Postgraduate Research in LIRMM

Our very active postgraduate programme encompasses clinical, translational and laboratory research.

Substantial in-house clinical research is undertaken with inflammatory arthritis, orthopaedics, immunotherapy and imaging, constituting a particularly large portion of research activity.

Major laboratory work includes stem cell biology, genetics, inflammasome and T-cell immunology.

The Institute supports and encourages participation in programmes leading towards an postgraduate degree MD/PhD, supervised by named experts, and overseen by dedicated postgraduate research tutors. High calibre international candidates are welcome to apply.

Prospective students are advised to consult our research pages for information on our current research topics. Research students are supervised by at least two members of staff, including many world-experts in their fields.

Scholarships and Studentships

Postgraduate research students are funded in a number of ways:

  • Studentships are available each year in competition within the Faculty of Medicine and Health;
  • Personal studentships/fellowships are available from a wide range of Government or charity sources;
  • Research grant funding held by individual supervisors;
  • University Scholarships.
  • Personal funding, i.e. self funded or individuals with otherfunds coming to the University

Current PhD projects available within the Institute

Information on current studentships

University Research Scholarships

Information on tuition fees

How to Apply

Formal applications should be submitted via the Faculty Graduate School


For informal discussion contact either the relevant group leader, or Dr Elena Jone, Academic Lead for Postgraduate Research Studies in LIRMM (

Further Information

Further information on Research degrees at the University of Leeds can be found at /rsa/

Useful links

Faculty Graduate School

Experience Postgraduate Research - An introduction to postgraduate research at Leeds - expectations and experiences.