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Contact details

Dr Gavin Jell

Email: g.jell@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7794 0500 ext 35303

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£12,250 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£23,000 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Key facts

Research Assessment Rating

Surgery: 75% Cancer, 70% other Hospital-based subjects rated 4* or 3*
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine MSc

The new fields of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine are expanding at a rapid pace. This MSc programme provides graduate students with a robust scientific understanding in these fields and aims to equip them with the research and transferable tools necessary for a career in this exciting cross-discipline.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

Students gain a robust understanding of the scientific basis of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine, alongside the ability to identify translational applications. They develop key clinical and research skills such as management of data, analysis and statistics and molecular and cellular laboratory techniques.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The Division of Surgery and Interventional Science is part of one of the most prestigious medical schools in Europe, with a team of nearly 400 people, from surgeons and oncologists to clinical trials specialists and researchers. Our aim is to understand the causes of human disease and develop innovative therapies and technology to improve quality of life.

The Division, reaching across four London campuses (Royal Free, Bloomsbury, Whittington, and Stanmore) brings together four major research departments; Sports Exercise and Health, Surgical Research, Urology, and the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science. Within these departments are world-class research centres.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year (flexible up to 4 years part-time)

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), and a research project (90 credits).

Core Modules

  • Nanotechnology in Medicine
  • Applied Tissue Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Research Methodologies
  • Practical Bio-Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Translation of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


All students undertake an extensive laboratory-based research project in translational research which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words and an individual viva.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, group discussions, practical sessions, and demonstrations. Assessment is through presentations, problem-solving workshops, written practical reports, coursework, unseen written examinations and the dissertation.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a science/engineering subject or a medical degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The programme is designed to be accessible to students from a large number of disciplines, ranging from medicine and biology to physics, chemistry and engineering. The in-depth laboratory based research project opens up opportunities for further research and possible publications.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


Graduates of the programme gain the transferable laboratory, critical and synthetic skills necessary to pursue a scientific research career in the combined fields of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

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