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Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering PhD

Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Biomedical Engineering Diagnostic Imaging

Course type


Course Summary


The School brings together physicists, chemists, biologists, mathematicians, computer scientists and clinicians working in biomedical engineering, medical imaging and image-guided therapy into six departments: Surgical and Interventional Engineering, Cardiovascular Imaging, Cancer Imaging, Biomedical Engineering, Imaging Chemistry and Biology, and Perinatal Imaging and Health. We are keen to recruit PhD students from all these disciplines.

All imaging modalities are studied including MR, x-ray, CT, ultrasound, PET and SPECT as well as therapeutic nuclear medicine. On-going projects range from the development of new imaging agents and technology and computational image analysis, machine learning and modelling, through to the clinical assessment of new imaging methods.

We have a wide range of work from studies of the basic science of imaging to research into specific clinical areas such as cardiology, neuropsychiatry, oncology, radiotherapy and surgery. Our work is carried out in close collaboration with other groups within the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and associated hospitals.

Course study environment

The emphasis in the study environment is on interdisciplinarity and translation to the clinic, and students work in an environment in which close interaction with colleagues from other complementary disciplines is the norm. Office space is provided in a semi-open plan environment shared by chemists, physicists, biologists, image processing specialists and medics. Students are part of the Biomedical Forum in which graduate scientists and clinical fellows communicate ideas and results, facilitating mutual understanding of each other's language and ethos, and in turn leading to rapid translation of research to clinical application. In accord with wider Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine practice, each student has at least two supervisors, strengthening the cross-disciplinary nature of the training. Students have access to excellent laboratory facilities for radiochemistry and radiobiology, PET, SPECT and MR imaging facilities.

Different course options

Full time | St Thomas' Campus | 4 years | JUL

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant subject. A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Master's degree with Merit or above.