Medical Physics and Bioengineering MRes
The Medical Physics and Bioengineering MRes provides structured training in this diverse and multi-disciplinary field and students may subsequently progress to an MPhil/PhD as part of a Doctoral Training Programme.
Mode of study
- Full-time 1 year
- Part-time 2 years
- UK/EU Full-time: £TBC
- UK/EU Part-time: £TBC
- Overseas Full-time: £TBC
- Overseas Part-time: £TBC
- All applicants: 1 August 2014
More details in Application section.
What will I learn?
The programme covers all forms of ionising and non-ionising radiation commonly used in medicine and applies it to the areas of imaging and treatment. The programme involves Master's level modules chosen from a wide range offered by the department and a research project. Good performance in the MRes will lead to entry into the 2nd year of the Doctoral Training Programme where the research project is continued.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The department is one of the largest medical physics and bioengineering departments in Europe, with links to a large number of active teaching hospitals. We have arguably the widest range of research of any similar department, and work closely with other world-leading institutions.
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 undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of four optional modules and a research project.
All students undertake a research project.
Teaching and Learning
Further details available on subject website:
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
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.
Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements
English language proficiency level: Standard
How to apply
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.
The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.
Who can apply?
The programme is suitable either for students wishing to study for a stand-alone MRes in Medical Physics & Bioengineering or for students planning progression to a Doctoral Training Programme.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Medical Physics and Bioengineering at graduate level
- why you want to study Medical Physics and Bioengineering at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Our graduates typically find work in academia, the NHS, and in industry
Ms Mohini Nair
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"The contacts I made through UCL Medical Physics & Bioengineering, in which I studied, provided numerous opportunities for career progression. I chose to follow a career in industry, but remaining in academia or working in healthcare were also very plausible options."
Dr Ben Price
Applied Physicist, Nikon Metrology, 2011
"UCL in itself, with its amazingly diversified biomedical research, is an endless source of ideal collaborators, most of which are world leading. There are by far more interesting projects than there is time to be able to carry them out."
Dr Alessandro Olivo
Professor of Applied Physics