Research course

Biomedical Engineering

Institution
University of Kent · School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Qualifications
PhD

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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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Information for international students

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Please note that international fee-paying students cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

For further information about funding, including scholarships, please visit our funding web pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Email
eda-admissions-pg@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827535