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Entry requirements

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.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the following minimum English language requirement:

  • British Council IELTS – score of 6.5 overall, with no component less than 6.5;
  • TOEFL iBT  – score of 91 overall, with listening and reading components no less than 22, writing component no less than 23 and speaking component no less than 24;
  • Pearson PTE Academic – score of 64 overall, with no component less than 64.


UK and EU


A full standard studentship consists of academic fees (£4,500 in Session 2019/20), together with a maintenance grant (£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.

How to apply

You can apply for your research degree online. Make sure you complete the application form as fully as you can.

You’re required to provide the following information:

  • CV
  • A personal statement (no more than 1 side of A4)
  • Transcripts and certificates for all degree-level qualifications

Important information: please add the title of the CDT AI for Medical Diagnosis and Care in both the ‘funding’ and ‘research area/title’ section of the application form.

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. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

Next Deadline

The application deadline for entry in September 2020 is 31 January 2020.


If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office
e:, t: +44 (0)113 343 8000.

or the Centre Manager, Mrs Ellen Goodison, on