PhD in HE Bioscience education


University of Leeds, Leeds
Closing date: 
12 March 2018

An empirical evaluation of innovation in higher education bioscience teaching

Fully funded PhD studentship available with Dr’s Chris  Hassall and Dave Lewis (University of Leeds) investigating what works in Higher Education in the Biosciences

Are you interested in Bioscience Education? Universities are undergoing a period of extensive change: the introduction of tuition fees, Brexit, TEF, the introduction of new technologies, disruption through the development of online courses, and unbundling of the higher education offering to appeal to a diverse body of would-be students. The rate of this change has greatly out-paced universities’ capacity to marshal evidence in support of key policy decisions, meaning that institutions that pride themselves on delivering research to solve key societal challenges lack the empirical support needed to make informed decisions within their own walls. This PhD project will take on the challenge of providing an evidence-based evaluation of key pedagogical innovations around HE bioscience education. More details available at

You can also contact Chris Hassall (, Tel 0113 343 5578) or Dave Lewis (, Tel 0113 343 4233) if you would like to discuss the project informally

 Apply online at  The deadline for applications is  12th March 2018