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Artificial Intelligence Enabled Healthcare MRes and MPhil/PhD

Artificial Intelligence Enabled Healthcare MRes and MPhil/PhD

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Full time | UCL (University College London) | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Artificial Intelligence (Ai) Health Studies

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Course Summary


The CDT programme consists of a 1 year MRes followed by a 3 year PhD. Throughout this period the CDT will continue to closely monitor the need for continuing training and support, tailored to each student, and provide ongoing training in Research Skills. The MRes programme covers the core competencies of artificial intelligence and has a central emphasis on how healthcare organisations work. As part of the MRes, you will complete a substantial Masters-level project of your choice, working with a supervisory team that will normally include a clinician and an academic. Projects will be embedded within the NHS setting, with trainees undertaking an immersive clinical experience through our mini-MD programme. The remaining years will be more like a traditional PhD, which leads to the presentation of a PhD thesis at the end of the fourth year. During your PhD you will remain involved in CDT activities and will continue to work closely with relevant health professionals and clinical teams through our NHS partners and leading academics at UCL.

Careers The distinctive characteristics of our programme allow us to produce graduates who are prepared to: engineer adaptive and responsive solutions that use AI to deal with complexity; innovate across all levels of care, from community services to specialist hospital; be comfortable working with patients and professionals, and responding to their input; appreciate the importance of addressing health needs rather than creating new demand.


The CDT is a new programme. Previous students from our experienced CDT supervisors have tackled projects in AI and healthcare and gone on to successful careers in academia and industry.


Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Journal Club - Core
Dissertation in Artificial Intelligence Enabled Healthcare - Core
Scientific Software Development with Python for Health Research - Core

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Entry requirements

A Master's degree (preferably with a merit or distinction) in a relevant discipline from a UK university and a good Bachelor's degree (first or upper-second class) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

University information

UCL (University College London) is consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the world, conducting leading research across a wide range of subject areas. Throughout its long and prestigious history, it has inspired and educated countless minds and produced 30 Nobel prize recipients. With one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury and a second campus in vibrant east London, the university is home to around 42,000 students...more