Years 2-4: MPhil/PhD
Students start their MPhil/PhD projects in their 2nd year and are able to select from an extensive range of projects from both King's and Imperial supervisors. The CDT hosts an annual symposium where students present their research findings to an international audience of researchers and scientists. In 2015, the symposium took place on 19 October.
Throughout years 2-4 the CDT runs fortnightly interdisciplinary training sessions on:
The Clinical Applications training covers three core areas: Cardiovascular, Oncology and Neuro. Students elect the order of the training depending on their PhD research project; for example, a student with an imaging project related to heart failure would elect to take the Cardiovascular training in the first year of their PhD.
The training for these sessions will be delivered by the Imperial’s Business School and Biomedical Engineering Department. We will also introduce sessions on commercialisation that will be led by our embedded commercialisation teams and include external speakers from international business and healthcare consultancies (such as McKinsey and PriceWaterhouseCoopers).
Enhanced Training Skills
These sessions cover a range of different aspects of hard and soft skills. The teaching has been organised in line with the requirements for the different years, starting with time management, speed reading and public engagement in the second year and ending with employability, thesis and grant writing in the fourth year. The majority of the enhanced skills training will be delivered by the researcher development units and graduate and business schools based at King's and Imperial.
The picture shows current PhD student Patrick during a public engagement skills session, creating a short video about his research project.