EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging at UCL

UCL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging at UCL is now accepting applications for Academic Year 2017-2018.

Why study with us?

  • 20 fully-funded studentships available each year
  • Extensive number of research projects to choose from
  • UCL is the top rated university for research strength (REF 2014)
  • The CDT partners with 43 government bodies industry and charities
  • Direct connections to 9 leading hospitals and their associated biomedical research centres

“UCL has dedicated research institutes working hand-in-hand with prestigious partner hospitals in London. By joining our CDT you have the opportunity to access this internationally competitive research environment and make a real impact on patients’ lives” - PROF SEBASTIEN OURSELIN - CENTRE DIRECTOR

What does our CDT offer?

The CDT in Medical Imaging at UCL offers aspiring candidates an unparalleled training and research opportunity to become the next-generation leaders in translational imaging research. Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Gain personal and professional development in a supportive atmosphere
  • Work in a highly multi-disciplinary environment of physical and life scientists, engineers and clinicians
  • Lead research activities in the field and establish internationally competitive methods and activities
  • Translate novel imaging methods from lab to clinic
  • Exploit and translate nascent but promising technology to the market place
  • Learn to effectively communicate research advances to investors, patient groups, the general public and policy makers
  • Fully exploit imaging in the clinical trial setting and show awareness of the international regulatory and ethical framework of clinical trials
  • Extensive range of research projects, all with clinical relevance and real-life impact
  • Study in the heart of London

Research Projects


Visit our YouTube Channel to see our full list of research projects.

Programme structure

Our CDT offers a four year training programme where students will undertake a research project, a mixture of taught courses drawn from existing Masters level courses and a main PhD project (Entry to a three year studentship is possible for those who already have relevant Masters level training or equivalent). Find out more about the programme structure.


Applications are invited from candidates who have achieved, or are predicted, a first class or upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent international qualifications or experience) and who can demonstrate an interest in medical imaging. Our preferred subject areas are Physical Sciences (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics). Applicants with degrees in Chemistry or Life Sciences must demonstrate strong mathematical skills.


We have a high number of EPSRC studentships available which will cover the cost of fees for UK/EU students and a stipend of £16,851 tax free.

Due to funding restrictions we can only accept students from outside the EU if they are in possession of a fully funded scholarship or have their own funding. The UCL Graduate and Overseas research scholarship nomination process is now open (Please see website for deadlines).

For further information on eligibility, funding and the application process please visit our website.

Please send any questions to CDTAdmin@ucl.ac.uk.