Postgraduate research opportunities

Browse through our research degree opportunities to find PhD projects and scholarships. Some of our funding options are linked to specific projects, whilst others can be applied more flexibly, allowing you to choose your research area and supervisor. 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.

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Funding schemes

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Alumni bursary All subjects Worldwide (International, UK and EU) No deadline - automatic

Directly funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
PhDs in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (SOFI) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) All subjects UK and EU Ongoing
ERC funded Doctoral Studentship: Relating Oral Tribology to Sensory Perception Food science and Nutrition UK and EU Ongoing
Dietary manipulation of the cancer cell plasma membrane (Leeds Global Challenge Doctoral Scholarships) Food science and Nutrition UK and EU 1 June 2018
Soya transitions and implications on agri-food systems in Zambia Food science and Nutrition International (excluding EU) 30 June 2018

Competition funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
PhD in Food Colloids & Interfacial Science Food colloids and processing Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Bayesian clustering, Dirichlet process mixture modelling and metabolic profile landscape analysis of fat and lipid biomarkers derived from large-scale lipidomics Food chemistry and biochemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Physiological and psychological mechanisms of resistance to weight loss Food science and Nutrition Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Development and validation of new dietary assessment methods (unfunded) Food colloids and processing Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Food and nutrient intake in relation to health outcomes: the UK Women's Cohort Study (unfunded) Food science and Nutrition Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
The role of genetics in the regulation of metabolism and cardiometabolic diseases and cancer Food science and Nutrition Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Sugar sweetened beverages/drinks and health Food science and Nutrition Worldwide (International, UK and EU) 1 October 2018
Genetics regulation of metabolism and breast cancer risk Food science and Nutrition Worldwide (International, UK and EU) 31 October 2018