Smart Medical Imaging

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training

How to apply

Who should apply?

Medical Imaging is a broad and diverse research area with students from a diverse range of backgrounds. We’re looking for applicants with degrees in any of the following subjects:

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

English language requirements

Candidates must have a good command of English and be able to apply this in an academic environment. Therefore, candidates who have not been educated in English will usually be required to provide certificated proof of competence in English before starting their studies. Candidates should have an IELTS Score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill, or a TOEFL iBT score of 92 overall with a minimum of 23 in writing and 20 in each of the other skills.

Diversity and inclusion

We welcome applications from a variety of candidates. At the CDT, equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity are integral to our strengths.

We are committed to providing and promoting equality of opportunity in all areas of our work and activity, striving to ensure that all CDT students and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without discrimination or unfavourable treatment on grounds of age, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, trans status, socio-economic status or any other irrelevant distinction.

We seek to provide and promote a positive working, learning, and social environment which is free from prejudice, discrimination and any forms of harassment, bullying or victimisation. Our students and staff commit to fostering good relations between individuals with different backgrounds and to tackle prejudice and promote understanding.

Funding available

The Centre will fund up to 15 studentships each year. Each studentship will be funded for 4 years. This includes tuition fees, stipend and generous project consumables.

  • Stipend: Students will receive a tax-free stipend of ca £17,000 per year.
  • Bench fees: A generous allowance will be provided for research consumables and for attending UK and international conferences

UK/EU/EEA students:

EU/EEA students are eligible to apply for EPSRC funding if they have lived, worked or studied within the UK for 3 years prior to the funding commencing. For 2019/20 entry, EPSRC will guarantee EU student funding for the duration of their course, even when the United Kingdom leaves the EU during this time. 

EU/EEA students who have not lived, worked or studied in the UK for 3 years are also eligible for alternative sources of funding administered by the CDT and are encouraged to apply.

International students:

There is funding available for ONE international (non-EU/EEA) student for 2019/20. We also welcome applications from students who have secured their own funding. We are currently interviewing international applicants for our 2019/20 cohort and are not accepting further applications for the time being.

For alternative funding options, explore the international student research funding that is available from King’s College London.

Other funding:

Students are encouraged to apply for extra/additional funding from other sources, such as the Industrial Fellowships from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, information about which can be found here