• Challenge thinking.

As a Leeds University Business School postgraduate researcher you will be asked to contribute fully to the advancement of knowledge within the Business School.

In return we will encourage you to undertake research training, help you publish your findings, and make sure you have the support you need to complete your dissertation or thesis.

You will be part of our energetic research environment with opportunities for dynamic interaction with faculty members and other postgraduate researchers from across the globe. We offer a challenging and vibrant atmosphere that will stimulate your thoughts, focus your work and prepare you for the future.

As a postgraduate researcher you will be working with staff of the highest calibre within our internationally-recognised centres of research excellence. We have grown in both size and influence to become one of the most highly regarded business schools in the country.

White Rose Doctoral Training Centre

The University of Leeds is part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) accredited White Rose Doctoral Training Centre, a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. The White Rose Doctoral Training Centre is one of the largest consortia in the country and offers a wealth of supervisory expertise across the social sciences as well as numerous training opportunities, particularly focused upon maximising the social and economic benefits of your research. 

Choosing a PhD topic

If you already have a clear idea of your intended research topic, it is important that you spend some time exploring the research that we do at the Business School, and whether your own research is likely to fit. Look carefully at the research conducted within the six main Divisions of the School across the different Research Centres and our academic staff profiles. Find out more about locating your research at the Business School.

We have also identified topics where we would particularly welcome applications for PhD study. These topics do not have specific funding attached to them, although the topics can be incorporated in to a scholarship application.