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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 stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential. 

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

The range of careers open to you once you’ve finished your PhD is broad. Our doctoral graduates have secured positions with organisations such as NASA, the Met Office, GeTech Group, Environment Agency and Public Health England.

Over 95%

of our research

has either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact, latest REF

Postgraduate research at the University of Leeds

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Thomas Slater
Student | PhD in Earth and Environment
The School of Earth and Environment is renowned for climate research, and at the Centre for Polar Observation in particular, as working here allows me to combine my longstanding fascinations with both Earths’ ice sheets and space.