Centre PhD Studentships


Providing an excellent postgraduate training environment within the Faculty of Biological Sciences (FBS), the Centre participates in the doctoral training programmes funded by the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)


NERC DTP Projects

The closing date for this PhD project call has passed for this year, however if the project area sounds interesting to you, please feel free to contact the lead supervisor to discuss other possible opportunities.

Supervisors
Tom Bennett
Sarah Batterman
Resolving the limitations on plant growth and biomass
Katie Field
P Urwin
Rachel Warmington
Structure and function of soil microbial communities in contrasting biomes at The Eden Project, Cornwall
P Urwin
K Field
A Barker
Persistence and hatching characteristics of potato cyst nematode populations and the implications for sustainable management
CPS PhD Projects

The closing date for this PhD project call has passed for this year, however if the project area sounds interesting to you, please feel free to contact the lead supervisor to discuss other possible opportunities.

Supervisors
Katie Field
B Mills
Sarah Batterman
Impact of plant-microbial symbioses on global biogeochemical cycling and climate through Earth’s history
P Urwin Improving pest management in coffee plantations


The CPS Postgraduate Training Environment

Our research is organised into fourteen distinct project groups each led by a member of the academic staff. As the groups occupy contiguous laboratory space and have both shared and complementary interests the environment of CPS as a whole offers postgraduates an opportunity to learn laboratory skills from a range of experienced research workers. All students participate in programmes run at the level of the Faculty of Biological Sciences designed to develop wider aspects of research and transferable skills. Two annual CPS symposia provide a forum for scientific exchange and development of presentation skills. Other courses on subjects relating to the wider culture of science such as intellectual property rights, ethics, time management, careers and IT skills are also available on the Leeds campus. Full-time training for postgraduate students is provided within active research groups. Typically, there are around 20 postgraduate students from the UK & overseas studying for research degrees in CPS.

Entry Requirements for Research Degrees

A good honours degree in a relevant science discipline such as molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, biotechnology, botany or chemistry. Applicants for Research Council studentships must be able to satisfy the eligibility criteria for a Research Council award.



Contact prospective supervisors to discuss projects, but please note that applications cannot be considered unless you apply formally through the graduate office.

Click here for a direct link to the application form.

If you have any questions either about the application process, or about requirements and eligibility for study within the Faculty, please contact:

Martha Smith
Administrative Officer (PGR Admissions)
Graduate School
Faculty of Biological Sciences
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
UK
Tel: +44(0)113 343 8186
E-mail: fbsgrad@leeds.ac.uk

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