Start your dream course in 2022 | BROWSE PROGRAMMES Start your dream course in 2022 | BROWSE PROGRAMMES
You can go further with the University of Leeds.

University of Leeds

A leading research university in one of the UK’s most diverse and vibrant cities. You can go further with the University of Leeds.

  • World top-100 University | QS World University Rankings 2023
  • 5th most targeted UK university by graduate recruiters | High Fliers Research 2022
  • 90% of University of Leeds research has a quality rating of “world-leading” or "internationally excellent” | REF 2021
  • Founding member of the prestigious Russell Group

Take the next step

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.

Research excellence

Globally recognised research will be at the heart of your learning at Leeds, exposing you to the latest discoveries and thinking. Our researchers push the frontiers of knowledge and tackle global challenges. Join us and make an impact.

Hear from recent graduate Beth about how she applied her research skills in a commercial context:

You can go further with the University of Leeds.
 

Inspirational teaching

Many of our academic team are consultants and practitioners outside of the University, so your learning is shaped by current ideas and expertise. Our innovative and interactive teaching will challenge you to explore, question and discover. You’ll be an active partner in your own learning.

You can go further with the University of Leeds.

A focus on employability

Our industry-relevant degrees can help you boost your employment prospects and future-proof your career.

Alongside expert subject knowledge, you’ll benefit from our strong partnerships with leading companies. You can build experience and networks through work placements, internships and events as well as take advantage of one of the biggest alumni communities of any UK university.

Find out more about careers

Outstanding facilities

Outstanding facilities support your studies. We’re continually investing in our campus -from technology and new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.

You can go further with the University of Leeds.

Funding your Masters

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.

Explore funding opportunities

Life at Leeds

Leeds is a great place to work as well as study, with exciting opportunities across a range of sectors.

University campus is just a 10-minute walk from our thriving, multicultural city centre with lots of green space and beautiful Yorkshire countryside nearby.

You can go further with the University of Leeds.

Find out more about life at Leeds

Online events

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.

View online events

How to apply

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.

Find out how to apply

Get in touch

Email: study@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 2336

institution facebook
institution instagram
institution linkedIN
institution twitter

Chat to a student ambassador at The University of Leeds


Department / School information and available programmes:

Programme List:

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 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 and almost 200 students from over 35 countries studying with us. 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 rank 18th in the world for Transportation Science and Technology, Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021, 2nd in the UK for research power, Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 and 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.

Programme List:

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.

Our reputation
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/

Our community
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.

Programme List:

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

Programme List:

The School of Chemical and Process Engineering is globally renowned for its teaching and research with an established reputation across the entire spectrum of chemical, energy, petroleum, nuclear engineering and aviation technology.

We are a top 100 university for Chemical Engineering, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 and are top 10 in the UK for Chemical Engineering, Complete University Guide 2022.

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 and we are proud to say that University of Leeds students are among the top 5 most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2021, High Fliers Research.

Programme List:

The School of Chemistry is a major UK chemistry department conducting research and teaching in chemical science, with more than 70 years of history. We have over 600 students from over 20 countries studying with us.

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.

The quality of our research, and the funding it attracts, means we’re able to invest in world-class facilities and academic staff who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research, which means you will be taught by internationally renowned, inspirational academics working at the top of their fields. As such the University of Leeds is ranked in the top 100 in the world, QS World University Rankings 2022.

Programme List:

The School of Civil Engineering is globally renowned for its teaching, research and engagement with industry and government. We’re one of the largest and longest established Civil Engineering schools in the UK with just over 50 staff and 1000 students from over 70 countries studying with us.

The quality of our research, and the funding it attracts, means we’re able to invest in world-class facilities and academic staff who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research, which means you will be taught by internationally renowned, inspirational academics working at the top of their fields.

We are 44th in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 and 3rd in the UK for Civil Engineering, Guardian University Guide 2021. The quality of our courses can be seen by a 92% overall student satisfaction for civil engineering, National Student Survey 2020, as well as being ranked 3rd in the Russell Group.

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 and we are proud to say that University of Leeds students are among the top 5 most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2021, High Fliers Research.

Programme List:

In 1957, the University of Leeds was one of the first universities in the UK to buy a computer. This was a revolutionary development in university science and engineering, and the springboard for academic computer science in the university. Today, the School of Computing has a global reputation for its teaching and research with over 1500 students from over 55 countries studying with us.

