EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging at UCL

University College London

Web: www.medicalimaging-cdt.ucl.ac.uk

Applications for September 2018 entry to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging at UCL open on 16th October 2017 - 1st Review: November 27th 2017

Why study with us?

  • 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”
Professor Sebastien Ourselin, CDT 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.

Visit our YouTube Channel to a full list of research projects that have been offered through the CDT.

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 £19,000 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.

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

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

Applications are considered all year round until our spaces are filled- but early application is encouraged.

We will be reviewing the applications on the following dates:

1st Review: November 27th 2017
2nd Review: February 12th 2018
3rd Review: April 9th 2018
4th Review: July 2nd 2018

Due to funding restrictions UK applicants will be given priority.