100 years

Celebrating 100 years of Geography at Leeds

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PhD opportunities

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Leeds Doctoral College

The Doctoral College brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, throughout your time in Leeds

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Research degrees

Research degrees

Whether you’re looking to begin an academic career or want to develop your skills and expertise for a career in industry, studying for a PhD will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential. 

We offer four types of research degrees, including a PhD, split-site PhD, MPhil and an MA or MSc by Research

You’ll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of postgraduate researchers who come from all over the world. 


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Postgraduate research in the School of Geography

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Links with industry

Industry talks, seminars and conferences

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Guidance and support

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Funding and fees

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Scott Watson
Alumni | PhD in Geography
Since starting my PhD I’ve developed new skills using remote sensing and GIS software, learnt how to make and analyse 3D models using Structure-from-Motion, improved my paper writing, and conducted two field campaigns on the Khumbu Glacier in Nepal.