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Research training at the IBME

As an inter-disciplinary research institute, we view training of early career researchers as a very important part of our remit, as researchers need to be equipped with the latest skills and knowledge to invent, translate and commercialise biomedical engineering innovations at the leading edge.

The IBME hosts a world-class postgraduate research training programme, called the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Healthcare Innovation which has been funded by the RCUK Digital Economy Theme since 2009. The IBME-based CDT provides a unique research training scheme at the interface with clinical translation and industrial exploitation through partnership between the IBME, other departments in the physical sciences, clinical departments of the Medical Sciences Division and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, with support from both UK and international medical technology OEMs as well as local SMEs in the Oxfordshire area. Refer to the CDT weblink for further information.

Our other postgraduate doctoral research students are typically studying for a DPhil in Engineering Science (full-time research degree) specialising in biomedical engineering or a Masters by research. Funded studentships will be advertised on the website. We encourage potential students to contact relevant faculty to discuss your research interests in advance of submitting a formal application (which is processed by the Department of Engineering Science Graduate Admissions Office).

Undergraduates on the MEng in Engineering Science can join the Institute for the final year research project, and are welcome at all times to attend Institute seminars.

Vacation internships for undergraduates are available from time to time and will be advertised on the website if there are vacancies.