100 years

Celebrating 100 years of Geography at Leeds

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PhD centre in Earth observation

The Centre for Satellite Data in Environmental Science will enable 50 fully-funded PhD researchers to harness satellite data to tackle global environmental challenges

Tropical peatland in the Congo, observed by satellites. Credit: Dr Edward Mitchard, University of Edinburgh

Postgraduate open day

Explore campus, talk to staff and students and find out more about our postgraduate research opportunities

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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. 


of our research

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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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Ben Gillespie
Alumni | PhD in River Basin Processes and Management
I am now a Senior Environmental Consultant at an environmental consultancy called Cascade Consulting. I met the Managing Director of this consultancy through my PhD and on completion, he offered me the job.