PhD opportunities

The Department of Brain Sciences provides an ideal environment to pursue a PhD and build your career in research. As a postgraduate research student, you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and work alongside our world-leading academic staff in a dynamic and supportive research environment. We welcome applications from outstanding students from around the world, provided they meet the College's eligibility criteria.

Below, you'll find further information about how to apply and the latest funding opportunities available within the Department. Guidance is also available for current supervisors and PhD students.

Meet our students

A day in the life of a Brain Sciences PhD student

Follow Brain Sciences PhD student Aithne's day. She shares a typical day for her consisting of writing her thesis, lab work, and training junior divers with the Imperial College Diving Society. Aithne's research aims to identify novel therapies for rare and understudied brain tumours. Originally from Scotland, Aithne relocated to London to complete her Master's in Research in Cancer Biology with us and decided to stay on to study for her PhD.

Follow Brain Sciences PhD student Aithne's day

A day in the life of a Brain Sciences PhD student

Follow Brain Sciences PhD student Aithne's day

Follow Brain Sciences PhD student Aithne's day. She shares a typical day for her consisting of writing her thesis, lab work, and training junior divers with the Imperial College Diving Society. Aithne's research aims to identify novel therapies for rare and understudied brain tumours. Originally from Scotland, Aithne relocated to London to complete her Master's in Research in Cancer Biology with us and decided to stay on to study for her PhD.

Jiabin Tang shares insights into her PhD journey

PhD study in the Faculty of Medicine | Jiabin Tang

Jiabin Tang shares insights into her journey as a PhD student based in Brain Sciences

Jiabin Tang shares insights into her journey as a PhD student based in the Department of Brain Sciences at Imperial's Faculty of Medicine.