Starting your research
Starting a new research degree can feel like a big step but we'll help you through the early days with information and support.
During your research
Throughout your research project, your supervisory team will be on hand to monitor your progress and offer the support you need.
Thesis Submission and the Viva
As you approach the end of your research degree, make sure you understand the University’s arrangements for the examination of your thesis, and the thesis submission and examination process.
Postgraduate researcher policies and procedures
A number of policies, procedures, codes of practice and rules are specific to research students.
Funding for postgraduate researchers
Whether you are self-funded or on a scholarship, find out about fees, financial support and other funding processes during your research degre
The Doctoral College
The Doctoral College will shape and support your postgraduate research experience. We connect our whole research community and can put you in touch with the services, guidance, and opportunities you will need.
Research at the University of Leeds is conducted according to the principles of academic excellence, community, integrity, inclusiveness and professionalism.
The Graduate Record of Achievement and Development (GRAD) is the University record keeping system for all postgraduate researchers.
Postgraduate Support and wellbeing
There is a wide range of support available to you during your time at the University, including counselling, disability services, help with cultural differences and much more.
The PGR Diversity team is based in Educational Engagement and aims to address inequalities faced by underrepresented groups in relation to accessing and succeeding in postgraduate research study.
Graduation certificate update
Your degree certificate won’t be handed to you at graduation. Instead, this will be posted and emailed to you. To ensure we can send this out to you as soon as possible, we need some information from you to allow us to deliver your digital degree certificate and physical copy.