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DRIVE-Health PhD Programme

DRIVE-Health PhD Programme


We are looking to recruit outstanding graduates from a variety of backgrounds to a 3.5 year (or 3 year depending on funding source) PhD programme in Data-Driven Health to work on internationally-competitive research projects, equipping them to exploit excellence in medical and informatics research for improving the health of local and national patient populations; this call is for applications for PhD studentships for October 2020 entry. Students will benefit from multi disciplinary supervision and opportunities for visits to our international partners.

DRIVE-Health studentships offer a generous stipend of £17,520 per annum for the 2020/21 academic year; costs for PhD fees (UK/EU applicants) are covered by the CDT, but overseas applicants can apply if they are able to top up the fees themselves. The CDT will also provide funds for research project support – travel, conferences, etc.

Visit fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King’s.

Candidates should possess or be expected to achieve a 1st or upper 2nd class degree in a relevant subject including the biosciences, computer science, mathematics, statistics, data science, chemistry, physics, and be enthusiastic about combining their expertise with other disciplines in the field of healthcare.

Exemplar projects are list here. Applicants are encouraged to contact the supervisors to arrange an informal discussion before applying and to get the full project details. There will be opportunity for successful candidates to further develop project proposals with supervisors. Please apply via the King’s Apply website to the Programme: “DRIVE-Health: Centre for Doctoral Training in Data-Driven Health (MPhil/PhD)” and include your top 3 project preferences in your personal statement.

For queries and suggestions for new project ideas please contact [email protected] in the first instance, who may put you in touch with a theme lead or an appropriate supervisor.

Important Dates

The closing date for applications under this scheme is Sunday 19th April 2020. Interviews for shortlisted candidates have been provisionally scheduled for the week of 11 May 2020. Successful applicants are expected to take up their studentships in September 2020.

KCL Centre for Doctoral Training in Data-Driven Health (DRIVE-Health)

Our mission is to train the next generation of PhD health data scientists within an active NHS environment with the skills they need to develop new models of data-driven care, leveraging significant recent investment and infrastructure in Health Data Research within the UK.

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