PhD opportunities

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Centres for Doctoral Training Virtual Open Day

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Leeds Doctoral College

Brings together the support and enhancement opportunities available to you as a postgraduate researcher

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Research degrees

Research degrees

Whether you’re looking to begin an academic career or want to develop your skills and expertise for a career in industry, studying for a PhD will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential.

You’ll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of postgraduate researchers who come from all over the world.

As well as a lead supervisor who’ll provide guidance and support on your project, you’ll also be associated with one of our research groups, a small community with whom you’ll interact on a daily basis.

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Research degrees in the School of Civil Engineering

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Centres for Doctoral Training

Fully funded 4 year PhD places in water and waste infrastructure systems engineered for resilience

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Guidance and support

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Anie Yulistyorini
Student | PhD in Robotic Bridge Bearing Inspection
My research is split 50-50 between the School of Civil Engineering and the School of Computing, and applies techniques from computing and robotics to inspection of civil infrastructure.