Professional Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering - PhD

    • Full or part time
      Full time , Part time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
    • Course Start
      September, January
    • Course Duration
      MSc one year full-time, two years part-time; PhD three to four years full-time, five to six years part-time
    • Professional Doctorate Type

    About This Professional Doctorate

    Course Description

    About the School of Engineering and Digital Arts

    The School of Engineering and Digital Arts offers research-led degrees in a wide range of research disciplines related to Medical Engineering, Bioengineering, Digital-Health and Medical Electronics. The School enjoys an international reputation for its work and prides itself in allowing students the freedom to realise their maximum potential.

    The research-led degrees in our School will allow you to undertake cutting-edge projects in a broad range of biomedical related disciplines. 

    Examples of projects are:   

    - Development of wearable technology to design new skin-like flexible sensors, powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), for Dysphagia therapy or Brain-Machine Interaction for wheelchair control.  

    - The design of AI algorithms for medical decision making to support patients who lack the mental capacity to consent or to apply image analysis to medical images.

    - Development of an intelligent system which can support health carers in generating highly personalised virtual reality (VR), to provide an effective care setting for people with dementia.

    As well as offering excellent research facilities and equipment, the School allows students the opportunity to participate in regular research seminars and workshops and offers students the possibility of attending international conferences in order to present their work. As a research student in the School, you will become a member of one of our thriving research groups.

    The School of Engineering and Digital Arts has an excellent reputation recognised for both the quality of our teaching and impact of our research.   A special School combining engineering, technology and digital media, our blended expertise is well suited to the needs of the 21st century. Forward-looking and culturally diverse, we are committed to developing employable and ethical graduates who will impact positively on society. Located in its own building, we are small enough to get to know all our students as individuals and staff and students work in a very friendly environment.

    The School was established over 50 years ago and has developed a top-quality teaching and research base, receiving excellent ratings in both research and teaching assessments. Engaged in high-quality research in Communications, Intelligent Interactions and Instrumentation and Control, with significant national and international impact, we have been consistently attracting substantial research funding from the UK Research Councils, European research programmes, industrial and commercial companies, government agencies and others and our spread of expertise allows us to respond rapidly to new developments In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality.

    We prepare our students for a wide range of occupations enabling them to pursue dynamic professional careers in the UK and overseas.   

    January 2021 starts 

    You can start some of our postgraduate degrees in January. If you’re taking a career break to study this could be the best option for you. A January start also works well for overseas students as it allows more time to meet visa requirements. Find out more about our January intake programmes.. 

    Visit the Biomedical Engineering - PhD page on the University of Kent website for more details!

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    Kent Engineering and Digital Arts Postgraduate Scholarship (for International students) - No. of awards TBC

    Achieve at least 2:1 UK Bachelor’s degree. For overseas qualifications please refer to the list below. The list is not exhaustive and qualifications from other countries will be considered on an individual basis. We reserve the right to decline funding if the academic reputation of the University is in doubt or the result was achieved only after multiple repetitions.China –70% from a 211 university (recognised institution) or 75% from other institution.
    India – 1st Class or CGPA of 6.0/10 or 60%
    Taiwan – 75-80% from a recognised institution or 70-75% from a highly ranked institution.
    Tanzania – Upper Second Class
    Turkey - CGPA of 3.0/4.0• Be in receipt of an unconditional offer by 15 July 2020 for a postgraduate taught programme in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts from September 2020.Scholarship holders would be expected to undertake reasonable duties to support the external profile of the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, for instance assisting with Open Days, outreach with the local community, working with the International Development team and promoting the School of Engineering and Digital Arts in their home countries,
    This scholarship can be held in conjunction with other scholarships offered by the University of Kent

    Value of Scholarship(s)



    Scholarships will be awarded to international applicants paying overseas fees across all postgraduate taught programmes in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts who meet all the criteria below.

    Application Procedure

    There is no application form to complete. If you are eligible to receive the scholarship, you will receive confirmation via your KentVision portal soon after 15 July 2020.

    Further Information

    Entry Requirements

    A 2.2 or honours degree or MSc with Merit or above in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Physics or a related Engineering subject

    All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

    All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

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