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

PGR-F-49

Key facts

Deadline
Friday 24 April 2020
Funding start date
Thursday 1 October 2020
Number of funding places
Multiple opportunities available
Country eligibility
UK and EU
Source of funding
Centre for doctoral training
Key staff
Professor David Hogg
Schools
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="https://ai-medical.leeds.ac.uk">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> <h3>Funding</h3> <p>A full standard studentship consists of academic fees (&pound;4,500 in Session 2019/20), together with a maintenance grant (&pound;15,009 in Session 2019/20) paid at standard Research Council rates. UK applicants will be eligible for a full award paying tuition fees and maintenance. European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees only, except in exceptional circumstances, or where residency has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the course.</p>

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

<p>You can apply for your <a href="https://studentservices.leeds.ac.uk/pls/banprod/bwskalog_uol.P_DispLoginNon">research degree online</a>. Make sure you complete the application form as fully as you can. You&rsquo;re required to provide the following information:</p> <ul> <li>CV</li> <li>A personal statement (no more than 1 side of A4)</li> <li>Transcripts and certificates for all degree-level qualifications</li> </ul> <p>Important information: For your planned course of study, please select &ldquo;EPSRC CDT AI for Medical Diagnosis and Care&rdquo; please add the title of CDT AI for Medical Diagnosis and Care 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="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/123100/admissions/105/research_postgraduate_admissions_policy_proof_of_english_language_proficiency">minimum English Language requirements</a>.</p> <p><em>We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. &nbsp;All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></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 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, 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 please contact the Doctoral College Admissions:<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk">phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 35057.</p>