Scholarships and Student Funding

Optical Medical Imaging Studentships (OPTIMA CDT)

OPTIMA 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.

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.


Each studentship provides UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend at the EPSRC rate for a period of 48 months.


Please check the OPTIMA website as applications are accepted several times throughout the year.

OPTIMA: The EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Medical Imaging