OPTIMA is a 4 year PhD training programme combining:
- excellent research and PhD supervision in world-leading scientific environments, and
- a bespoke programme of business training in healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship.
It is a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) funded by both the EPSRC and the MRC in recognition for our use of cutting-edge optical technology to address key clinical questions via medical imaging.
OPTIMA is hosted by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde.
Our focus is to train the next generation of scientific entrepreneurs in healthcare technologies and so we place great emphasis on interdisciplinary projects, commercially-relevant training and strong ties to the clinical environment.
Minimum entry qualification - an Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or International equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline, possibly supported by an MSc Degree. Further information on English language requirements for EU/Overseas applicants.