Leeds researchers chosen for prominent funding programme

Dr Viktoria Spaiser, Dr Tim Thurston and Dr Rene Frank have today been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Find out more
Dr Viktoria Spaiser, Dr Rene Frank and Dr Timothy Thurston
Find out more

An app to help African farmers defeat crop pests

A mobile phone app – launched by an international team of scientists – will support farmers across Africa to adopt environmentally friendly ways of protecting their crops from pests.

Read more
African smallholder farmers
Read more

New COVID-19 testing lab in Nigeria

GCRF funds a new Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory for COVID-19 testing in Nigeria.

Read more
new Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory
Read more

Postgraduate research opportunities

We offer a broad range of PhD projects in world-leading research groups and labs.

Search research opportunities
Student beth peacock in the Covance laboratories
Search research opportunities
Scroll down

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."

6th

in the UK for Research Power

2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Studying with us

More on Studying with us

Guidance & support

More on Guidance & support

Your career and development

More on Your career and development

How to apply

More on How to apply
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."