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.

Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 year
  • Flexible up to 4 years

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £12,600
  • Overseas Full-time: £23,700

Application date

  • All applicants: 22 August 2014

More details in Application section.

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.

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:

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.

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.

International equivalencies

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 22 August 2014.

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.

Top career destinations for this programme

  • Mid Essex NHS Trust, Clinical Fellow Plastic Surgery, 2011
  • UCL, Research Fellow, 2011

Next steps


Dr Gavin Jell

T: +44 (0)20 7794 0500 ext. 35303


Division of Surgery & Interventional Science

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