PhD opportunities at the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI-enabled Healthcare

Updated: 30 days ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 07 Aug 2020

Up to 15 fully-funded 4-year PhD Studentships available starting September 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform health and healthcare systems globally, yet few individuals have the required skills and training. To address this challenge, our Centre For Doctoral Training (CDT) in AI-Enabled Healthcare Systems will create a unique interdisciplinary environment to train the brightest and best healthcare artificial intelligence scientists and innovators of the future.

PhD Training Programme

The CDT offers a four year training programme including a research project, a mixture of relevant taught courses delivered by world leading academics from across UCL departments and a PhD project. Throughout this period we will provide world-class training and support, tailored to each student and coupled with a superb professional networking and entrepreneurship training.

Why join us?

  • Fully funded 4-year studentship, covering tuition fees, stipend and travel/research support;
  • Extensive choice of projects, covering projects in primary and secondary care, in areas including diagnosis, treatment and operations;
  • Be supervised by world-leading clinicians and AI researchers in areas related to your research;
  • Have the opportunity to not only apply AI to healthcare, but to apply healthcare to AI, generating novel large-scale open datasets driving methodological innovation in AI;
  • Work within a real-world setting, embedded within hospitals, allowing you to gain a practical understanding of the value and limitations of the datasets and the translational skills required to put systems into practice;
  • Work closely with leading professionals from our NHS and industry partners;
  • Tailored training in public engagement, entrepreneurship awareness, responsible innovation and leadership;
  • Opportunities for internships or placements with our public/ industry sector partners;
  • Study at UCL, which was ranked the top university in the UK for research strength in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) and ranked 10th best university in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

Entry requirements

A degree equivalent to a UK first class honours, or a high upper second class, Physical Sciences (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics) and Clinical/Biomedical Science.

Applicants with a clinical background or degree in Biomedical Science must be able to demonstrate strong computational skills.


CDT studentships fund 4 years of study, covering tuition fees, stipend and travel/research support.

How to apply

Application deadline: We are recruiting in three rounds. We advise applicants apply as soon as possible.

Our final round will close 7 August 2020 with interviews taking place during the week commencing 10th August 2020.

Round two will close 16th February 2020 with interviews expected to take place early March 2020.

Round one will close 5th January 2020. Interviews will be held on the 23rd January 2020.

For more information on the programme and how to apply visit our website:

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