Research degree admissions and registration
Guidance on supporting the application process including English language eligibility requirements, references, academic qualifications and how to support the annual registration process.
Applications for postgraduate research degrees
Postgraduate researcher (PGR) applicants apply online. Applications are handled by relevant Graduates Schools and offers are made by the Postgraduate Research and Operations
Concurrent registrations for postgraduate researchers
Candidates for research degrees are not normally permitted to register concurrently for two programmes of study at this or another Higher Education Institution.
Conditions of acceptance for postgraduate researcher applicants
Applicants who have been offered a place subject to the award of a previous qualification must provide evidence of this prior to registration.
Considering applications for part-time research degree study
Part-time study is available for some research degree programmes. Academic requirements for part-time study are identical to those for full-time study.
English language requirements for postgraduate researchers
Postgraduate research students will need an English language qualification at a high level if they wish to study at the University of Leeds.
Exceptional cases for postgraduate researcher admissions
If an applicant does not meet the usual entry requirements, or the school would like special arrangements to be made for the applicant, the school must make a case for the applicant to be accepted.
Induction for postgraduate researchers
A good induction can help PGRs settle in quickly and begin to make early progress with their research.
The Student Funding team, within the Student Education Service, processes awards made to students on behalf of their School (for example, as part of a postgraduate maintenance award) or on behalf of a University Service.
Postgraduate researcher - admission start dates/changes of start date
There are a number of factors to consider when choosing initial start dates for applicants. You can also find out the process for change of start date, after a formal offer has been made.
Postgraduate researchers enrolling on taught modules
Postgraduate researchers can participate in taught modules, either with formal enrolment and assessment, or by attending part or all of the module without undergoing assessment,in addition to the research if they are useful for training and are approved by their supervisor(s).
References for research degree applications
An academic reference is an overview of an applicant, provided by someone known to the them, in support of their application for research degree study.
Research degree supervision eligibility
The Graduate Board provides criteria for appointing research degree supervisors.
Research postgraduate admissions policy
The PGR admissions policy applies to recruitment and admissions to all our postgraduate research programmes.
Research postgraduate applicants awaiting master's degree results
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) regulations require students who have previously studied in the UK on a Tier 4 (General) student visa to demonstrate academic progression if they are going to study a further course in the UK while on a Tier 4 (General) student visa.
Transfers in - postgraduate researchers
This section applies to postgraduate researchers (PGR) who are currently registered for a research degree at another university and who wish, as a result of their supervisor moving to Leeds, to arrange a transfer to Leeds to continue with their research.