The quality of our research, and the funding it attracts, means we’re able to invest in world-class facilities and academic staff who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research, which means you will be taught by internationally renowned, inspirational academics working at the top of their fields.

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 and we are proud to say that University of Leeds students are among the top 5 most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2021, High Fliers Research.

Programme List:

The School of Earth and Environment provides a stimulating learning experience for students of earth, environmental science and environmental management. We are top 20 in the world for Geology and Geophysics, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

We have expertise in areas ranging from geology and geophysics, environmental science, meteorology and climate science, to environmental social science together under one roof. We have just over 1,100 students from almost 80 countries studying with us.

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 and we are proud to say that University of Leeds students are among the top 5 most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2021, High Fliers Research.



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.

Programme List:

The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is one of the leading Electronic and Electrical Engineering schools in the UK with over 100 years’ experience in both teaching and research excellence. We have around 700 students from over 65 countries studying with us.

The University of Leeds is among the top 100 universities, QS World University Rankings 2022 and 10th in the UK Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Guardian University Guide 2021. 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.

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.

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 and we are proud to say that University of Leeds students are among the top 5 most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2021, High Fliers Research.

Programme List:

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.

We were ranked 1st in the UK for Agriculture, forestry and food by the Guardian University Guide 2021, and among the top 100 in the world for Food Science and Technology, ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021.

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.

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 and we are proud to say that University of Leeds students are among the top 5 most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2021, High Fliers Research.

We also have a wide range of research opportunities for MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD. Please contact Sameera Rafiq (food.pgr.app@leeds.ac.uk) for more details.

Programme List:

The School of Geography is ranked 11th in the world for Geography in the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2021. Our academics are internationally renowned and working at the top of their fields – at the forefront of knowledge and thinking, 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; 89% student satisfaction for Human Geography, 85% for Physical Geographical Sciences, and 83% for Planning (urban, rural and regional) in the National Student Survey 2020.

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 and we are proud to say that University of Leeds students are among the top 5 most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2021, High Fliers Research.

Our vision

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

Programme List:

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.

Programme List:

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 Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Financial Mathematics. Together they form one of the largest research school of mathematicians in the UK, with around with over 140 staff and 1,400 students from over 60 countries studying with us. 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.

Not only is the University of Leeds among the top 100 universities, QS World University Rankings 2022 the School of Mathematics has a strong research track record – we were placed in the top ten mathematics departments in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 for the quality of our research. In fact, 100% of our research environment is conducive to producing research of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality.

Programme List:

Globally renowned for our teaching and research, the School of Mechanical Engineering is one of the leading mechanical engineering schools in the UK. We have over 1,500 students from over 60 countries studying with us.

Not only is the University of Leeds among the top 100 universities, QS World University Rankings 2022 the School of Mechanical Engineering has a strong research track record – we were ranked 2nd in the UK for Mechanical Engineering in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. In addition, we were joint fourth for the quality of our research in our unit of assessment. In fact, 100% of our research environment is conducive to producing research of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality.

The quality of our research, and the funding it attracts, means we’re able to invest in world-class facilities and academic staff who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research, which means you will be taught by internationally renowned, inspirational academics working at the top of their fields.

Programme List:

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).

Programme List:

The School of Physics and Astronomy has a long history of award-winning and impactful research and teaching. William H Bragg conducted his Nobel Prize-winning research at Leeds and we’re able to lay claim to the development of Bragg's Law for X-Ray Diffraction, the origin and nature of magnetism, the creation of Barr and Stroud, spintronics, microbubbles and many other great accomplishments.

The quality of our research, and the funding it attracts, means we’re able to invest in world-class facilities and academic staff who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research, which means you will be taught by internationally renowned, inspirational academics working at the top of their fields. 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.

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 and we are proud to say that University of Leeds students are among the top 5 most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2021, High Fliers Research.

Programme List:

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:

Global Development:

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.

Politics:

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.

Guaranteed accommodation
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 Life
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.

Contact
School of Politics and International Studies
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT

T +44 (0)113 343 6843
F +44 (0)113 343 4400
E polispg@leeds.ac.uk
W www.polis.leeds.ac.uk

Programme List: