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:
- Molecules to Product
Design, characterise and develop the next generation of chemical and material-based products with the potential to deliver superior performance and properties.
- Fluid Dynamics
Measure, model and predict fluid flows that are critically important to the innovation of processes and products across all industries, and to monitoring and predicting environmental processes.
- Water and Waste Infrastructure Systems Engineered for Resilience (Water-WISER)
Contribute to the generation of new knowledge about sustainable water, sanitation and waste management services to aid the poorest and most marginalised people globally.
- Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care
Help to transform cancer diagnosis and care through the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
- Centre for Satellite Data in Environmental Science (SENSE)
Transform environmental science in the UK using both advanced data science and Earth Observation techniques.
Partner Doctoral Training Centres
- Aerosol Science, led by the University of Bristol
- Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation, led by Durham University
- Nuclear Energy (GREEN: Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear) led by the University of Manchester
You may also be interested in:
- Bragg Centre for Materials Research
- Data Analytics and Society
- Astbury Centre BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme
- Astbury Centre Wellcome Trust 4 Year Programme
- Panorama NERC Doctoral Training Partnership
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.