Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre
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Projects and Funding Available 

We have a long history of training PhD students in MRI at Nottingham.

If you are interested in studying then please review our research pages and the research interests of our academic staff and contact one or more of us directly, to discuss how your interests might fit with our research programmes.

Funding for UK students:
Most years the University also offers a few highly competitive scholarships for PhD candidates. If you submit an application through the University application process, we will consider you for one of these funding schemes:

International students:
Some students are luck enough to be able to secure funding from their institution or government. Beyond that our University is involved in a few extremely competitive schemes that provide funding for some international students which will be suitable for applicants from a limited number of countries. Click here for more details.

 

General application process 

The application process depends on your primary discipline and preferred School. We welcome informal discussions and visits at any time; contact the relevant person named below in the first instance.

All new SPMIC PhD students are encouraged to enroll in NMedIA (Nottingham Medical Imaging Academy). This page can be accessed by intrnal users only, 

Physics

Penny Gowland

Entry requirements:

We offer PhDs in Physics to students who have graduated with an excellent first degree in the physical sciences, engineering, computer science, applied maths & statistics, or allied disciplines.
A masters qualification is desirable but not essential.

The research interests of our academic staff cover a wide range of topics in biomedical imaging. Feel free to email Penny Gowland for further discussion about research opportunities and the PhD application process. 

Please consider our academic staff’s research interests (linked below). Email people for further discussion if you are interested in their research and would like to do a PhD with them.

Adam Berrington
Richard Bowtell
Matt Brookes
Sue Francis
Nail Holmes
Walter Kockenberger
Karen Mullinger
Alexey Potapov

Medicine

Stam Sotiropoulos

Entry requirements:

We offer postgraduate research opportunities (PhD, DM, MPhil and MRes) to students who have graduated in a variety of undergraduate subjects, such as medicine, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, physics, applied maths & statistics.
A masters qualification is desirable but not essential.

The research interests of our academic staff cover a wide range of topics in biomedical imaging. Feel free to email Stam Sotiropoulos for further discussion about research opportunities and the PhD application process. 

Please consider our academic staff’s research interests (linked below). Email people for further discussion if you are interested in their research and would like to do a PhD with them.

Dorothee Auer 
Michael Chappell
Rob Dineen
Marcus Kaiser
Thomas Meersman
Paul Morgan
Galina Pavlovskaya
Stefanie Thust

 

Psychology

Matias Ison

Entry requirements:

We offer postgraduate research opportunities (PhD) to students who have graduated in a variety of undergraduate subjects, including psychology, cognitive neuroscience, as well as computer science/ engineering/ mathematics/ physics and data science. A masters qualification is desirable but not essential. 

The research interest of our academic staff with expertise in brain imaging (linked below) cover a wide range of topics in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. For a general overview of research areas see the School of Psychology page. Feel free email Matias Ison for further discussion about opportunities and the PhD application process. 

Please consider our academic staff’s research interests (linked below). Email people for further discussion if you are interested in their research and would like to do a PhD with them.

 

Taught material

Apart from following a program of research, as a PhD student you will also be offered formal teaching in

  • discipline-dependent topics probably from the host school
  • medical imaging from the SPMIC
  • general topics from the Graduate School.  
  • workshops and external courses where appropriate.  

PhD Students NewPhD students participating in a teaching journal club

 

You will be expected to complete reports, assignments and deliver seminars. It is likely that you would attend a major international conference and these often include additional educational lectures for students.

If English is not your native language then you will have to meet the School and University requirements.


Funding

Our postgraduate students can be funded from a variety of sources including UK research council grants and funds from the schools or University. 

These schemes may have their own eligibility criteria, application procedures or educational requirements but applicants will always need to satisfy the University of Nottingham eligibility criteria.

European Union students and Overseas Students may apply for University Scholarships but you will need an offer of a place first. There are only a few places and they are highly competitive. The deadlines for such scholarships are quite early in the new year. Further information can be obtained from the International Office.

General information and links to follow regarding fees, funding and procedure is available on the postgraduate application page.