We offer three kinds of research degree for postgraduate students.
Here at the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), we find our students decide to pursue a research degree for many different reasons.
Some want to research a subject relevant to their profession, or change their career direction. Others progress from MA programmes, or simply wish to study a topic of interest.
Age is never a barrier.
Research at POLIS
At the School of Politics and International Studies, we pool our knowledge.
Our school brings together academics from across political, international, and development disciplines, and much of our work is highly international in orientation. Staff expertise covers all the main regions of the world.
Postgraduate Open Days
If you would like to find out more about postgraduate research opportunities, come along to one of our postgraduate open days. The next postgraduate open day is in February 2014.
We are part of the ESRC funded White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). In 2012/13, the DTC is offering 52 new studentships across the White Rose Universities, including themed studentship Networks, and a range of available ESRC scholarships at Leeds. Any studentships related to the School of Politics and International Studies will be posted here in due course.
Research Student Profiles
If you want to find out more about the different areas of research currently being undertaken by our research students in POLIS, why not take a look at our current research students.
- Download Postgraduate Research brochure [PDF: 2.44MB]
Leap Training Hub
The new LEAP Training Hub offers skills development opportunities to PhD students working in the Social Sciences.
University Research Training
The University offers research skills training for research students through the Staff and Departmental Development Unit (SDDU).