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UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care


Key facts

Monday 24 April 2023
Funding start date
Sunday 1 October 2023
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Source of funding
Centre for doctoral training
Key staff
Professor David Hogg
School of Computing
Research groups/institutes
Artificial Intelligence
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Building on the Leeds distinctive strength, depth and international excellence in multi-modal AI, and medical diagnosis and care, we will train cohorts of researchers equipped with the necessary skills to unlock the immense potential of AI within the health domain.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible"Full description</h2>

<p>By focusing on cancer, training in scientific rigour and depth will be ensured, yet the researchers will be equipped with broad skills in AI to innovate in diagnosis and care - in cancer and beyond.</p> <p>We work in close partnership with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT), providing an immersive NHS experience for students in health care, a vast repository of data, and extensive clinical input.&nbsp;</p> <p>By working within LTHT, one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe, you&rsquo;ll be meeting patients and working with health professionals and clinical research teams on a routine basis enabling you to translate research into innovation within the NHS and global healthcare.&nbsp;</p> <p>This is an exciting opportunity to undertake an integrated four-year PhD and MSc in <a href="">AI for Medical Diagnosis and Care</a>.</p> <h3>What are the unique features and benefits of the studentship?</h3> <ul> <li>Your PhD research will be supported by supervisors who are leading researchers and innovators in the area of AI and medical diagnosis and care</li> <li>During years 2-3 there is the opportunity for a 3-month placement with one of our industry or public-sector partners</li> <li>Where appropriate for individual research topics, there is the opportunity for short study visits with our international partner universities</li> <li>Work closely with health professionals and clinical research teams through our partnership with LTHT</li> <li>Participate in an annual CDT Conference, CDT seminar series, and annual Turing CDT conference</li> <li>Join in masterclasses organised jointly with The Alan Turing Institute on topics such as shaping policy for government, and journalistic communication</li> <li>Gain training on developing impact from research, responsible innovation, and broad research skills</li> </ul> <h3>Entry requirements</h3> <p>A degree equivalent to a UK first class honours, or a high upper second class, in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Computing or Health discipline.</p> <p><strong>Funding</strong></p> <p>There are a number of highly competitive EPSRC Fully Funded Studentship Awards for Session 2023/24 covering the full cost of University Fees plus Maintenance.&nbsp;Applications are open to all applicants, with opportunities for Non-UK Fee rated applicants limited by UKRI to 3.</p> <p>A full standard studentship consists of full academic fees, together with a maintenance grant of &pound;17,668 (currently for academic session 2022/23).&nbsp; UKRI will announce the maintenance grant for 2023/24 in the very near future.</p> <p>There are also a limited number of places available to Non-UK Fee rated applicants who are able to self-fund their own study or are funded by an external sponsor.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Important Information:</strong>&nbsp; you <strong><span class="underline_text">must</span></strong> be able to either self-fund your own studies (paying with your own or your family&rsquo;s funds) for 4 years and we may require additional evidence, or if you are applying for external sponsorship or have already secured external sponsorship, your sponsor <strong><span class="underline_text">must</span></strong> be able to provide funding for 4 years and will require confirmation from your sponsor.</p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><strong>Important Information:</strong>&nbsp; Any costs associated with your arrival at the University of Leeds to start your PhD including flights, immigration health surcharge/medical insurance and Visa costs are not covered under this studentship.</p>

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Faculty information</h2>

<p>Please visit the <a href="">Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care</a> for more information on the programme.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>You can apply for your <a href="">research degree online</a>&nbsp;, <strong>please select programme code EPSRC CDT AI for Medical Diagnosis and Care.</strong> Make sure you complete the application form as fully as you can.</p> <p>You <strong><u>must</u></strong> provide the following documents/information as incomplete applications will not be considered:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Transcripts (or transcripts to date) for all degree-level qualifications</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CV &ndash;&nbsp;including academic study, work experience and any publications</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Personal statement including research interests</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Institutional email addresses for two academic referees</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In the finance section of your application, please state clearly how you intend to fund your studies, i.e. CDT [Programme], Self-funding or External sponsor including their name</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If applying for external sponsorship or have secured external sponsorship, confirmation from your sponsor that they offer 4-year scholarships or that you have secured a 4-year scholarship.</p> <p><strong>Important information:</strong> please add the title of <strong>CDT AI for Medical Diagnosis and Care </strong>in both the &lsquo;funding&rsquo; and &lsquo;research area/title&rsquo; section of the application form.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&rsquo;s <a href="">minimum English Language requirements</a>.</p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 7.0 in writing and at least 6.5 in reading, listening and speaking or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid.

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information on applying, please contact the Doctoral College Admissions:<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href=""></a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 35057.</p> <p>For further information regarding the programme, please contact CDT AI Support:<br /> e:<a href=""></a></p>