PhD opportunities

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Cohort of psotgraudate researchers in the lab

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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Food science researchers
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Leeds alumna

Holly, who studied for a PhD in public health nutrition, now works as a Consultant at the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe in Moscow

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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. 

Our annual showcase brings the research community from across our campus together to celebrate the excellence and diversity of work being done by our postgraduate researchers.


of our research

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

Research in the School of Food Science and Nutrition

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Research facilities

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Guidance and support

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Funding and fees

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Joana Encarnacao
Student | PhD in polyphenols and human health
I am currently researching the effect of particular coffee antioxidants in human inflammation and cardiovascular health, an increasing concern in today's society as part of an epidemiological human study.

Links with industry

You’ll benefit from our close working relationships with a large number of key companies and academic institutions in the UK and overseas. You’ll have the opportunity to attend industry talks, seminars and conferences where you’ll meet and network with colleagues from industry and academia. 

Our doctoral graduates have secured positions with organisations including, among others: Principle Healthcare Ltd, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Campden BRI, and the University of Hong Kong.