We currently have two industry-sponsored projects which are available to suitably qualified UK and EU candidates for an October 2019 start.
Applicants to our CDT must follow a simple three-step process. They must check their eligibility to apply to the CDT; choose from the projects that we have on offer; and then complete our online application form. We will then contact them to confirm if they have been shortlisted for interview. Further details of eligibility criteria and the application process can be found below.
Funding and Criteria
Who should apply?
Medical Imaging is a broad and diverse research area with students from a diverse range of backgrounds. We are looking for applicants with degrees in any of the following subjects:
- Stipend: Students will receive a tax-free stipend of ca £17,000 per year.
- Research Training Support Grant (RTSG): A generous allowance will be provided for research consumables and for attending UK and international conferences.
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 and 2020 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.
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.
For alternative funding options, explore the international student research funding that is available from King’s College London.
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.
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.
To apply for our programme, once you have checked that you are eligible to apply for funding and have the right undergraduate degree, follow the steps below:
After confirming your eligibility for our programme, you need to choose which of our available projects you would be interested in studying. Only projects with prefix 2019_*** are on offer for September 2019 entry. You will be asked to list three projects in order of preference. Please bear in mind that this list is for indicative purposes only and project preferences are not guaranteed.
Apply for Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Science Research MPhil/PhD (Full-time) using our online application portal.
Applicants must complete and submit an online admissions application, via the King’s Apply system. You will need to register an account to log onto the system.
Once you have created an account please follow the steps below:
- Select the programme to apply to; under Programme Name select ‘Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Science Research MPhil/PhD (Full-time)’. Once the programme has been selected, please select the start date (01 October 2019) and read the on-screen information about how to progress through the application. Please pay careful attention to the on-screen information; it is the applicant’s responsibility to submit all required documents.
- Please be sure to complete the following sections of the form with all relevant information (all questions with an asterisk are mandatory and you will not be able to submit without answering these):
- Personal Information (including Contact Information, Equal Opportunities and Fee Status)
- Employment history: you will be able to enter up to five sets of employment information. Please upload a PDF copy of your CV as an attachment to the Employment History Section, even if you do not have any employment information to provide.
- Supporting statement: please upload a PDF copy of your personal statement in this section. Please be sure to use the provided template, indicating which of the CDT scientific themes you would be most interested in. Also, please list three projects of interest (from our available projects in order of preference). However, bear in mind that this list is for indicative purposes only.
- References: Please insert contact details for two academic referees or relevant employers in research institutions/companies. (We will then contact your referees directly.)
- Funding: Please choose Option 5 (“I am applying for a funding award or scholarship administered by King’s College London”) and enter under “Award Scheme Code or Name” EPSRC_CDT_2019. Failing to include this code may result in you not being considered for this funding scheme.
- Finally, check and submit your application. Your application will be considered by the admissions panel of the EPSRC CDT in Smart Medical Imaging . Promising candidates will be invited for interview.