Smart Medical Imaging

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training

About Us

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What background do I need to have to be considered for the CDT in Smart Medical Imaging?

    Medical Imaging is a broad and diverse research area and students with a diverse range of backgrounds have a direct role to play including first degrees in:

    • Applied Mathematics
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Biomedical Engineering or another engineering-related discipline
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Pharmacy
    • Physics


    If you would like to know if a PhD in Medical Imaging is for you please get in touch and we can answer any questions you may have.

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  • Where is the CDT in Smart Medical Imaging based?

    The CDT in Smart Medical Imaging is based primarily at St Thomas’ hospital. However specific training will take place at Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus and newly opened White City Campus.

  • How do I apply to the CDT in Smart Medical Imaging?

    You will need to apply through our online application system. Please visit the 'How to Apply' page for details. Once this is reviewed and approved you will be invited to one of the interview days at St Thomas' Hospital.

    If you have any questions about the application procedure, please get in contact.

  • What funding is available for the CDT in Smart Medical Imaging?

    The Centre will fund up around 15 studentships per year. Each studentship will be funded for 4 years. This includes tuition fees, stipend and generous project consumables. Please visit our Criteria page for additional information about funding.

  • How is the CDT 4 year Programme different from a standard PhD Programme?

    In the new CDT in Smart Medical Imaging we have significantly expanded and personalised the doctoral training approach, with a new MRes as the foundation year, even stronger industry links in form of industry placements, entrepreneurship training and opportunities in engaging with international training programmes and labs to become part of a wider cohort. Students graduating from this CDT will have acquired a broad set of scientific and transferable skills that will enable them to work across the different medical imaging subdisciplines, and along the entire imaging pipeline, to both innovate and collaborate.

  • What does the first year involve?

    The first year combines taught modules and research projects. Information about the MRes programme can be found here.

  • Is there any assessment?

    In the first year, during the MRes programme, modules may be assessed by examination, coursework, or some combination of these. 

  • How can I find accommodation?

    The Student Services can provide advice and information on the private rental market in London including: how to find accommodation, securing a property and your housing rights. Click here for more information.