UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical AI – funded places available for 2022 start!

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical AI – funded places available for 2022 start

The UKRI CDT in Biomedical AI at the University of Edinburgh is looking to recruit 12 students to start in September 2022. Students will be fully funded for 4 years (stipend, fees and research support budget).

Deadline: 14 January 2022

Building on a tradition of world-leading research and innovation at Edinburgh, the UKRI Centre will train a new generation of scientists who will shape the development of AI within biomedical research over the next decades. Students will be equipped with all the technical skills to realise biomedical breakthroughs through AI while anticipating and addressing the societal issues connected with their research.

The CDT programme follows 1+3 format. In Year 1 you will study towards a Master by Research, undertaking a number of taught courses and taster research projects to broaden and refine your skills and explore different research areas. In Year 2-4 you will propose and pursue an interdisciplinary PhD project under the joint supervision of an AI expert and an application domain expert.


Programme benefits

  • Fully funded 4-year studentship, covering tuition fees, stipend and travel/research support.
  • Extensive choice of projects at the intersection of AI, biomedicine and social sciences, under guidance of world-leading researchers and clinical experts.
  • Interdisciplinary training programme comprising a bespoke bootcamp, taught courses, workshops, taster projects and other activities.
  • Opportunities for joint projects, research visits, internships and other collaboration with our extensive network of research and industry partners worldwide.
  • Tailored training in public engagement, entrepreneurship awareness, responsible innovation and leadership skills.
  • Wide variety of CDT events throughout the year, including seminar series, masterclasses, summer school, conferences, guest lectures and industry days.
  • State-of-the-art facilities and vibrant world-class research community at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Commitment being a fair and inclusive programme which fosters responsible research practice and careful consideration of the societal impacts of our research.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering or a related discipline.

Applicants from a biomedical or social sciences background with relevant technical experience are also welcome.


CDT studentships fund 4 years of study, covering tuition fees, stipend and travel/research support.

Funding is open to UK, EU and international students.

Virtual open day

Join their virtual open day on 14 December 4pm to meet the academic team and current students and hear more about the programme and application process.


Deadline for applications is 14 January 2022

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview in March

More information and how to apply, click here