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How To Apply

We offer application opportunities at different stages throughout the academic year, but we are always on the lookout for the best and brightest students from the Medical Imaging community. Read on to learn how to claim your place on our CDT.

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In all cases, our Entry Requirements below must be met in order for your application to be considered by the board.

Eligibility & Course entry
requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Have achieved (or are predicted) a first class or upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent international qualifications or experience). An MSc is also preferred, though not essential.
  • Our preferred subject areas are Physical Sciences (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics). Applicants with degrees in Chemistry or Life Sciences are welcome but applicants must be able to demonstrate strong mathematical skills.
  • Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in medical imaging.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English by UCL. Further details can be found on the following UCL web page.

If you meet these requirements you can apply through one of the approved routes as outlined below.

Funding

The EPSRC CDT in Medical Imaging accepts applications from:

  • Those who wish to receive a funded scholarship
  • Those whom already have a funded scholarship from another source
  • Self-paying applicants (proof of funds will be required during the application process)

Please note that the EPSRC funding available supports Home/EU students with standard research council restrictions. EU students are only eligible for a full studentship if they have lived, worked or studied within the UK for 3 years prior to the funding commencing. More information can be found on the EPSRC website.

EU applicants who do not fall into the above residency category are encouraged to apply via Route B (detailed below) This route details the PhD programmes available with named projects. Funding for these research projects are more likely to be open to EU applicants, however please still check the criteria within the adverts. Available named projects are advertised here.

International students:

UCL offers a number of Overseas Research Scholarships each year. Applications details will be available on this page in the autumn term.

Information about the current UCL Tuition Fees and living expenses costs are available on the Main UCL Website.

UCL has dedicated research institutes working hand-in-hand with prestigious partner hospitals in London. By joining our CDT you have the opportunity to access this internationally competitive research environment and make a real impact on patients lives.

Prof Sebastien Ourselin - Centre Director

Application
Guidance

All applicants should ensure they read the Application Guidance document fully before starting their application.

Each year we provide a range of funding opportunities for applicants to the CDT, which have slightly different application processes and eligibility requirements.

EPSRC & NIHR BRC Funded Studentships:

Route A: MRes + PhD Funded CDT Open Studentships

This route means that you will be applying for the 4 year programme, including 1 year MRes and progressing to 3 Years of MPhil/PhD. In the first term you will be allocated a project from the pool of available projects. You will be required to select 5 projects in order of preference at the start of term.

Please visit our list of Open Projects to see the current catalogue. The project list will be updated before the start of each term.

If you wish to apply via this route please check the application guidance document and apply via PRISM selecting the code TMRMEISING01.

What’s provided?

  • Fees: UK/EU fees for 3 or 4 years depending on project
  • Stipend: £16,851 per annum tax free for 3 or 4 years depending on project
  • Project related consumable and travel funds.

How to Apply

Please complete an online application via PRISM using the link below, selecting the code TMRMEISING01.

All applicants should ensure they read the Application Guidance document fully before starting their application.

Industry and Charity Funded Studentships:

Route B: Named funded research projects.

This route is open to all interested in the advertised project and potentially EU applicants that do not meet the EPSRC residency criteria (3 or more years, living, working or studying in the UK).

Please also ensure you have read the eligibility criteria within the advert to ascertain whether you are eligible. The duration of projects offered via this route can be 3 or 4 years, and may or may not offer an MRes option. Please check the project description to confirm. If you wish to apply via this route please check the application guidance document and apply via PRISM selecting the code RRMEISING01.

Please visit our list of Funded Projects to see all current opportunties being advertised.

What’s provided?

  1. Fees: UK/EU fees for 3 or 4 years depending on project
  2. Stipend: £16,851 per annum tax free for 3 or 4 years depending on project
  3. Project related consumable and travel funds.

How to Apply

Please complete an online application via PRISM using the link below, selecting the code RRMEISING01.

All applicants should ensure they read the Application Guidance document fully before starting their application.

Associated funding opportunities:

The CDT in Medical Imaging forms partnerships with other UCL departments and UK universities to provide additional avenues or research and study. Listed below are our current partnerships.

UCL Institute of Child Health CHR-CRO studentships

The Institute of Child Health (ICH) together with its partner Great Ormond Street Hospital makes up the largest centre for paediatric health research in Europe. ICH has its own prestigious PhD scheme supported by the Child Health Research – Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CHR-CIO). Our CDT has linked up with this scheme to provide the opportunity for more imaging scientists to be trained and engaged with a paediatric focus.

Criteria:

These scholarships are for UK and EU students only. To be eligible as a ‘Home applicant’ you must generally have settled status in the UK/EU (i.e. no restrictions on how long you can stay) and have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK/EU for 3 years prior to the start of the grant. If you are not a UK or EU national, residing in the UK or EU for full-time education purposes only, does not qualify you for Home applicant status.

What’s provided?

  • Fees: UK/EU fees for 3 or 4 years depending on project
  • Stipend: £16,851 per annum tax free for 3 or 4 years depending on project
  • Project related consumable and travel funds.

how to apply

Please complete an online application via PRISM using the link below.

You will be required to upload a covering letter, please ensure
your covering letter includes the following:

  1. That you are applying for the ICH CHR- CRO scholarship.
  2. Your motivations for applying to the programme
  3. How your educational background, skills and experience fit the programme
  4. If you are not from a Physical Sciences background, demonstrate that you have strong mathematical skills