Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures Graduate School

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures hosts postgraduate researchers (PGRs) involved in a range of multidisciplinary research areas across all our Schools.

Close relationships have existed between all schools in the Faculty, but also across the University for example with the Faculty of  Social Sciences, the Faculty of Biological Sciences, the Leeds University Business School and the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

The Graduate School is committed to ensuring that the Equality and Inclusion Framework ‘Everyone Included – Everyone Involved’ is at the heart of everything that we do. 

Graduate School contacts

PGR research groups and representatives

The AHC Graduate School sponsors a number of PGR research groups each year to help postgraduate researchers build networks and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Faculty. There are also funding opportunities for PGRs to present their research at conferences and share their research with external partners. Each School in the Faculty has at least one PGR representative who sits on the the Faculty Graduate School Committee and local Committees within the School. 


Interconnections brings together postgraduates from across the Faculty to meet others, share cultural experiences, discover Leeds and Yorkshire, and to form academic and social connections.

Faculty Graduate School Postgraduate Research Centre 

Postgraduate researchers can use any of the three workrooms in the postgraduate research centre, based in Botany House, offering 24 workstations and a mixture of networked PCs and desks for laptop use. There is disabled access, and all rooms have a height adjustable desk, with one room designated a "silent" workroom. 

There is a common room with kitchen facilities and casual seating arrangements and printers and storage lockers are also available.

Postgraduate research study in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

Research study visits

General information on research study visits and the visa arrangements for the different categories of international study visitor is available on the University's Research, Study and Academic Visits website.

To arrange a visit, you will need to contact the School in which you wish to study to see if this is possible. There is a minimum standard annual pro-rata fee  and depending on the School you intend to visit, you may be required to pay a pro-rata bench fee.

Language Centre

The University of Leeds Language Centre provides an Academic English for Postgraduate Studies pre-sessional course which is designed to help international PGRs develop the necessary language and academic study skills required for successful study on a research degree programme. 

International Student Office

The University has a diverse and multicultural student body, and a community of outstanding academics. To ensure that you have the best possible experience out of your time here at Leeds, we have excellent support and guidance services available to international postgraduate researchers.

Our International Student Office provides specialist support and advice on admissions, fees and funding, visas and immigration, preparing for Leeds with anything from accommodation to arranging schooling and childcare. The International Student Office also runs a programme of trips and social activities and helps PGRs connect with the community outside the University.