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