Research, Master | University of Leeds | Leeds, United Kingdom
12 months
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Studying for a Research programme from University of Leeds can be an excellent opportunity to develop your intellectual skills and your academic interest in a particular field. 


Key Features

The Research programme from University of Leeds is a 12 month research project (24 months part-time). It is distinct from our taught Masters programmes and involves planning, implementing and writing up a research project. You will be supervised by two members of academic staff and will be encouraged to submit your work for publication at the end of the course.

We have projects you can apply for but you are also welcome to propose your own research project. By undertaking an original piece of research you will develop a mixture of high-level subject-specific and generic skills, including:

  • Project management: the ability to organise, plan and carry through to completion a complicated project
  • Technical expertise: project dependent but may also include good laboratory and fieldwork practice and advanced health and safety skills
  • High-level oral communication skills: especially on projects involving external partners and sponsors with whom you will liaise
  • Strong written communication skills: in writing up your research project, you will become proficient at explaining complex ideas
  • Data analysis skills: data handling, collation, and, where appropriate, statistical and graphical analysis
  • Self-motivation: although you will be closely supervised, you will have to be strongly self-motivated to succeed

Programme Structure

  • As a Masters by Research student, you will have regular meetings with your supervisors and will receive training in research skills on the University of Leeds' research student training programme. You will join a large and dynamic community of research students in one of the UK's highest-rated Geography departments.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are welcome at any time of year unless you are applying for a funded project or scholarship/bursary with a deadline attached.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need at least a UK 2:1 honours degree or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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