The Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies (CBIS) at Imperial College London is housed within the leading Department of Bioengineering, attracting outstanding students and researchers from around the world for 2018/2019 academic year.

The Centre is comprised of multidisciplinary collaborations between military medical officers and civilian engineers and scientists that address difficult research issues with a clinically-led approach.

Studying the effects of blast injury develops and advances treatment, rehabilitation and recovery from injury while improving mitigation and promoting understanding of complex trauma. Students will benefit from a highly stimulating environment where they undertake a range of additional training and development opportunities as part of the Centre’s PhD cohort.

Worth of Award

  • Studentships cover three years of Home-EU tuition fees and provide a 3.5-year, tax-free stipend at the standard Research Council United Kingdom rate (£16,777 per annum for 2018-19).
  • In addition, a generous allowance is provided for research consumables and conference attendance.


  • Home and EU candidates who meet the College’s PhD programme entry requirements are eligible to apply.
  • Entry onto the PhD programme requires an undergraduate degree at 2:1 level or higher and, normally, a master’s degree with merit or higher (or non-UK equivalents) in engineering, or any of the physical sciences or mathematics.

How to Apply

  • To apply to any of the CBIS PhD programmes please visit the College’s admissions webpages to view the instructions. Within the Postgraduate Programme Search section of the online application site, search for the CBIS application form using the code BHZC.
  • You should then complete the Bioengineering Research (CBIS) – BHZC – Academic Year 2018/2019 form.
  • This should be submitted no later than 24 September 2018 for the PhD project titled ‘Blast injury to the pelvis and spine’ and 29 September 2018 for the PhD project titled ‘Heterotopic Ossification’.
  • Within your application you will be asked to upload a personal statement of up to 2 pages that covers the following:
  1. Any initial ideas you have for pursuing research in the proposed project;
  2. A description of how your experience to date would make you an ideal candidate to undertake this PhD.

Deadline: applications close 29 September 2018. Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 09 Sept 2018. 

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