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Radiology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 20 Radiology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Radiology is a highly specialised degree, giving you the chance to lead your own research project that will further our current understanding of imaging to diagnose and treat diseases. Whether you are researching improved breast imaging to detect early cancer signs, pushing the boundaries of MRI and its application to biomedical research, or assessing novel imaging biomarkers in brain tumours, you will be aiming to improve the lives of millions of people around the globe.

What’s it like to study a PhD in Radiology?

Doing a PhD in Radiology, you will become proficient in the skills necessary to contribute to a research portfolio which spans all areas of imaging. You will work with your supervisor, university and NHS specialists in their research area and learn how to use MRI, CT and mammography machines and broaden your understanding of radiological physics.

Some typical research topics in Radiology include:

  • imaging in oncology
  • breast imaging and neuroradiology
  • medical image reconstruction
  • designing deep learning algorithms for inverse problems in imaging

Typical Radiology PhD research projects take between three and four years to complete. As well as undertaking research training within your department, you will also attend external meetings and conferences and may be submitting research posters as your research develops. You will be expected to attend lectures, help with patient trials, and even do foundational procedures such as sampling if you have the required training.

To be awarded your PhD, you must submit a thesis of about 60,000 words and defend it during your viva exam.

PhD in Radiology entry requirements

The entry requirements for a typical PhD in Radiology usually involves a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a related subject. You will also need to submit a compelling research proposal detailing your study plans. You may also need some professional experience in Radiology, depending on the programme. 

PhD in Radiology funding options

In the UK, PhDs in Radiology are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) or Medical Research Council (MRC) who provide a tuition fee waiver and a living cost stipend. Depending on the programme, you may submit your own research proposal before being considered for funding or apply for a project that already has funding attached.  

It is also possible to apply for a PhD loan to help with the costs of a doctorate in Radiology (although this cannot be combined with Research Council funding). Other options for financial support include university scholarships, graduate teaching assistantships and charities.

If you are considering a part-time PhD in Radiology, it may also be worth asking your employer if they are happy to sponsor you.   

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Investigating local invasion in primary and secondary brain tumours

Brain tumours are highly invasive and carry a poor prognosis. Secondary brain tumours or brain metastases (BM) are the most common tumours found in the brain affecting up to one third of patients with solid organ cancer. Read more

NIHR Leeds BRC: Development and application of fast Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging methods for metabolic profiling

Altered metabolism is a hallmark of many disease states, including cardiovascular and musculoskeletal conditions. Importantly, metabolic profiles may be patient-specific and may for example indicate susceptibility to treatment or malignancy. Read more

Multimodal Control of Prosthetic Limbs/Paralysed Muscles

This project aims to enhance the quality of life of patients with amputees, spinal cord injury, stroke and brain injury by developing advanced control strategies for artificial limbs. Read more

Assessment of phototherapy with model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Project Overview.  . Saccharomyces cerevisiae is extensively used as model organism and is well understood from a sequencing perspective so up-regulation or down-regulation of gene expression is tractable. Read more

Perceptual quality assessment on reconstructed CT images

Although Computed Tomography (CT) scan has been widely used for accurate disease diagnosis and treatment, there is a risk that patients may be exposed to a high amount of ionising radiation due to the frequent use of CT scan. Read more

Computational Studies of Haemodynamic Properties in Arteriovenous Fistula and Peripheral Arteries

Understanding the haemodynamic properties in coronary artery and renal dialysis venous access (DVA) in patients will help to improve the performance and longevity of renal DVA and coronary stent which underpins the life supporting haemodialysis techniques. Read more

Impact of Sediment Transport and Vegetation to the Reservoir Hydrodynamics within Fluvial Environment

Reservoirs and dams are popular control mechanisms for different water resources around the world. However, lately, there have been increasing incidences of reservoir failure linked to sediment transport and vegetation within its environment, that have caused massive financial and social impacts. Read more

Fully Funded 4-Year Cheney Scholarship PhD Programme in In Situ Structural Biology

 Exciting new developments in imaging and structural methods, known as “in situ structural biology”, can reveal the structure and behaviour of biological macromolecules inside healthy and diseased cells and tissues. Read more

Research at UEA Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Our diverse research programme includes links with our partners across the Norwich Research Park (Quadram Institute, John Innes Centre, Earlham Institute, The Sainsbury Laboratory), our NHS trust partners (NNUH, QEHKL, JPUH, NSFT, ESNEFT, NCH&C) and the ICB (Norfolk and Waveney, and Suffolk and North East Essex). Read more

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