sustainable Development; Environment and Business; Environmental Risk, Climate Change Economics and Policy.
Environment and Development; Environmental Management; Ecological Economics; Sustainable Development; Environment and Business; Environmental Risk.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you meet our requirements for English language (eg, IELTS/TOEFL).
Fees and funding
You need to give consideration to how you will fund your research degree study. If you have already secured sponsorship, or plan to self-fund, we would like to see evidence that you are able to meet the costs of your research degree study (eg, copy of your sponsorship letter). If you are applying for a University scholarship, please see the attached summary, or visit http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk. Alternatively, you may be applying for 'Projects with Guaranteed Funding' in which case in the funding section of the study application form (see link below) you need to clearly identify this.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Michelle Lesnianski
- 0113 343 1634