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Build your professional knowledge, experience and networks to shape your future. You can go further with the University of Leeds.
Whether you're continuing from undergraduate study, returning to education or changing direction, a postgraduate degree from the University of Leeds can help you take the next step.
Our next postgraduate Virtual Open Days will be held from 12 to the 17 April 2021. This will be a great opportunity to take part in a packed programme of Masters talks, chat to staff teams from across the University and speak directly to Masters students. Register your interest now to receive Virtual Open Day updates.
Globally recognised research will be at the heart of your learning at Leeds, and as a postgraduate student you’ll be part of our dedicated research community, helping tackle the big issues affecting today’s world. We’ll challenge you to explore, question and discover. You can become a specialist in your field.
Hear from recent graduate Beth about how she applied her research skills in a commercial context:
Alongside expert subject knowledge, you’ll benefit from our strong partnerships with leading companies. Many of our academic team are consultants and practitioners outside of the University, providing an industry focused education. You’ll gain real-world experience and build transferable skills to boost your employment prospects and future-proof your career.
Outstanding facilities underpin your postgraduate study and research. Leeds University Library is one of the UK’s leading academic research libraries where you can access a massive and ever-expanding collection of print and online resources. Find out more about our academic study facilities.
If you’ve got the drive, ambition and potential to succeed, we want to help you study with us. We offer a number of postgraduate scholarships and bursaries available to international, UK and EU students. If you are a graduate of the University of Leeds you can receive a 10% tuition fee bursary for postgraduate study.
Leeds is a vibrant place to live and learn, it has one of the largest student communities in the country. University campus is just a 10-minute walk from our thriving, multicultural city centre with lots of green space and nearby countryside to escape to. Find out more about postgraduate life in Leeds.
Our online postgraduate events and virtual fairs are a great opportunity to meet our faculty, admissions and funding teams. You can ask us anything about Masters study at Leeds.
If you’re ready to apply to study your Masters with us, the process couldn't be easier. Read our step by step 'how to apply' guidance to find out more.
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The Institute is Europe's largest free-standing University department dedicated to transport teaching and research.
Our mission is to advance the understanding of global transport and to develop skills in transport professionals, which we do from a unique inter-disciplinary perspective.
With a successful track record going back over 40 years, we now have around 60 staff, over 100 Masters students and more than 50 PhD students. This wealth of experience and critical mass means that ITS is widely respected as a first choice destination for anyone interested in transport.
ITS’ reputation for excellence is world-wide. We have consistently achieved a high rating in the UK government Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), reflecting research of international standing. In 2010 ITS was awarded a Queen's Anniversary prize for Higher and Further Education - in recognition of forty years sustained excellence.
This high ranking means we can recruit top students, attract high quality staff and invest in world-class facilities.
Students are taught by staff who are not only at the forefront of academic research, but also have widespread practical experience in consultancy and as advisers to organisations such as the World Bank, European Commission and national governments. Our Masters courses benefit from this applied expertise and students receive vocational training of the highest standard.
Reflecting the status of ITS, the facilities for postgraduate study are of world-class standard.
• The University of Leeds Driving Simulator - one of most advanced worldwide in a research environment, which allows research into driver behaviour in controlled laboratory conditions.
• Research facilities dedicated to transport and environmental issues, such as traffic monitoring, emissions and pollution monitoring.
• A full spectrum of specialist software tools including those developed by ITS – SATURN, PLUTO, DRACULA and KonSULT.
Benefits to you
• Your study at ITS and University degree will be recognised and respected throughout the world.
• You will be taught by world-class research active staff who are at the cutting edge of their field.
• You will develop skills that are in huge demand by industry.
• You will be part of a friendly, supportive Institute within a large multi-cultural University.
• You will join a prestigious network of ITS alumni in influential positions world-wide.
Leeds University Business School is a leading international business school, recognised for excellence in teaching and producing world class, impactful research. Regularly world ranked by the Financial Times and The Economist, Leeds is one of the most influential schools in Europe. The Business School holds the prestigious 'triple accreditation' from the three leading international accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.
