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Leeds Doctoral College

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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, being part of a small community with whom you’ll interact on a daily basis.


"world-leading" or "internationally excellent"

Submitted research - REF 2021

Centres for Doctoral Training

Fully funded 4 year PhD places

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Julia Gala De Pablo
I am currently doing Raman flow cytometry at the University of Tokyo, where we can analyse the biochemical composition of hundreds of cells per second under flow to better understand what makes some of them different.