About the CDT
In December 2008 the Research Councils UK announced a £250 million new scheme to set up around 40 Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) as focal points for PhD training in the UK. Our Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), which is part of the Department of Engineering Science, was one of the successful bids awarded under the RCUK Digital Economy Programme. Our CDT concerns healthcare innovation, and specifically training the next generation of biomedical engineering (BME) researchers who need to not only be well-equipped with knowledge of modern BME principles and techniques, but also well-versed in the principles and application of translational research skills (i.e. an appreciation of the potential healthcare impact of technology advances, principles of clinical trials and commercialization of research). Such training will lead to higher quality research, explored in more depth and we expect graduates from our programme to go on become leaders in the BME field in academia or the healthcare industry. It is a 4-year PhD programme. The RCUK Digital Economy Programme is supporting the cost of running the CDT for 5 intakes of students, with 10 students in each intake. Non-RCUK funded student are welcome to join the course as well.
Applications for the admissions cycle leading to entry in October 2013 are now open. Please follow the link to find out how to apply: