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Tackling global challenges

Our researchers are working with partners to tackle major environmental, economic and social challenges

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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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Rose Cairns
Student | PhD in Earth and Environment
Following my PhD, I took on a temporary post-doctoral position at SRI, examining the role of so-called boundary organisations (institutions in which science and politic intertwine) on the social status of knowledge about climate change.