Urology MSc

Options: PG Diploma

The Urology MSc at UCL offers a clinical theory, science and research-orientated programme of teaching which aims to give an understanding of the scientific basis of the specialty, the importance of laboratory research, and the use of research methods and how to apply them.

Mode of study

  • Flexible 2-4 years

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £12,900
  • Overseas Full-time: £24,500

Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.

Application date

  • All applicants: 1 August 2014

More details in Application section.

What will I learn?

Students on the programme learn the scientific basis of clinical urology, the importance and nature of research methods used to acquire fundamental knowledge of the subject, research skills which enable scientists to carry out basic research, critical evaluation of scientific literature, and theoretical clinical urology to FRCS(Urol) standard.

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 the quality of life of the people around us.

The Medical School has highly rated basic science expertise within its academic and clinical departments, and students on the Urology MSc programme benefit from a world-class research environment.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, flexible study 1-5 years) is offered.

Core Modules

  • Basic Science in Urology (Embryology, Anatomy, Physiology)
  • Research Methodology and Statistics in Urology
  • Urological Oncology
  • BPH and Bladder Dysfunction
  • Gynaecological Aspects of Urology
  • Urological Imaging and Calculi
  • Emergency and Paediatric Urology
  • Andrology and UTI


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


All MSc students complete a research project, which is ideally carried out in UCL/UCLH with a UCL supervisor but may be undertaken in the students' local working environment (subject to approval).

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, small group work, presentations and study seminars. Assessment is through formal presentation, oral examination, unseen written examination (MCQ), viva voce examination and the research 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 UK medical degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, MRCS, or equivalent is required. Some clinical experience in Urology is also desirable.

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 1 August 2014.

Who can apply?

The programme will be particularly suitable for trainees from the UK or overseas who wish to obtain a higher degree in Urology but do not have the time or the opportunity to undertake a project suitable for an MD (Res) thesis.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Urology at graduate level
  • why you want to study Urology 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.


First destinations of recent graduates of the programme include:

  • Ayr Hospital: Urologist
  • Ahmadu Bello University: Consultant Urologist
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital: Doctor
  • Scunthorpe General Hospital: Urologist
  • Churchill Hospital: Specialist Registrar
  • Exeter NHS: Associate Specialist
  • Royal College of Surgeons: FRCS Urology

Top career destinations for this programme

  • Eastbourne District General Hospital, Doctor, 2009
  • Islamic University, Consultant, 2010
  • North Middleson Hospital, Urological Registrar, 2010
  • University Hospital Leicester, SPR, 2010
  • Southampton NHS Trust, Urological Registrar, 2011

Next steps


Programme Administrator

Ms Julie Kingsbury

T: +44 (0)20 7679 6479


Division of Surgery & Interventional Science

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