Centres for Doctoral Training

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What is a Centre for Doctoral Training?

Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) aim to train tomorrow's leading researchers to address science related problems for the benefit of society. Doctoral Training Programmes (within CDTs) provide structured PhD training. There is a focus on multidisciplinary challenges in modern science, with groups of doctoral students working as a group in a defined scientific area. 

How long does a CDT programme last?

Each programme varies in structure, but usually lasts for four years. The first 18 months is an intensive period of learning, which includes taught modules and a research project. During the four years, you will develop high-level expertise in a particular topic but with the excitement of working in multidisciplinary environments.

Centres for Doctoral Training

Academics within Engineering and Physical Sciences are leading the following CDTs:

Partner Doctoral Training Centres

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If you would prefer to undertake a standard PhD, visit phd.leeds.ac.uk to search our project ideas, funding opportunities, research areas and PhD supervisors.

Many of our centres are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences.

Our Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care CDT is supported by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.