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


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 the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics at the University of Leeds

Open Day

The last University Postgraduate Open Day took place on Friday 7 February 2020. Please keep an eye on this page for CDT specific Open Days and the university’s page for the next full Postgraduate Open Day at which there will be a CDT stand.

Apply now

10 fully funded PhD places are available to UK students and EU (fees only) students for entry in September of each year. There may also be a place for self-funded students. We have opened Round Three of the admissions process, and the deadline for applications is 3 July 2020.

++ due to the current Coronavirus crisis the university campus has been temporarily closed. For further information please consult the university’s dedicated Coronavirus page which can be reached from the main website 
Please note that according to government advice all central admissions and CDT staff are now working from home, which for a brief period might make processes a little bit slower. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.++


If you require any further information, please contact the Centre Manager, Mrs Ellen Goodison, on, or email us at There is currently no landline to contact us on, for which our apologies.

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