Research opportunities

Join our thriving community of postgraduate research students in the School of Healthcare.

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Refining guidance to help new mums in need

A good practice guide for caring for new and expectant mothers and the people close to them has been produced by Leeds and other university partners.

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Strengthening the knowledge-based economy

The University of Leeds is among the top performing higher education institutions in England for generating impact around its research, according to an analysis by Research England.

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Research degrees

Research degrees

Our world-leading research environment is home to PhD students studying a wide variety of subjects across healthcare.

The expertise of our staff and the productive partnerships we maintain with other academic institutions and organisations create a uniquely insightful environment — offering the opportunity to make an impactful contribution to the healthcare landscape.


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'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'

Submitted research - REF 2021

Top 50

World top 50 for nursing and midwifery

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

Top 100

World top 100 university

QS World Rankings 2022

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