Postgraduate research opportunities

Browse through our research degree opportunities to find funded projects and scholarships. These opportunities are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it is important you make enquiries and apply as early as possible. If you have already secured funding, we have a range of non-funded projects available.

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Funding schemes

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Institute for Medieval Studies opportunities Worldwide (International, UK and EU) -
Inter-disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre opportunities Worldwide (International, UK and EU) -
School of Design opportunities Worldwide (International, UK and EU)
School of English opportunities Worldwide (International, UK and EU) -
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies opportunities Worldwide (International, UK and EU)
School of History opportunities Worldwide (International, UK and EU) -
School of Languages, Cultures and Societies opportunities Worldwide (International, UK and EU) -
School of Media and Communication opportunities Worldwide (International, UK and EU) -
School of Music opportunities Worldwide (International, UK and EU) -
School of Performance and Cultural Industries opportunities Worldwide (International, UK and EU) -
School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science opportunities Worldwide (International, UK and EU) -

Competition funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
A new model for large-scale community performance UK and EU Thursday 29 November 2018
All Music Matters: the value of music for creating inclusive communities UK and EU Monday 17th December
An Analysis of the History of Independent Film Exhibition in Leeds UK and EU 9 January 2019
Developing audiences for drama: a critical analysis of England's regional touring strategy UK and EU 3rd December 2018
Examining the Importance of Cross-Curricula Formal Learning in a Country House Setting UK and EU Stage 1 deadline 26th November 2018
From Engagement to Empowerment: The Future of England's Heritage Open Days UK and EU Stage 1: 2 January 2019
How do ethics influence the development of policies for accessing public collections which are essentially restricted by law: A case study of the Royal Armouries UK and EU Stage 1: 26 November 2018
Innovative Approaches to Ballet Audience Development with Young Asian Communities UK and EU 3 December 2018
Kirkstall Abbey: Medieval Monastic Site in the Changing World - from Romantic Ruins to Community Resource UK and EU 17 December 2018
Military Service, Philanthropy and Security in Modern Britain: The Corps of Commissionaires, 1859 – 1973 UK and EU 10 December 2018
Researching Radicalism in the North: Embedding New Modes of Dramaturgical Research at Red Ladder Theatre UK and EU Stage 1 - Thursday 29th November