Study for a PhD or MPhil at the University of Leicester
The 2012 QS World University Rankings place us in the Top 10 in the UK and Top 100 in the world for research citations and the last Research Assessment Exercise of UK universities showed we have one of the highest proportions of staff who are research active.
Why study for a PhD at Leicester?
Undertake your PhD or MPhil at the University of Leicester and you'll benefit from:
- Our international reputation for research excellence
- Supervision from staff at the frontiers of their disciplines
- Facilities and support for the 21st century researcher
As an integral part of your research degree, we'll also provide you with extensive opportunities to develop your personal and professional capabilities - helping you become a more effective researcher and successfully complete your studies.
Join a Welcoming Research Community
Our research student community has around 1,500 members and about 40% of our campus based researchers come from outside the EU. We offer a welcoming and supportive environment for research students with structured induction programmes, social and networking events, and help so you can raise your profile as a researcher within the University and beyond.
Enjoy Leicester – A Vibrant and Diverse City
Located right at the heart of the UK, Leicester has all the excitement and activities of a large city but keeps a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The city is one of the most vibrant and diverse in the UK with a varied city life to explore and enjoy.
Our main campus is located within walking distance of Leicester city centre - why not try our campus video tour.
Find a PhD or MPhil in Your Subject
With all this to offer, it is no wonder that the University of Leicester is the natural choice for the next generation of world-class researchers. Learn more about our PhD and MPhil programmes and professional doctorates.
Want to know more about research degrees and what postgraduate research involves? Take a look at our guide to UK PhD and MPhil degrees.