Smart Medical Imaging

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training

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About Us

The School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences at King’s College London is launching an exciting PhD Programme in Surgical and Interventional Engineering. The programme will train and nurture the next generation of surgical and interventional engineering scientists, researchers, innovators and industry leaders.

The new PhD student cohort will bring together the brightest minds across engineering specialties (e.g. biophotonics, machine learning, medical imaging, computer vision, mechatronics, data sciences, robotics, precision engineering, modelling, user experience and artificial intelligence) to address key challenges faced in the UK and globally by surgeons, interventional specialists and associated teams. 

  • The programme benefits from a unique environment of a world-leading, research-focused university with facilities embedded within a top-rated teaching hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital.
  • The programme has strong links with key MedTech industrial partners nurturing the clinical translation of the research.

Training Programme

Our training programme links with that of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Medical Imaging at King’s College London and Imperial College London. We offer a 4-year doctoral training programme, with the first year typically embedded in the MRes in Medical Imaging Sciences, followed by a 3-year PhD which is complemented by a bespoke training programme in transferable skills, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Who Should Apply?

Applications are invited from candidates with interest in multi-disciplinary research and training in a surgical and interventional engineering related domain, and a 1st class or upper second degree in relevant engineering subjects such as mathematics, optics, computer science, artificial intelligence, physics, mechanical engineering, electronic and electrical engineering. You can read more about our eligibility criteria here.


Each studentship is funded for 4 years, including tuition fees, a tax-free stipend starting at £16,364 per year and rising to >£17k in the final year. Students also receive a generous allowance for research consumables and conference travel.

How to Apply

Candidates are invited to submit a pre-application by email, mentioning “SEI PhD Application” with their name in the email subject and providing their academic background in full, including all modules taken and grades assigned, a covering letter and a CV, including 2 referees (only contacted after interviews). If you have any questions, please get in touch via

The deadline for applicants  CLOSED in May 2018.