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PhD opportunities

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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 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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Guidance and support

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Kinga Pasko

PhD in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

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Heather McLaren
Student | PhD in Tribology (Centre for Doctoral Training)
The way new students are taken in as a group and given lots of training and variety, all with a view to producing expert engineers to go out and work in industry, really appealed to me.