Research degree routes
The main distinction between these three lies in the length of time devoted to earning the degrees, and in the scope of the work undertaken and the extent of the training input.
An important variation is the 1+3 ESRC scheme that encompasses a one year MA and three years of PhD study.
Research at the School of Sociology and Social Policy
The School of Sociology and Social Policy at Leeds offers an array of opportunities for graduate research work.
Throughout its existence, the School has been a major centre of research and graduate training, and PhDs from Leeds can now be found at senior academic levels throughout Britain and the world.
The School is part of the ESRC funded White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) and offers accredited social research training. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 79% of the School's research was classified as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'.