What the world needs is your perspective

Contribute to the world-leading research taking place within the Business School.

PhD student Phillipa Coan

Research and Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

90% of the Business School's submitted research deemed as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' overall

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An interdisciplinary academic community

The University of Leeds is committed to working across disciplines to help tackle global challenges

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Research degrees

Research degrees

Postgraduate research at Leeds University Business School gives you a unique opportunity to make a real difference in the world.

By focusing on your specialist subject and advancing knowledge in your chosen field, there's potential for your work to bring wider benefits – to business, to society and to the wider community.

Working alongside our leading academics you'll be encouraged to undertake research training, and we'll provide the support you need to complete your dissertation or thesis and get your findings published. You'll become part of a diverse community, gaining new perspectives, connecting with fellow researchers worldwide and extending your reach internationally.

You will study for your research degree in one of our seven departments:

Researching with us

As a postgraduate researcher you will be an integral part of our research community. You will be supported on your research journey by supervisors, research centres and the Graduate School office.


of our research is judged as ‘world-leading’

or ‘internationally excellent’. Research Excellence Framework 2021

Our research

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Research topics

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Training and development

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Dr Nousheen Zakaria
Student | PhD
"My experience at Leeds was great! I made so many friends, organised events, represented Doctoral students at various committees as well as teaching and studying for my PhD has helped me be where I am. Leeds is a home away from home for me."

Studying with us

At Leeds, we aim to inspire you with a cutting-edge curriculum, delivered by academic experts who have a wealth of professional and research experience.

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