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Medical Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students

We have 71 Medical Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students

PhDs in Medical Physics aim to make use of physics concepts to improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of medical conditions. Long-term research goals may include using imaging technologies to monitor cancer treatment, designing new types of radiation therapy and improving imaging methods to aid the surgical planning of complex cases.

What's it like to study a PhD in Medical Physics?

As a PhD student in Medical Physics, you'll work closely with medical professionals and clinicians to help improve the care and treatment of patients. You'll likely divide your time between lab-based research, clinical training and teaching modules. You will be encouraged to publish your research and may be asked to submit a thesis to a leading academic journal at the end of your study.

Possible research areas include:

  • Nanotechnology in medicine
  • Tissue engineering
  • Bioimaging
  • Radiation physics
  • Physics-based imaging

Your research may involve using optical, electrical and nuclear technology to help diagnose and treat diseases. You may also have access to clinical facilities at your university or local hospitals.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Medical Physics

The minimum entry requirement for a PhD in Medical Physics is usually a 2:1 undergraduate degree in Physics and a Masters degree in Physics or related field. A Masters may sometimes be a possible entry qualification if it is focused in areas such as medical physics.

PhD in Medical Physics funding options

Most PhDs in Medical Physics in the UK are funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), which provides a tuition fee waiver and a living cost stipend. Depending on the research topic, you may be required to join a specific project or apply for an independent funding package.

Some PhDs in Medical Physics have a funding option where it is mandatory for students to join a project. However, if you are applying for an independent package, you may be required to prove that your research meets certain academic criteria before you can be considered for funding.

PhD in Medical Physics careers

PhD graduates in Medical Physics often go on to careers in academia, medical technology and pharmaceuticals. You may also work in sectors such as forensics, nuclear energy, security and defence.

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Computational Video Analysis for High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy (HS-AFM)

  Research Group: School of Physics and Astronomy
Are you passionate about using computational techniques to help unravel the mysteries of life at the molecular level? Do you dream of making a real impact on fields like materials science, medicine, and disease research? . Read more

PhD in Mechanical Engineering - Simulation-augmented mechanical characterisation of cells

The James Watt School of Engineering of the University of Glasgow is seeking a highly motivated graduate to undertake an exciting 3.5-year PhD project entitled "Simulation-augmented mechanical characterisation of cells". Read more

Photonic Health Technology

We are witnessing a transformation in the way healthcare is delivered away from hospitals and GP practises; diagnosis of disease and the monitoring of treatment are some of the key services that will instead be delivered in the home and in the community. Read more

Light-Driven Nanomachines for Transformative Health and Disease Research

Cells in our bodies exist in a delicate equilibrium with their surroundings. These interactions are tightly regulated, and (mis)regulated interactions often result in serious pathological conditions such as progressive fibrosis. Read more

FLASH VHEE Radiotherapy Machine System Design

A studentship is available from October 2024 on the development of a unique machine to deliver FLASH radiotherapy. To achieve this goal we anticipate strong collaboration with STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory and CERN. Read more

A Hybrid Plasma Accelerator for Therapeutic Electron Beams

Would you like to join us at the University of Manchester to change the future of particle accelerators?. Using the available studentship, you will explore combining mature electron production technology with new plasma-based acceleration. Read more

Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to study the effects of noise exposure and hearing loss.

This PhD will apply structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods at 3 T to study changes in the auditory system with hearing loss, spanning measures in the auditory nerve, through the brainstem to the cortex. 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

PhD Scholarship Opportunity: novel technologies for vision restoration

We are looking for 1-2 highly motivated, passionate, and competitive candidate for fully funded PhD positions in developing exciting technologies for vision restoration. Read more

10+ fully funded PhD positions at the IMPRS for Molecular Organ Biology

10+ fully funded PhD positions at the IMPRS for Molecular Organ Biology. PhD Studies in the Heart of Europe. The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Organ Biology (IMPRS-MOB) offers fully funded positions to talented and enthusiastic students holding a relevant Master‘s degree. Read more

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