Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


PhDs in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at UCL

Study for a PhD

The PhD programme involves 3–4 years (more for part time students) of original research supervised by a senior member of the department. Entrance requirements are a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. The Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering department is engaged in multi-disciplinary research, so PhD candidates are accepted with qualifications in a variety of disciplines. At any one time the department has around 60-80 PhD students.

Research themes of the department are:

For further information about PhD study please see our FAQ or contact phd-enquiries@medphys.ucl.ac.uk.

Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging

Our Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Medical Imaging provides research training in this diverse and multi-disciplinary field. The training will involve taught courses in the first year as part of an MRes programme followed by a research project for the
remainder of the 4 year programme. Students on the programme will form part of
an interactive network of researchers across many disciplines and will benefit
from the strengths of UCL in the healthcare field.

Students entering the programme with a Masters degree in a relevant subject can enter the programme at the second year and do 3 years of research leading to a PhD.


Opportunities for funded PhD positions are available here. Please contact phd-enquiries@medphys.ucl.ac.uk for further information.

How to apply

PhD programmes have a number of start dates throughout the year and applications are welcomed at any time. Please complete and submit an application form using the links above.

2016-17 PhD Fees

UK/EU Full-time UK/EU Part-time Overseas Full-time
£5,060 £2,530 £24,450

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