Biomedical Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students
We have 270 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
Biomaterials and regenerative engineering
Molecular and cellular 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.
School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering invites applications for a funded PhD project that aims to address the challenges of Osteoarthritis (OA) through developing advanced photocurable cartilage-mimicking biomaterials. Read more
Supervisory Team. Ben Lineton. Project description. The mechanical response of the cochlea to sound exhibits an intriguing array of different non-linear phenomena, involving interactions across time and frequency. Read more
Bodily movement results from the action of muscles exerting forces on our skeleton. The magnitude of these forces has a broad range from walking to high-speed movements during sporting activity. Read more
This studentship is part of an EPSRC project working with GE Healthcare on optimising existing lung MRI methods and technology on existing clinical MRI scanners (1.5 T and 3 T) and establishing new methods and technology for low-field (0.5T) MRI scanners. Read more
Traumatic bone injury affects 2.8 million people annually. Current treatment options include metal alloys like Titanium and Stainless Steel, due to their high strength and biocompatibility, making them suitable for use in orthopaedic applications. Read more
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) are often manifest as coexistent conditions increasingly recognised as global cardiovascular epidemics over the last decade and expected to increase in prevalence over the coming years. Read more
This PhD project opportunity is part of an ambitious European Research Council research project which aims to exploit folded proteins to understand and exploit protein networks for applications in drug delivery and disease modelling. Read more
Summary. A PhD studentship is available in the Birmingham Photoacoustic Group. This is an interdisciplinary research group based in the School of Engineering and the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences in the Medical School, and is closely linked with UCL’s Department of Medical Physics. Read more
This PhD project opportunity is part of an ambitious European Research Council research project which aims to exploit folded proteins to understand and exploit protein networks for future applications. Read more
Embark on an impactful PhD journey where you will be at the forefront of biosensor innovation, an exciting academic adventure with the University of Sheffield's "CBE-Departmental" fully funded scholarship. Read more
Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) are a leading cause of death and/or severe long-term illness in premature babies. Preterm infants acquire HAI’s during prolonged residence in intensive care units (ICU), often transferred from medical equipment such as their incubator or water-based aerosols from washing/cleaning. Read more