PhD opportunities

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Researcher in environmental engineering lab

Leeds Doctoral College

We connect our whole researcher community and put you in touch with the services, guidance and opportunities you need

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Female postgraduate researcher in civil engineering environmental labs
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PhD in wastewater treatment

Postgraduate researcher Saleh Al Haddad hopes to improve wastewater treatment through the applications of his bioresource systems research

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Dr Miller Camargo-Valero and Saleh in the Civil engineering environmental labs
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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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in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

Centres for Doctoral Training

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

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Meng Li
Student | PhD in Architecture and Urbanism
Dr Gehan Selim, who has a background in architecture, has enhanced my confidence by encouraging me to be a strong and self-starting researcher.