Research degrees


EU Marie Curie Individual Fellowships call now open.

Deadline: 11 September 2019

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Emma Cawood, Research student
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Scientists identify new regulator of immune responses

Scientists have made a discovery which could be a target for new drugs to tackle autoimmune diseases.

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Potential new routes to anti-malarial drugs revealed

A recent study of enzyme inhibitors has revealed potential new routes to anti-malarial drugs.

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Research Degrees

Being a postgraduate researcher in the Faculty of Biological Sciences gives you the opportunity to become part of a vibrant research community.

Postgraduate research opportunities

We offer a broad range of PhD projects in world-leading research groups and labs, with access to facilities, training and support, providing you with the best start to a career in research and beyond.

£17 million

Astbury Centre Laboratory Investment

For world-leading biological research

Prof Alan Berry
Staff | Director of the Graduate School
"Our research postgraduates are members of the Leeds research community and through their work make a significant contribution to Faculty research. The reports on our REF submissions noted our excellent training programmes for research students."


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2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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Michaela Agapiou
Student | PhD Molecular and Cellular Biology
"I love the wide range of experiments I have undertaken as part of my project; each week can be really diverse. I use a number of the University’s facilities and I get to work with a lot of different people, which I love."