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

Doctoral Training Programmes

Our Doctoral Training Programme in Medical Physics
and Biomedical Engineering
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 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 along with 2 references.

2016-17 PhD Fees

UK/EU Full-time UK/EU Part-time Overseas Full-time Overseas Part-time
£4,770 £2,385 £22,180 £11,090

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