We are one of eight faculties at the University of Leeds, and are proud to be named University of the Year 2017 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide). The University of Leeds is ranked in the world top 100 for academic reputation (QS World University Rankings 2017). Leeds University Business School is ranked 53rd in Europe (Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2016) and 1st in the UK, and 3rd in the world for International Business teaching and research (Financial Times Masters in Management 2016). To find out more about our reputation and global rankings, visit: www.business.leeds.ac.uk/about-us/rankings/
Leeds is internationally recognised as one of the UK's leading business schools, with more than 1,500 undergraduate and 1,500 postgraduate students from over 80 countries studying for a diverse and flexible range of degree programmes.
Thanks to our strong links with organisations worldwide, directors and senior managers from leading organisations regularly advise the school, provide projects and placements for our students, and make contributions to our programmes as visiting speakers and guests. Recent participants have included Asda, Barclays Bank, British Aerospace, British Telecom, IBM, GE Capital, Halifax plc, Johnson & Johnson and the NHS.
Our academics and staff offer a range of expertise of global standing. Many have been consultants and advisers to companies and organisations in the UK and abroad, delivering academic research projects with a value of £2.8 million in the last five years.
The Faculty of Biological Sciences is a world-leading destination for the study of biological sciences. We tackle global challenges across the areas of Biomedicine and Health, Sustainable Agriculture, Conservation and Ecology and Sport and Exercise Sciences.
All of our Masters courses are at the forefront of knowledge. You will engage with pioneering research and inspirational teaching that is informed by the latest discoveries in the field of biological sciences. You will also become part of our vibrant and collaborative research community that spans all areas of biological sciences from landscapes to molecules.
We take your personal development and employability very seriously. Our courses are developed in partnership with our proactive Industrial Advisory Board who ensure that relevant employability-related skills are embedded within all of our courses.
Study with us: biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk
The School of Earth and Environment provides a stimulating learning experience for students of earth, environmental science and environmental management. Our research was rated as grade 5 in the HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise.
We have over 80 academic staff in the school covering a wide variety of research which is undertaken by four institutes within the School.
Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) is dedicated to the development and application of interdisciplinary environmental analysis in realisation of the principles of sustainable development:
Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) is dedicated to understanding the physical and chemical processes that govern the behaviour of Earth's atmosphere. Atmospheric processes are investigated using numerical models and field and laboratory experiments from the Earth's surface to the stratosphere.
Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics (IGT) is dedicated to understanding the structure and evolution of the Earth and neighbouring planets. Detection and measurement of resources in the crustal layer and understanding of geological hazard; measurement of gravity, magnetism, seismic waves and electrical properties, theoretical and computer modelling, and surface structural mapping.
Institute of Earth Surface Science Institute (ESSI) researches the physical, biological and geochemical processes to understand controls on the modern environment (both land and sea) and how man is affecting that system.
The School of Food Science and Nutrition has always been a leader in the teaching of food science. It has built up a reputation over more than forty years as one of the world's leading institutions at which to study this subject.
In the RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) no similar school in the UK can match our performance over 3 cycles of review. We continue to collaborate with major food producers and other academic institutions - a sign of both the high quality research we undertake, and the relevance of our degrees for the needs of today's food industry.
Our teaching is rated as "excellent" by the Quality Assessment Exercise.
We currently offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering food science and nutrition, each with a variety of potential specialist options. We have designed these courses with a mind to providing you with a very broad range of alternative career options.
We also have a wide range of research opportunities for MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD. Please contact Sameera Rafiq (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
Ranked in the top six geography departments in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and awarded an 'Excellent' grading by HEFCE for the quality of our teaching, we disseminate cutting edge knowledge and research on topics as diverse as tropical ecology, social inclusion and city futures. We offer an excellent student experience; Geology achieved 98%, Physical Geography and Environmental Science achieved 97%, with both areas ranked 1st in the Russell Group. Human and Social Geography achieved 92% overall student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Satisfaction Survey.
