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Biomedical Engineering PhD

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Full time | University of Glasgow | 3 years | SEP

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Full time


3 years

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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Biomedical Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

Biomedical Engineering brings together four important research themes associated with advanced medical diagnostics: rehabilitation and assistive technologies, cell and tissue engineering and systems biology.


We are currently home to 35 research students pursuing PhD in fields as diverse as infectious disease diagnostics for the developing world, brain-computer interfaces, stem cell differentiation using nanotechnology, robots as orthotic aids, and the creation of artificial cells.

Research areas

Our research expertise covers the following areas:

Advanced Medical Diagnostics & Lab-on-a-chip

Advanced diagnostics
Lab-on-a-Chip for Developing World diagnostics
Micromanipulation for advanced diagnostics
Cell microtechnologies
Synthetic biology


Advanced Materials
Cell Engineering
Regenerative Medicine

Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technologies

Functional rehabilitation
Rehabilitation & exercise
Assistive technologies

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic cell implementation and control using nano-technology
Modelling & robustness analysis of large-scale stochastic biomolecular networks
Biomolecular network inferring
Human control systems.

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Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or equivalent.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more

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