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Centres for Doctoral Training

Our Centres for Doctoral Training aim to train tomorrow's leading researchers to address science-related problems for the benefit of society

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Leeds Doctoral College

The Doctoral college brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, throughout your time in Leeds

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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 institutes, a small community with whom you’ll interact on a daily basis.


of our research has

either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact, latest REF

What is a PhD?

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Kinga Pasko

PhD in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

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Xingtian Zhang
Student | PhD Mechanical Engineering
Pursuing an academic role involves a lot of curiosity, plenty of concentration and insistence, and continuous discovery, but it is full of self-achievement.