To provide international leadership on major social, political and environmental challenges associated with global change. To ensure the quality of our research and its impact, combined with the excellence of our student experience, will enable the School to be recognised as one of the world’s leading geography departments. To pursue our vision, we have identified the following priorities:
To lead internationally excellent research collaborations and foster future research activity in ways that minimise our use of global resources and offer value for money
To develop our students as lifelong Leeds geographers with outstanding career opportunities
To nurture a thriving research postgraduate network
To build progressive knowledge transfer partnerships
To continue to engage our alumni community to support current students and research activities
The School of Healthcare is a large multidisciplinary school within the Faculty of Medicine and Health and one of the largest in the UK. We are in the top five for Nursing and Audiological Studies in the Independent Complete University guide, and first for Social Work in the Guardian league tables.
The School of Healthcare takes pride in being at the forefront of advancing the healthcare agenda, driving positive change and developments in healthcare policy, practice, research and education. The unique multi-disciplinary nature of our School ensures that our students receive a rounded experience enabling them to contribute positively as life-long citizens in the healthcare community.
We have a broad ranging team of highly trained staff and award winning researchers contributing to the professional areas of Audiology, Cardiology, Counselling, Nursing, Midwifery, Pharmacy, Radiography and Social Work
The school offers courses of study at undergraduate and continuing professional development and post graduate study. This incorporates programmes with professional registration, as well as multi professional programmes for qualified staff. Research degrees including MPhil and PhD are offered.
The nursing staff within the school work closely with NHS colleagues to provide education and research to enhance practice. The Academic and Clinical Unit for Musculoskeletal Nursing (ACUMeN) is a joint unit between the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust and the University which aims to integrate education and research with practice. The Palium Group is a collaboration between the School and clinicians at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and St Gemma's Hospice, Leeds.
The School of Mathematics warmly welcomes applications for postgraduate study. We take pride in the calibre of our staff, in the breadth of our postgraduate programmes, and in the successes of our postgraduates as they develop their careers within a stimulating and supportive academic environment.
The School comprises four departments: Applied Mathematucs, Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Financial Mathematics. Together they form one of the largest research school of mathematicians in the UK, with around 73 academic staff, 72 research PhD students and 32 taught MSc students. The Mathematics building lies at the centre of one of the UK's major university campuses, where we work together in developing the healthy, interactive research atmosphere which feeds and influences our undergraduate and MSc teaching programmes.
The School of Mathematics has a strong research track record – we were placed in the top ten mathematics departments in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) for research power, a measure which combines both the quality and volume of research, helping the University of Leeds to 14th place for research quality. In fact, 95% of the work submitted by the School in the RAE was classed as ‘world leading' or ‘internationally recognised'.
The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Leeds is one of the UK’s top engineering and computing faculties. We have an international reputation for teaching and research, achieving exceptionally high scores in the latest UK Government Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
One of our constituent schools, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, is now ranked No 1 in the country and overall as a Faculty we are now 7th in the UK for the quality of our research. This means you will be taught and supervised by world-class academics at the cutting edge of their discipline who will challenge, encourage and support you in your studies.
We are one of the largest engineering faculties in the UK. With over 700 engineering and computing postgraduate students from all over the world, our Faculty is a vibrant and friendly place to study. We have five dedicated student support teams who are located close to where you will work and study, ensuring personalised and direct contact.
The range and scope of our activity is extensive. We cover all the major engineering and computing disciplines and, in addition to the traditional core disciplines, we have specific expertise in engineering project management, water and waste engineering, computational fluid dynamics, artificial intelligence, communications and wireless technology, energy management, chemical and pharmaceutical engineering and medical engineering.
Our students have access to all the facilities you would expect from a top-rated UK research school and we are currently investing over £15m in research infrastructure to ensure our facilities remain world class.
