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Leeds University Business School

PhD Programmes

Business & Management (1)



The history starts over a hundred years ago when the Yorkshire College was first founded and Political Economy was taught, and takes us on a journey through the history of the people and business courses studied at the University of Leeds over the years to present day.


  • Both Masters and Bachelor programmes

Our postgraduate taught courses enable you to update and enhance your knowledge and understanding of a specialist area, and prepare you for a rewarding career.

Leeds University Business School offers 30 masters programmes in the areas of:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing


Our research mission is to produce and disseminate world-class research, to increase knowledge, skills, understanding and impact. As a research-intensive Russell Group institution, our research power, size and diversity mean that we are able to offer interdisciplinary opportunities, both across the University and with a wealth of international partners. With over 200 academic staff in the Business School from across the globe, and a wider community across the University of Leeds, our people share a passion for excellence. 

Our six divisions form the framework for our teaching and research.


  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Work and Employment Relations


Alongside theories, facts and critical analysis, our programmes place strong emphasis on professional skills such as effective communication, teamwork, leadership and intercultural understanding.

We prepare you with the transferable skills employers look for when recruiting.

Many major companies regularly visit campus to meet our students, as part of speaker programmes or to talk about specific careers.

The University's business start-up service, Spark, advises and assists students and alumni who have graduated within the last seven years with their initial business idea to start-up and beyond.

You can make connections through the University's online networking tool, Leeds Network. 


Student services

Lecture theatre:

  • Harvard style lecture theatre seats over 200 people.
  • Latest audio-visual technology and professional presentation equipment.

Study areas:

  • Fantastic study spaces and dedicated computer clusters.
  • Networked PCs that link into the University Library and email systems, internet, Microsoft Office software, and the computer help desk

Teaching spaces

  • State-of-the-art Collaborative Teaching Space. The teaching room incorporates the latest teaching and learning technology.
  • Impressive seminar and syndicate rooms provide a less formal environment for group work and meetings.
  • All equipped with the latest technology.

Housing services

Our high-quality accommodation is close to the University and Leeds city centre. It ranges from modern purpose-built apartments to Victorian houses and offers:

  • a choice of contract lengths
  • flexible payment methods
  • rents that include energy charges, internet access and off-peak membership of The Edge sports facility
  • a 24-hour security service
  • insurance cover for your personal possessions (terms and conditions apply)

Family accommodation:

  • international students (ie paying fees at the international rate) on a full-time course
  • students who want to live with their partner and/or children – you don't have to be married or be in a heterosexual relationship. Lone parents are also eligible to apply.

Library services

The University of Leeds has some of the best library facilities in the UK with over 2.8 million books, tens of thousands of publications and access to the latest web-based databases.

Leeds University Library also offers dedicated support for PhD researchers.

ICT services

At the Business School we offer a dedicated study centre for postgraduate students. It is equipped with computers, wireless internetaccess, desktop space and lockable storage units. It also provides a relaxation area furnished with sofas, and a quiet zone for individual study. Our computers support specialist applications including NVivo and AMOS.

Student Life

Campus life

The University is located on a lively 98 acre campus, one of the largest university campuses in the UK. We have one of the best academic libraries in the UK with over 3.5M print and online library resources.

Our single-site campus has everything you’d find in a small town, our student-focused shops, bars and sports facilities make you feel at home.

Our bustling campus is one of the most popular student destinations in the UK - with outstanding libraries and state-of-the-art sports facilities all on site, just a short walk from the city centre.

Leeds has a thriving nightlife, arts and cultural scene and over the years the city has become one of the UK's ultimate shopping destinations. 

Sports facilities

We cater for all levels of sporting participation and achievement. Twice Olympic Champion triathlete Alistair Brownlee graduated from Leeds, whilst Leeds University Union provide plenty of opportunities to get involved, whatever your level.

For spectating, local sports teams include the three-time world Rugby League champions Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United Football Club, whilst Headingley Cricket Ground regularly hosts international matches just two kilometers from campus.

Student clubs

The University is proud to offer students fantastic facilities, including the award-winning Leeds University Union with over 250 clubs and societies and £12m swimming pool and fitness suite 'The Edge'.


Accreditations of Leeds University Business School

  • AACSB accredited
  • AMBA Accredited
  • EQUIS Accredited
  • ESRC Accredited
  • Small Business Charter award winner
  •  Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Accredited
  • Member of the Association of Business Schools (ABS)
  • BPS Accredited
  • CIPD Accredited
  • IOE Accredited
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Founding Member of the Alliance of Chinese & European Business Schools

Leeds, England, United Kingdom

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