CDT in Healthcare Innovation
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 students have been welcome to join the programme as well.
NOTE FOR OCTOBER 2014 ENTRY
The CDT in Healthcare Innovation can offer funding to a UK student via the Oxford Wolfson Marriott and Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation Graduate Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential. For further details, please see: https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/marriott-healthcare. This Scholarship may be awarded to a UK student who applies for the University's 22nd November deadline. UK candidates are strongly advised to apply for this Scholarship.
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.
NOTE FOR EU AND OVERSEAS STUDENTS
Please note there is currently no funding available for EU or overseas students.