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Biomedical Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 301 Biomedical Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

PhD candidates in Biomedical Engineering research how Engineering principles and technology can be applied to the improvement of healthcare. They develop innovative methods of preventing, diagnosing, and treating medical conditions.

What’s it like to study a PhD in Biomedical Engineering?

Working under the guidance of an expert supervisor, you’ll work towards an extended thesis that will make an original contribution to the field of Biomedical Engineering. You may work as part of an interdisciplinary team with academics in various fields such as Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine. Many PhD projects in Biomedical Engineering also involve collaboration with local hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Possible research areas include:

  • Biomedical data science
  • Medical imaging
  • Biomaterials and regenerative engineering
  • Molecular and cellular engineering
  • Medical devices
  • Neural engineering

You may also be required to complete departmental training to consolidate your core research skills. There will likely be opportunities to connect with the wider academic community through attending conferences, publishing and undergraduate teaching.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Biomedical Engineering

The minimum entry requirement for a PhD in Biomedical Engineering is usually a 2:1 in Biomedical Engineering or related subject, though a Masters may sometimes be required (and is often an advantage, even when it is not a requirement!).

PhD in Biomedical Engineering funding options

Most UK PhDs in Biomedical Engineering have funding attached, meaning you’ll automatically be awarded tuition fee coverage, a living cost stipend, and a research grant if you’re accepted onto a project. Depending on the particular research topic, PhDs may be funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) or the Medical Research Council (MRC).

Some students will need to self-fund their PhD in Biomedical Engineering, though this is less common. Self-funding may be possible through combining the UK government loan with other sources such as charity or trust funding or support from your university.

PhD in Biomedical Engineering funding options

Biomedical Engineering is a fast-growing sector with plenty of career opportunities. You may wish to continue your research career or apply your skills in a clinical or industrial setting. Your analytical and problem-solving skills will also be invaluable in other sectors such as finance and management consultancy.

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Innovative and new ways to self-assemble biomaterials

Do you want to work at the forefront of synthetic biology and active matter physics? This interdisciplinary project offers a unique opportunity to develop new innovative and sustainable biomaterials, which could have application in the field of biomedicine. Read more

Computational modelling to understand the key drivers of placental evolution

Supervisory Team. Bram Sengers (SoE), Rohan Lewis (Medicine). Project description. This project will use computational modelling in combination with 3D multiscale multimodal imaging to improve our understanding of placental evolution, in close collaboration between Engineering and Medicine. Read more

AI Powered Personalized Virtual Heart Modelling

Supervisory Team: Dr Lei Li, Prof. Age Chapman. Project description. In this unique PhD project, we aim to develop advanced AI models for creating cardiac digital twins, i.e., virtual heart models. Read more

Smart Tissue Expander for Breast Reconstruction (STEBR)

After mastectomy, tissue expansion is a crucial part of breast reconstruction. However, current tissue expanders are not optimally designed to promote tissue growth, through uneven and inconsistent stretching of the skin. Read more

Fully funded iCASE PhD Studentships

Embark on a journey of cutting-edge research and innovation with our MRC Industry Partner (iCASE) PhD studentships! We are offering a further two fully funded opportunities to combine academic research and training with industrial experience. Read more

Applying novel imaging methods and machine learning techniques to advance in-vivo knee biomechanics analysis

3 years full time start date July/October 2024. Project Summary. This is an opportunity to work on an exciting project focussed on machine learning applied to in-vivo knee biomechanics working with Cardiff University, Imperial College, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and University of Florida. Read more

(A*STAR Split-site) Engineering non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) in eukaryotic genomes using synthetic genomic approaches

We are entering the exciting new age of synthetic biology. Recent technological breakthroughs present big opportunities in synthesizing DNA from scratch, building DNA into radically designed genomes, editing genes within living cells, and investigating how new biological functions emerge from these massive changes. Read more
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Uncovering the epigenetic face of lung fibrosis

Chronic lung diseases are one of the most pressing healthcare challenges of our generation, with 540 million patients waiting for curative treatments. Read more

Medical Research Council-funded DTP in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Several fully funded four-year studentships are available for September 2024 to join Warwick's MRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP). Read more

Engineering extracellular vesicles/exosomes for the treatment of ocular disease

Extracellular vesicles, also referred to as exosomes, are membrane‐bound particles containing huge numbers of proteins as well as genetic material in the form of RNA (mRNA and miRNA). Read more

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