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."


in the UK for Research Power

2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Studying with us


Guidance & support


Your career and development


How to apply

Michaela Agapiou
Student | Molecular and Cellular Biology
"I chose Leeds because of my supervisor, Julie Aspden, who had just started her group at the University of Leeds. There are also fantastic resources necessary for my project (e.g. the sequencing facility and the structural biology facilities."