A PhD is a three to four year research-intensive programme resulting in an original piece of research and thesis. Research in the Department covers a variety of areas and involves collaborations with several departments at Imperial, as well as leading national and international research institutions. Core research areas include biomechanics and mechanobiology, detection, devices, design, implants and regenerative medicine, molecular and cellular bioengineering, neural engineering and human and biological robotics. Please see further details below.

Our PhD students are encouraged to interact with researchers working in different areas and are commonly co-supervised by academics from other departments. Such interdisciplinary training fosters the intellectual capabilities and practical skills needed to cooperate with engineers, clinicians and scientists from a variety of academic backgrounds.  

The Graduate School is for all doctoral students

All postgraduate students automatically become a member when they register for a Postgraduate research (or taught) qualification at Imperial College.

The Graduate School has several roles - to ensure the quality of provision of postgraduate education; to provide a forum for students from across the College to meet at lectures and social events; and to provide a professional skills development programme to help you develop those skills that will make you a more productive and successful researcher and also prepare you for your career, whether in or out of academia.