Postgraduate research opportunities

Browse through our research degree opportunities to find funding and funded projects. These opportunities are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it is important you make enquiries and apply as early as possible. If you have already secured funding, please take a look at our competition / non-funded projects. Former students may be eligible for a 10% discount on fees with our alumni bursary.

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Funding schemes

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
China Scholarships Council - University of Leeds Scholarships Transport Citizens or permanent residents of the People's Republic of China 9 January 2019
ESRC White Rose DTP Transport UK and EU 23 January 2019
EPSRC DTP Transport UK only 31 January 2019
Leeds Doctoral Scholarships Transport Worldwide (International, UK and EU) 1 April 2019

Competition funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Are we modelling the wrong thing: differences between the psychologists' and the modellers' view of behaviou - Choice Modelling Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Application of system dynamics to transport challenges - Spatial Modelling and Dynamics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Demand for electric and hybrid cars - modeling vehicle replacement and type choice - Economics and Appraisal Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Driver-oriented virtual testing of vehicle safety and automation - Human Factors and Safety Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Life Cycle Assessment of Roads - Spatial Modelling and Dynamics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Mode and shipment size choice models on data for individual shipments - Economics and Appraisal Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Optimal route and speed (3D navigation) for minimising fuel consumption of trucks - Spatial Modelling and Dynamics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Politics and culture of pedestrian and cyclist safety - Social and Political Sciences Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Safety of Vulnerable Road Users in Developing Countries - Human Factors and Safety Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
The impact of cognitive distractions on driving with and without automation - Human Factors and Safety Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Travel behaviour change - Social and Political Sciences Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Understanding and modelling sensorimotor control in driving - Human Factors and Safety Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
User acceptance and adoption of new transport technologies - Human Factors and Safety Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Ownership and mobility services in an automated vehicle environment, and its impact on energy use, carbon emissions and distributional equity (EPSRC DTP) - Spatial Modelling and Dynamics UK only 31 January 2019
Adapting Road Infrastructure for Autonomous Vehicles (EPSRC DTP) - Spatial Modelling and Dynamics UK only 31 January 2019
Persuasive technology and direct messaging for achieving modal shift in urban areas (EPSRC DTP) - Social and Political Sciences UK only 31 January 2019
Light Electric Vehicles for Active Travel: the potential for reducing energy demand and carbon emissions EPSRC DTP) - Social and Political Sciences UK only 31 January 2019
Combining advanced mathematical modelling, data mining and new data sources to understand travellers' response to major disruptions (EPSRC DTP) - Choice Modelling UK only 31 January 2019
Activity planning in the context of emerging modes of transport (EPSRC DTP) - Choice Modelling UK only 31 January 2019
Game theoretic approaches for the mathematical control, modelling and optimization of interactions between autonomous vehicles and other road users (EPSRC DTP) - Human Factors and Safety UK only 31 January 2019
Large-scale modelling of transport and energy choices using emerging big data sources (EPSRC DTP) - Choice Modelling UK only 31 January 2019