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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 for MEng, MChem, MPhys (i.e. an enhanced 4 year degree), or a Merit MSc equivalent from areas including but not limited to: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics and Food Science.  We will also consider applicants with Bachelor degree with 1st class Hons with a minimum of 2 years experience in industry.



There are a number of highly competitive EPSRC Fully Funded Studentship Awards for Session 2022/23 covering the full cost of University of Leeds Fees (£4,600.00 in session 2022/23) plus a Maintenance Allowance (£16,062 in session 2022/23). Applications are open to UK fee rated applicants. However, some international places are available for students who have their own funding.

How to apply

You can apply for your research degree online. Make sure you complete the application form as fully as you can.

  • Funded research projects (including Centres for Doctoral Training)

You’re required to provide the following information:

  • Your proposed primary and secondary research areas (Product Functionalisation and Performance; Product Characterisation; Process Modelling between Scales )
  • A brief one-paragraph summary of your research interests
  • Grade(s) or degree classification(s) for your degree-level qualifications.
  • Personal Statement
  • CV

Important information: please add the title of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecules to Product to both the ‘funding’ and ‘research area/title’ section of the application form.

UKRI and the CDT in Molecules to Product is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all. Applications from women, those with a disability, and members of minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented at senior levels in the research and innovation community, are therefore especially encouraged.

If you would like to have a chat with a member of our Management Team about the CDT and how it could benefit you, we are more than happy to set up a meeting – please email to request a meeting.

Applications are assessed as they are received, therefore
(following a successful interview), an academic place and scholarship maybe awarded prior to the application deadline.


The Deadline for applications for session 2022/23 (Start Date: 1st October 2022) is end of the day on 31st August 2022.

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