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CDT in Healthcare Innovation

Applications Now Open for the Centre For Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation - Up to 7 Fully Funded Doctoral Studentships - start date October 2014

CDT MontageThe Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation concerns healthcare innovation and, specifically, training the next generation of biomedical engineering (BME) researchers. These researchers need not only to be well-equipped with a knowledge of modern BME principles and techniques, but also need to be well-versed in the principles and application of translational research skills (i.e. have 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.

This is a 4-year PhD programme. The Research Councils UK (RCUK) Digital Economy Programme is supporting the cost of running the CDT for six intakes of students, and is funding 6 studentships for an October 2014 start. Funding by the RCUK is bound by the standard eligibility regulations i.e. Full studentships are available to UK candidates and Partial studentships (fees only) are available for EU candidates.

The CDT in Healthcare Innovation can also offer funding to a UK student via the Oxford Wolfson Marriott and Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation Graduate Scholarship. This Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential. For further details, please see:

Non-RCUK funded students have been, and are, welcome to join the programme. Please see for Oxford funding opportunities (applications must be submitted by 24 January 2014 if Oxford funding is being applied for). Self-funded students are also welcome to apply.

Please read the ‘How to Apply for the DPhil in Healthcare Innovation’ section of this website before making an application. You are strongly advised to fill in the enquiries form to find out if you are eligible to apply for the programme before making an application. Please use the enquiries form if you have any questions about the training programme.

Application deadlines for October 2014 entry:

  • 1 June 2014
  • 1 July 2014