Our Doctoral Training Programme in Medical Device Innovation gives Postgraduate students a unique opportunity to combine research in medical devices at a world-class institution with an education in translation techniques, enterprise and entrepreneurship.
You will be part of a cross-faculty cohort of translation motivated researchers who what to see their innovation make a difference in the clinic.
In the first year you will study our MRes in Medical Technology Entrepreneurship. This degree combines technical modules relevant to your research, enterprise training and a short research project. Upon successful completion of the MRes, you will move into full time PhD research for the next three years.
Year 1 will see you take the MRes in Medical Technology Entrepreneurship. This has four 15 credit taught modules, two in entrepreneurship and enterprise and two related to your scientific research area. The enterprise modules are taken in the UCL Department of Management Science and Innovation, giving you the opportunity to mix with a wide technology enterprise cohort. The scientific modules can be taken from the wide range available at UCL; your supervisor will discuss the most suitable modules for you to take.
The MRes also includes a short research project that will give you basic training for your PhD. Good performance in the MRes will see you move into your PhD
Years 2 – 4 will be filled by your PhD research and writing your thesis. You will work closely within a UCL research team, but will maintain contact with your initial MRes cohort and the Enterprise Academy through student social and networking events and mini-symposia.
Research areas: The IBME has research teams working in many areas of Biomedical Engineering. You will carry out your research in one of these groups. The diversity of activity may mean that your experience and qualifications are more suited to some areas than others, but please discuss this with us.
How to apply: Applications are welcome at any time, but there is one start date each year at the beginning of the UCL Academic year. Therefore it can not be guaranteed that applications received in late Summer will be accepted for the same year.
Please complete and submit a UCL Graduate application form and two references. Prior to this, please check that you meet UCL’s English language requirements. Note that the admitting department will be shown on the application as Medical Physics & Bioengineering, rather than IBME.