All of our courses are delivered by academic staff who are research active and maintain close links with industry, this ensures that our courses are up-to-date and in line with employer needs. Our industrial partners also contribute to some teaching through guest lectures, hosting and supervising projects, as well as funding prizes, sponsorship and part-time employment opportunities.
Not only are our courses excellent for career development, with many graduates taking top positions in industry and government, they are also preparation for those wishing to undertake further in-depth study in the form of a PhD.
With teaching and research strengths across a wide range of media and communication subjects – from popular culture to political communication, journalism studies to digital media – we offer degrees that emphasise choice, opportunity and the development of analytical and creative skills.
In the field of Communication and Media, we're ranked 2nd in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2019), 39th in the world (QS World University Rankings by subject 2018) and 3rd in the UK for research power (REF 2014).
POLIS is one of the largest academic departments in the field of politics and international studies in the UK, providing an exciting environment for study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Why consider Leeds
The School of Politics and International Studies at Leeds is a unique department in the UK, bringing together research and teaching in the areas of Security, Development and Democracy. Part of one of the Russell Group top twenty research led universities in the UK, the School has a thriving postgraduate community with over 200 students studying on postgraduate programmes, and over half of these coming from overseas. Staff will help you grapple with the important issues of the day with passion and intelligence, utilising the expertise gained through their research work.
Politics and International Studies at Leeds
The work of the School covers a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary subjects, areas and agendas within the fields of politics, international relations, international development and European studies. Much of our work is international in orientation and staff expertise covers Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, American foreign policy, the post-Soviet world, and South and South East Asia.
The School is home to four major research centres, specialising in Global Justice and Development; International Relations and Security; Leadership, Parties and Institutions; and Political Theory and Democratisation.
We offer taught MA programmes in the following areas:
We offer the MA Global Development as well as MA Global Development with specific named pathways in: Africa; Gender; Education; Politics of Interntional Resources; and International Political Economy.
We offer the MA Politics as well as 2 specific named MA Politics pathways in Political Theory and Parliamentary.
International Relations and Security:
In this area we offer 3 named MA Programmes:
MA Conflict, Development and Security
MA International Relations
MA Security, Terrorism and Insurgency
We now also offer a unique, collaborative MA programme that allows you to study in both the UK and China: MA Public Administration
Research degrees at MPhil and PhD are also available within the areas covered by the School’s four major research centres. For more details see the School website.
Scholarships and bursaries
We offer a number of scholarships and bursaries. Scholarships are usually awarded on academic merit. Please contact us for more information.
The Graduate School
The Graduate School is here to provide support for all students studying in the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law.
We are here to help you navigate your way onto the right postgraduate path, and provide the support and facilities you need while you study. We aim to draw together the different nationalities, interests and expertise within the Faculty to make a vibrant community of researchers, academics and students.
International student entry
Both the School and the University have an abundance of experience admitting and successfully teaching students from countries around the world, and can provide expert guidance on admission requirements. Demonstrating our commitment to international students, Leeds has offices in several countries where applicants can obtain advice about the application process and pre-departure information. For the latest details go to www.leeds.ac.uk/international.
Excellent student support
With around 5,000 students from outside the UK studying at the University, student support services are excellent. With pre-departure briefings in many countries, meet-and-greet schemes at local stations and induction programmes on arrival, we do everything we can to help new students settle into university life. The University also provides a comprehensive range of welfare and support services to assist you during your time at Leeds.
If you are a single student from outside the European Union, the University will guarantee you a place in University accommodation, provided you return your accommodation application form and your deposit before the relevant deadlines. If you want accommodation for yourself and your partner or family, we do have some suitable accommodation, but places are limited. However, assistance can be provided via the Accommodation Office and Unipol Student Homes. For more information, visit www.leeds.ac.uk/accommodation.
Leeds has recently been voted the best value for money student city in the UK, and boasts a reputation as a student-friendly location. Whether you want to see theatre, galleries, restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes or stunning countryside close by, Leeds has got it all.
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