It currently has more than 140 candidates working towards a PhD in a topic from one of our 7 research themes.
Our PhD candidates come from a wide variety of educational establishments and diverse backgrounds; they are all actively engaged in conducting and publishing original research. The Bioengineering DTP programme is usually 3 years long, followed by a writing up period of one year maximum. Our Department prides itself of remaining committed to conducting high impact research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), 95% of the Department's returned research was judged to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.
B-DTP students will benefit from studying as part of a cohort, undertaking a range of additional training and development opportunities to support them throughout and after their PhD studies. The major milestones that they will encounter are detailed in our Departmental webpage for Research Students and on the Registry’s Research Degrees webpage.
In addition to completing and defending a PhD thesis, most of our candidates present their research at conferences, attend workshops and are engaged in supporting the delivery of teaching on our undergraduate and master’s level programmes. In some cases, research is conducted in collaboration with companies.
Graduates with a degree in engineering, any of the physical sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, physiology or medicine may be accepted for a PhD. We will normally only accept applicants with a good 2:1 or 1st class degree from a UK university, or non-UK equivalent.
Please also check the Imperial College entry requirements to ensure you meet the minimum entry criteria for research.
Application deadline for 2019 entry is 18 January 2019 (Start date would be October 2019).
Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to also contact a potential supervisor to start discussing a project.
Successful applicants will be informed of the outcome by the end of March 2019.
We have 3 studentships available for Home students, covering tuition fees and stipend for 3.5 years of studies. The rate is the standard Research Council rate, to be confirmed for 2019-20 (in 2018-19 the stipend rate is £16,777 per annum).
PhD applicants can also be considered for other (College) scholarships (for example the President’s Scholarship) but please note that other application deadlines apply.
International students (non-UK/EU) can also apply, but please note that funding schemes are limited and alternative funding routes need to be considered.