Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Performance and Cultural Industries


How to Apply

Applications can be made at any time of the year. To apply for a Research Degree you will need to complete an online application form, which can be found here, and write a research proposal that follows the guidelines below. For all enquiries please contact the Graduate School Administrator Linda Watson pciphd@leeds.ac.uk or 0113 343 8713. It is advisable that you contact the School before submitting an application. We would normally expect a candidate to have contacted potential supervisors before they make an application.

How Do I Write A Research Proposal?

Your proposal should be up to 3000 words (including the bibliography).  We use your proposal to assess the potential of your topic for research, and to match your interests with appropriate supervisors.

Please give the following information in separate sections:

If you have any questions about writing your research proposal, please contact the Postgraduate Research Tutor Dr Ben Walmsley b.walmsley@leeds.ac.uk for more information.
What happens next?

When the School receives your application, we will contact you. Wherever possible, we call candidates for interview. For international students, this can be a telephone interview. We will let you know the result of your application as soon as possible.

The University of Leeds welcomes applications from international students, and has a network of representatives who are happy to inform and advise international students about the University. A list of Leeds overseas representatives can be found here.

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