A split-site PhD at the University of Leeds is defined by a PGR spending agreed periods of study in Leeds and other periods of study in a research institute or commercial / industrial organisation.
Model A involving a strategic partnership with a commercial/industrial organisation or an international academic or research institution. These are normally cohort-based and full-time study.
Model B involving individual Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs). These are normally part-time study.
If you are considering any of these arrangements, contact Postgraduate Research and Operations for advice early on to help make the programme development process as smooth as possible.
All split-site models of study require proof a higher level of English language proficiency than the University minimum for research degrees (IELTS 6.5 with no component below 6.0)
Model A: strategic partnership with a commercial/industrial organisation or an international academic or research institution
Provides opportunities for research project collaboration between the University and high quality commercial or industrial organisations with a research component and reputation. The collaboration may lead to further research collaboration between the institutions.
PGRs are jointly supervised by experienced research degree supervisors from Leeds and similarly experienced researchers from the partner organisation.
Model B: individual PGRs of very high quality
The PGR is supervised by a research degree supervisor at the University of Leeds and a local adviser is appointed to provide day to day support. The adviser will be from a higher education institution, research institute, commercial or industrial organisation with a significant research component or reputation.
Split-site models of study
|Model A||Model B|
|Method of study||full-time||part-time|
|Standard period of study||3 years||5 years|
|Period of study required at Leeds||18 months||8 months|
|Timing of transfer||End of Year 1||End of Year 2|
|Maximum time limit for submission||4 years||7 years|
Split-site fees (academic session 2017/18)
Fees are set as a percentage of the UK/EU or international full time fee.
|Year of study||Model A||Model B|
Split-site fees (from academic session 2018/19)
|Year of study||Model A (% of full-time fee)||Model B (% of part-time fee)|
|6 & 7 (Model B only)||