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Centre for Doctoral Training in Complex Particulate Products and Processes, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #93 (QS) Leeds, United Kingdom
As a doctoral researcher at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Complex Particulate Products and Processes offered by the University of Leeds, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and develop innovative problem-led research skills that are focused on the design, development and manufacture of high quality and high added-value particulate products
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Our 4 year integrated PhD and Masters programme equips you with the training and skills you need to pursue a related career in academia or industry.

Four year programme:

  • Year 1 – Students spend time building a knowledge and methodological base with taught modules in practical chemistry and engineering subjects, alongside management topics and transferable skills training (communication, problem-solving, leadership and team-working), as well as being introduced to their PhD project.
  • Year 2 –  a combination of MSc study and PhD research
  • Years 3 & 4 –  dedicated to PhD research

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Complex Particulate Products and Processes offered by the University of Leeds will:

Train multi-disciplinary graduates who are able to complement deep expertise in their chosen sub-discipline with a broad range of (i) experimental, analytical and modelling skills, and (ii) communication, team-work, leadership and problem-solving skills. In achieving this we will also deliver innovative and robust research outcomes across a range of applications, benefiting both end-users and the wider research community. As members of a multidisciplinary centre, our graduates will be exposed to a much broader variety of formulation problems, and the theoretical and experimental tools used to tackle them, than is usual from a traditional UK PhD, equipping them to be future research leaders in industry, environmental laboratories or academia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Chemical Products Design and Development
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Functional Analysis
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional and Research Skills

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Students from a range of backgrounds in the physical sciences, and engineering, and students whose professional experience may add to the relevance of their degree. These include: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Food Science, Textile & Colour Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering etc.

As our Programme admits students into an MSc year first we accept students who have just completed undergraduate study, as well as those who have completed postgraduate study.

Students will be judged against our entry criteria based on their most recent qualification:

  • Those holding only an undergraduate degree should have achieved a 2:1 or higher
  • Those holding a masters level degree should have achieved a Merit or higher

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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