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Postgraduate research


Our Postgraduate Research is helping shape the future of healthcare.

The PhD project opportunities provided through our Centre for Doctoral Training in Smart Medical Imaging and Centre for Doctoral Training in Surgical and Interventional Engineering offer applicants the chance to contribute to innovative research from our world-leading teams of academics embedded in St Thomas' Hospital. 

In addition to the three main PhD programmes listed below, 8 fully funded 3.5-year PhD studentships start in April 2020. These are made available via the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) and are listed (with the prefix ‘DTP’) on the Health Faculties Studentship page.

Duration MPhil/ PhD:Three to four years full-time, six to seven years part-time. MD(Res): Two to three years full-time, four to five years part-time.

Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences MPhil/PhD, MD Res

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Duration 3.5 years

PhD Programme in Surgical and Interventional Engineering. The Doctoral Training Programme will train and nurture the next generation of surgical and interventional engineering scientists, researchers, innovators and industry leaders.

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The Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary PhD programme in Medical Imaging, specifically designed to meet the challenges in healthcare and medical imaging. The Centre builds on strong existing collaborations between King's and Imperial College London, including substantial joint grant funding, joint publications and current joint-supervision. The CDT is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

With complementary strengths in basic physical sciences, engineering and clinical translation, the Centre has links with key industrial partners and close strategic and geographical links with St Thomas’ Hospital, a top-rated teaching hospital, where the Centre is based. The CDT has a comprehensive capability to train and nurture the next generation of imaging scientists and research and industry leaders.

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Application enquiries

For any enquiries relating to PhD applications and projects from our School, please contact Andreea Podoleanu