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UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical AI – funded places available for 2020 entry

  • 3 Oct 2019
  • 31 Jan 2020

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical AI – funded places available for 2020 entry

The new UKRI CDT in Biomedical AI at the University of Edinburgh is looking to recruit 12 students to start in September 2020. Students will be fully funded for 4 years (stipend, fees and research support budget).

CDT website: http://web.inf.ed.ac.uk/cdt/biomedical-ai/apply

Building on a tradition of world-leading research and innovation at Edinburgh, our Centre will train a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists who will shape the development of AI within biomedical research over the next decades. Our students will be equipped with all the technical skills to realise biomedical breakthroughs through AI while anticipating and addressing the societal issues connected with their research.

The CDT programme follows 1+3 format. In Year 1 you will study towards a Master by Research, undertaking a number of taught courses and taster research projects to broaden and refine your skills and explore different research areas. In Year 2-4 you will propose and pursue an interdisciplinary PhD project under the joint supervision of an AI expert and an application domain expert.

Programme benefits

  • Fully funded 4-year studentship, covering tuition fees, stipend and travel/research support.
  • Extensive choice of projects at the intersection of AI, biomedicine and social sciences, under guidance of world-leading researchers and clinical experts.
  • Interdisciplinary training programme comprising a bespoke bootcamp, taught courses, workshops, taster projects and other activities.
  • Opportunities for joint projects, research visits, internships and other collaboration with our extensive network of research and industry partners worldwide.
  • Tailored training in public engagement, entrepreneurship awareness, responsible innovation and leadership skills.
  • Wide variety of CDT events throughout the year, including seminar series, masterclasses, summer school, conferences, guest lectures and industry days.
  • State-of-the-art facilities and vibrant world-class research community at the University of Edinburgh.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering or a related discipline.

Applicants from a biomedical or social sciences background with relevant technical experience are also welcome.


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


Deadline for international applicants: 29 November 2019

Deadlines for UK/EU applicants: 29 November 2019; 31 January 2020

More information and how to apply: http://web.inf.ed.ac.uk/cdt/biomedical-ai/apply

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