UCL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Integrated Imaging in Healthcare


MRes+PhD Structure

The i4health CDT consists of a 1-year MRes followed by a 3-year PhD.

The MRes + PhD route is ideal for transitioning students from a taught programme to full-time research.

Our training covers everything from modular learning to critical assessment skills and is strongly multi-disciplinary, bridging the gap between engineering, clinical sciences and industry.

Each project is co-supervised by a multidisciplinary team with imaging, clinical and AI expertise. Take a look at our current CDT in Medical Imaging's projects for examples of the kind of research that occurs here at UCL. 

Projects and supervisors

Every student under our CDT has the opportunity to choose a unique research project which aligns to both a methodological imaging and clinical theme. 

Each project we accept is chosen for its translational potential, close clinical relevance and associated areas of expertise from the primary supervisors. The supervisory team on every project must cover both an engineering and clinical specialism to ensure each students gets a broad understanding of both the technical aspects and real-world application of their research. The project often (but not necessarily) forms the basis for the student’s PhD research. 

The MRes year

During your first year a combination of taught courses and a research project will see you complete your MRes, building the foundation on which you develop your thesis over the coming years. You will gain a comprehensive introduction into your own area of research, and the complimentary surrounding study areas. 

The MRes Year consists of compulsory units and transferable skills (135 units) and further optional modules (45 units) (see here for current options). 

The MRes year must equal 180 credits in total.

Only upon successful completion of the MRes with a minimum of 60% can a student progress to the MPhil/PhD programme.

MPhil and PhD

The comprehensive training programme ensures our students develop the skills to confidently produce academic research papers, deliver presentations at conferences and make significant contributions to their chosen research project. 

You can find our latest Research Degree Handbook here.