We have 138 Biomedical Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students






All locations



All Institutions

PhD Type

PhD Type

All PhD Types



I am a UK student

Biomedical Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students

We have 138 Biomedical Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students

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.

read more
PhD saved successfully

Physics of ion interaction with cryoEM specimens

We wish to study the physical mechanisms of energetic ion interaction with frozen biological specimens at temperatures in the range of 4-100K with the goal of improving specimen preparation for in situ cryoEM. Read more

Localising breast cancer risk in mammograms

The project aims to develop a breast cancer diagnosis support system by localizing the future risk of developing cancer, in particular associated with mammographic focal densities. Read more

Cancer Engineering : Bone metastases in breast cancer patients

  Research Group: School of Mechanical Engineering
Would you like to learn new skills in mechanical and medical engineering with a focus on multiscale bone biomechanics, 3D printing and advanced computational modelling ? Could you be a future research leader in providing solutions to some of Europe’s most pressing healthcare problems? Do you want to further your career at one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities?. Read more

Trustworthiness of Cardiac digital twins

Aims of the Project. Cardiac digital twins combine AI approaches in physics/physiologically-constrained frameworks. To develop trustworthiness in digital twins we will test how to perform global sensitivity analysis on a virtual cohort. Read more

Optimizing Deep-Learning Solutions for Computational Imaging

The Statistics and Data Science group in the School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, is recruiting a PhD student working on the cutting-edge data-driven algorithms for solving imaging inverse problems.  This research aims at improving the quality of imaging via advancing the state-of-the-art reconstruction algorithms. Read more

High-throughput characterisation of the functional antibody epitope landscape of surface protein targets to guide vaccine and biologic design

Commercial partner: DJS Antibodies. Understanding the nature of antibody-antigen interactions and how these relate to functional outcomes is vital in guiding the rational design of next-generation vaccines and monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapeutics. Read more

Development of a semi-automated CT-brain analysis tool for application to real world clinical cohorts

Commercial partner: Brainomix, Oxford. Background. CT-brain imaging is the standard brain imaging modality used in the NHS and globally and is cheaper and better tolerated than MRI particularly in older, frail, multimorbid patients in whom MRI may be contraindicated. Read more

Effects of insecticides on brain activity

Project Overview. Overview . This project is an exciting new collaboration between the University of Reading and Syngenta Group, to investigate the mammalian toxicity of insecticides and understand their effects on the brain. Read more

Funded opportunities at the Max Planck School Matter to Life

The Max Planck School Matter to Life (MPS MtL) offers an innovative integrated PhD program providing a highly interdisciplinary sciences education for excellent undergraduates. Read more

Filtering Results