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 Monday 26 October 2020 and Monday 15 February 2021 the CDT was present at the virtual PhD Live Fair – we will be around at the next fair as well – keep an eye out for us there.

On 11 December 2020 we took part in the virtual CDT Open Day – another one is expected to take place in the next few months.

Apply now

Up to 10 fully funded PhD places are available for entry in September of each year for Home and a limited number of International students. The next entry point is September 2021, the deadline for application for the second round was Friday 16 April 2021. Depending on the number of offers made, there may be a third round, although this is not currently guaranteed.


If you require any further information, please contact us on As the CDT staff are currently working from home due to Coronavirus, there is no landline to contact us on, for which our apologies.

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