Frequently Asked Questions for prospective MSc students
Why study for an MSc in Medical Physics and Bioengineering?
Our MSc degrees are all aimed to give you the basic understanding of medical physics, medical engineering and medical computing which you would need to work in the field. This is an expanding field, with academic, clinical and industrial applications.
What about your MSc in Radiation Physics and the one in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Imaging?
Our new MSc in Physics & Engineering in Medicine (PEM) at UCL was established in 2010 and brings together the existing MSc degrees (Radiation Physics (RP) and Biomedical Engineering & Medical Imaging (BEMI)) into a new administrative structure. Within the new MSc the two well-established streams (RP and BEMI) still exist but a further degree of choice has been added allowing the candidate to choose other options if they so wish.
Why study at UCL?
UCL is one of the world's top universities, and we are one of the largest departments of Medical Physics and Bioengineering in Europe, with links to a large number of active teaching hospitals. Most of our modules are taught by research-active academics from UCL and clinical physicists from UCLH. Our courses are well established and well respected. You can choose between courses which are primarily designed for physicists, engineers and computer scientists. Our courses are accredited by IPEM.
How will the MSc be assessed?
An MSc consists of 8 taught modules. Most of these are assessed by examination, though some are assessed by coursework.
What will the MSc cost me?
Our fees are listed here.
Is any funding available?
What career paths do your MScs typically lead to?
Our alumni have found work in academia, the NHS and in industry.
How do I apply for your MSc?
Please complete and submit an application form along with 2 references.
What deadlines should I know about?
MSc programmes start at the end of September and application forms should be submitted ideally before the end of July. In some circumstances applications arriving after that date can still be considered.
What are the entry requirements?
We generally require a 2:2 in a relevant undergraduate degree. If you are unsure, please contact us at email@example.com.