The aim of the CDT is to train a new generation of researchers with the expertise and knowledge to transform medical diagnosis through the application of Artificial Intelligence.



During years 2-3 there is the opportunity for a 3-month placement with one of our industry or public-sector partners.


Applications and Open Day


High Profile Visitor

In January 2020, we were excited to receive a visit from Secretary of State, Baroness Nicky Morgan, when she spoke with our 1st cohort of researchers, staff and industrial collaborators.


UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training

Join with us in transforming cancer diagnosis and care through the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

We are looking for outstanding graduates from science, engineering, computing, mathematics, and health disciplines.

The Centre provides a fully funded 4-year integrated PhD and MSc.


  • You will receive a masters-level grounding in AI, health informatics and specialist areas related to your research
  • Your PhD research will be supported by supervisors who are leading researchers and innovators in the area of AI and medical diagnosis and care
  • During years 2-3 there is the opportunity for a 3-month placement with one of our industry or public-sector partners
  • Where appropriate for individual research topics, there is the opportunity for short study visits with our international partner universities
  • Work closely with health professionals and clinical research teams through our partnership with LTHT
  • Participate in an annual CDT Conference and CDT seminar series
  • Join in masterclasses organised jointly with The Alan Turing Institute on topics such as shaping policy for government, and journalistic communication
  • Gain training on developing impact from research, responsible innovation, and broad research skills
  • World-class interdisciplinary location in LIDA, the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics at the University of Leeds.

Open Day

On Wednesday 17 November 2021 the CDT will present at the CDT Open Day at the University of Leeds. Join us to learn more about the CDT and to meet some of our staff and students.

On 8 October 2021 the CDT was presented at the virtual PhD fair, there will be another one in the next year, watch out for the announcement.

There are a number of highly competitive EPSRC Fully Funded Studentship Awards for Session 2022/23 covering the full cost of University Fees plus Maintenance. Applications are open to all applicants, with opportunities for Non-UK Fee rated applicants limited by UKRI to three. There are also a limited number of places available to Non-UK Fee rated applicants who are able to self-fund their own study or are funded by an external sponsor.

The next entry point is September 2022. The deadlines for application are:

  • First round: 21 January 2022
  • Second round: 24 April 2022


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For more information on all our graduate programmes contact the Graduate School Office