Research course

Biomedical Engineering

Institution
Keele University · Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Normally require an honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or a masters degree, in a relevant subject. See website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

A multi-disciplinary team linked to the University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM) and the RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital at Oswestry has a major focus on enabling technologies involved in cell and tissue engineering and introduction to the clinic of cell therapies for regenerative medicine.

Specific expertise includes active clinical cell therapies, enabling technology development associated with environmental chambers or bioreactor design, targeting and delivery vehicles and strategies using magnetic nanoparticles, control of differentiation of tissue specific stem cells and skeletal stem cells. The grouping holds an EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Regenerative Medicine since 2009 run jointly with Nottingham and Loughborough.

The Institute has commenced the first UK MRC multi-centre trial (ACTIVE) into cell therapy in connective tissues. The two hospital sites have GMP cell therapy labs for culture and delivery of human cells on site. Recently, the group has been awarded as partner the first EPSRC Innovative Manufacturing Centre in Regenerative Medicine, which aims to initiate and improve links to industry for taking cell therapies to market for clear patient benefit and the team is part of the EXPERTISSUES EU FP6 NoE. The BT group includes links to other research areas listed here such as Respiratory Medicine, Pharmacy, Clinical Science, Imaging and Neurology. The group has also held and EU FP7 IRSES programme - HYANJI - establishing a research network to Universities in China, Tsinghua and Chengdu Universities, Schools of Pharmacy and Biotechnology.

Department specialisms

For a list of current research strengths for supervising a research degree look on the Research Institute website: www.keele.ac.uk/research/istm

Information for international students

English Language proficiency required. Keele has research students from over 50 different countries. We offer a safe campus environment, with guaranteed accommodation for all full time postgraduate students who apply by 30 June. Support specifically for international students includes an International Students Support Officer and free English language support.

Fees and funding

All sponsorship opportunities are listed on the website.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
48-84 months
full time
24-48 months

MPhil

part time
24-36 months
full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Joseph Clarke
Email
j.clarke@keele.ac.uk
Phone
(+44) 01782 674086