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Postgraduate research degrees

Research student Regiane Scharf - School of Food Science and Nutrition

The School warmly welcomes postgraduate research students from all countries.

We take pride in the calibre of our staff, in the quality of our teaching and in the success of our students as they develop their career potential within a stimulating and supportive academic environment.

Funded PhD studentships are provided by research councils, industry sponsorship and the University.

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Research council funding is now regularly focused on strategic themes and distributed through Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs), which offer 4-year PhD programmes, which include taught modules

If you are interested in studying for a research degree with us you will also be interested in the University's research degrees information pages and the application form.

For further information please contact A.J.Morrison@food.leeds.ac.uk

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The School offers three kinds of research degrees for postgraduate students:

PhD

The PhD is the most internationally recognised qualification. You will carry out research training under the guidance of a supervisor(s) and you will produce a thesis of approximately 100,000 words.

A PhD can be taken full-time or part-time:
Full-time: 3 years + 1 year (maximum) writing up time
Part-time: 5 years + 2 years (maximum) writing up time

Candidates would be expected to hold a good honours degree in a relevant subject (2.1 or above or equivalent) or a good honours degree together with a Masters degree for entry to a PhD programme in Food Science.

MPhil
You will carry out research under the guidance of a supervisor(s) and will produce a thesis of approximately 60,000 words.

An MPhil can be taken full-time or part-time:
Full-time: 2 years + 1 year (maximum) writing up time
Part-time: 4 years + 2 years (maximum) writing up time

Candidates would be expected to hold a good honours degree in a relevant subject (2.1 or above or equivalent) or a good honours degree together with a Masters degree for entry to a MPhil programme in Food Science.

MSc by Research
You will carry out research under the guidance of a supervisor(s) and will produce a thesis of approximately 20,000 words.

Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years

Applicants would be expected to hold a good honours degree in a relevant subject for entry to an MSc by Research in Food Science.

Student profile

Heidi Lai

Research student

"A PhD is an opportunity not just to do well in your own research area, but it can also broaden your knowledge in countless ways; from general skills and knowledge to specific details in a piece of research."
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