Information for International Students

Finite element model of the human head for image reconstruction in electrical impedance tomography Blood vessels in the brain using magnetic resonance angiography Fabry-Perot ultrasound imaging sensor
An advantage of the English education system — they actually break the complex problem into very simple steps.
  - Sangeeta M., PhD student from India

Hey!  Hola!  你好!  안녕하세요!  こんにちは! سلام! مرحبا!  हैलो!  привет!  

Dear international candidate, we are pleased that you are considering the study of Medical Physics and Bioengineering at UCL to further your education at the baccalaureate, masters and doctorate levels.

Historically, UCL has been a beacon of inclusiveness and opportunity for people regardless of sex, race and creed since its founding in 1826 as "London's University". Inspired by the powerful, forward-thinking ideas of Jeremy Bentham on equality and equal opportunity, we were the first institution in the UK to admit students on an entirely secular basis, and the first to admit women on equal terms with men in a coeducational environment.

Likewise, our department has had a long history of collaboration as our research is, by definition, multidisciplinary. We depend on people with various scientific and medical backgrounds and different points-of-view to be able to find new connections and novel interactions between them.

Wander around the department and you will find people from all over the world working together to crack the boundaries of science with our cutting-edge research. Together, we strive to better understand the physics of the medical world and to engineer new approaches for applying our science to medicine.

The best way to find out more about the department is to browse this website, contact us and visit us at our main campus in central London.

Useful information for prospective applicants

  • Important information for prospective international students.
    The International Office at UCL has some very useful information regarding the application process, academic requirements, student visas, work / financial support and housing in London on their webpage.
  • What are we researching?
    The Medical Physics and Bioengineering department consists of independent research groups working in diverse areas ranging from biomedical optics to radiation physics. A complete list of research groups can be found here.
  • Sources of financial funding.
    Although much of the available funding is restricted to UK/EEC students, some scholarships are available to international students and are described here.
  • Living in London.
    The department Social Committee is run by staff and students. Information can be found on these pages about where to eat, buy stuff and relax. Also, a calendar of organised social outings can be found here.
  • Helpful hints and research tools.
    Students in the department have access to free or discounted computer software.
  • Frequently asked questions for undergraduate candidates.
    FAQs for undergraduate candidates on topics including the difference between medical physics and bioengineering, career paths after earning a Medical Physics BSc and opportunities for research and internships are answered here.
  • Frequently asked questions for MSc candidates.
    FAQs for taught postgraduate candidates on topics including the available MSc study programmes, career paths after earning a Medical Physics MSc and opportunities for funding are answered here.
  • Freqently asked questions for PhD candidates.
    FAQs for research postgraduate candidates on topics including requirements, assessment and funding are answered here.


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