Postgraduate Taught Degrees


Medicine is a multi-disciplinary division incorporating a spectrum of specialties and a wide range of scientific, clinical and educational expertise.

Students benefit from productive collaborations between scientists and clinical researchers and exposure to the clinical aspects of research activities.

The Division has access to world-class research facilities and equipment, including the Centre for Biomedical Research at our Royal Free campus and the Clinical Research Facility at University College London Hospital (UCLH).

General information for applicants:

Tuition fees cover all elements of tuition, registration and examination. Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to increase and this is implicit in accepting the offer of a place at UCL.

Division of Medicine Postgraduate Taught Bursaries

There are currently eight awards funded by the Division of Medicine, which will be available for Home/EU students starting in 2015/16 only. Each award will be worth £2500 in total, and will be deducted from the full tuition fees.

The deadline is 31st July 2015

Postgraduate Support Scheme 2015

The Postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS), at UCL, offers approximately 340 awards of £10,000 each to prospective Home/EU postgraduate taught students. 

The deadline is Thursday 30 April 2015

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in a biological science, medical or healthcare discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

If your first language is not English you must be able to provide recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which you have applied.

Applications and Entry


Accommodation and Location

Programme information

I haven't taken an English language test yet. Can I still apply now or do I have to wait for my test result?

You can still submit an application if you have not yet taken an English test. We are able to make decisions on applications without an English test provided that all other documents have been submitted (transcripts and references). If we would like to make you an offer, it will be conditional upon meeting the English language requirements (and any other requirements, if necessary).

Can I apply if I do not have a degree?

No, UCL requires evidence of a very good academic achievement, at degree level, from all applicants.

Can I apply if I don’t have a medical, biological science or health-care related degree?

In order to successfully complete our postgraduate taught degrees, applicants will require a good understanding of bioscience.  If you don’t have a medical, biological science or health-care related degree and are unsure about your suitability, please contact the relevant Course Tutor for advice, outlining the subjects which you have previously studied and the level at which you studied them. It is very likely that you will need to complete pre-masters science training before we can consider your application.

How and when do I pay my tuition fees?

Your tuition fee will normally be quoted on your offer letter and you must pay at least 50% of your tuition fee before or at enrolment to be fully enrolled, or provide a letter of sponsorship indicating who should be invoiced for your fees.

Will I get student accommodation in London?

We endeavour to offer to all students accommodation in or around the main UCL campus in central London. 

In which location will my teaching take place?

Core teaching will take place on the Bloomsbury campus. There may also be scheduled teaching at other sites, such as University College London Hospital or the Royal Free Hospital.

When do the programmes start?

Taught programmes start at the end of September each year. Full induction details will be sent to applicants in advance (normally at the start of September).

How long are the programmes?

The full-time programmes run over a full calendar year, from September to September. The number of calendar years you are in attendance will depend on whether you are studying full-time or part-time. The academic schedule is as follows:

Induction - September

Teaching - September – March

Examinations - April to June

Submission of Research Project – August*

Graduation – The following year, normally in July or August.

*Part-time students submit their dissertation in their second year.

 What days will I need to attend?

Our Full-time MSc courses are taught over two days and our part-time MSc courses can be taught over one day if you follow the recommended modules.

Clinical and Public Health Nutrition: Wednesday and Friday

Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition: Wednesday and Friday

Clinical Drug Development: Core teaching Tuesday and Thursday

*please note that the specific days may be subject to change each year. Please contact us if in doubt.

 How many modules do I need to take?

To obtain an MSc or MRes degree, a student must successfully complete a total of 180 credits. Students must follow the syllabus for their degree programme and the modules within it.

Where can I see the course timetable?

Module timetables are only made available to students at the start of the course. Please refer to the module descriptions under each degree programme for provisional topics.

Can I study part-time or by flexible mode?

Part-time degrees normally take 2 years to complete. The following degree programmes are offered on a part-time basis:

MSc in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition

We do not offer flexible or modular study, although we do offer a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) and a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) for each programme, which are shorter versions of the MSc degree. The entry levels for these are the same as the MSc degree.

Can I study by distance learning?

We currently offer the MSc in Drug Design as a distance learning option.

If the answer to your query cannot be found on our website, please click on the relevant link for contact details.

1) Enquiries about applications

2) Pre-sessional English courses

3) Accommodation

4) General programme enquiries

5) Admissions/Course Tutors

1) Enquiries about applications

UCL Registry
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 7742/7381
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7691 3112

2) Pre-sessional English courses

UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)
26 Bedford Way
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 5454
Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 8667

3) Accommodation

UCL Student Residences
117 Gower Street
London WC1E 6AP
Tel: +44 (0)20-7679 6322
Fax: +44 (0)20-7383 0407

4) General programme enquiries

Course Administrator
Gemma Martin
Tel: 0203 108 2308

5) Admissions/Course Tutors

Clinical and Public Health Nutrition
Dr George Grimble 0203 108 2185
Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition
Dr Paul Robinson  0208 442 6503
Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition
Dr Nadia Micali 0207 905 2163
Clinical Drug Development
Dr Simon Yona
0207 679 6205
Drug Design
Dr Edith Chan 0207 679 6710
Advanced Biomedical Imaging Dr Daniel Stuckey  

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