Medicine MD(Res)

The division offers a broad range of basic and translational research training opportunities under the supervision of academics who are world experts in their fields. Collaborative interactions between scientists, clinicians and healthcare industries at national and international levels provide our students with excellent networking and potential future career opportunities.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 2 years
  • Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
£21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)

Application deadlines

Entry Requirements

A first or an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a university or educational institution of university rank, or a recognised taught Master’s degree.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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The division of medicine comprises of six research departments and institutes whose research aims to understand the basis of disease, and to develop better diagnostics and treatment for diseases. Each research department and institute comprises a number of specialist centres, each with a particular research focus.

Research areas

The biomedical disciplines represented within the research departments and institutes of the division of medicine include:
  • Amyloidosis and Acute Phase Proteins
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Biology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Clinical Physiology
  • Connective Tissue Biology
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Drug Design
  • Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Hepatology
  • Inflammation
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Medical Imaging
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obesity Research
  • Radiochemistry
  • Respiratory Research
  • Rheumatology


Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Jean Ginsburg Scholarship

£2,500 (1 year)
UK, EU, Overseas students
Based on financial need

SLMS Student Conference Fund

UK, EU, Overseas students

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website


Recent graduates have taken up clinical, academic, and scientific advisory positions in the public and private sectors, nationally and internationally.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Cardiology Specialist Registrar, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Switzerland (2011)
  • Consultant Metabolic Paediatrician, Royal Alexandra Childrens Hospital, Australia (2011)
  • Consultant Rheumatologist, Hammersmith Hospital (2012)
  • Gastrointestinal Specialist, Ministry of Defence, United Arab Emirates (2012)
  • Physician, Royal Brompton and NHS Trust (2012)


UCL has an impressive graduate employment rate with approximately 90% of alumni in employment or further study six months after graduating (HESA, 2010). In addition to the immediate career prospects, alumni have progressed to positions in leadership in many areas including academia, the health services and industry.


The division runs several seminar programmes that attract high-profile national and international external speakers. There is an annual careers event for students, which includes alumni, industry, healthcare and scientific publishing representatives. In addition, academics in the division have numerous national and international collaborative links with academic and commercial organisations. Together these provide students with broad opportunities for networking and career development.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Medicine is a multi-disciplinary division within the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences, combining excellent facilities with world-leading scientific and clinical expertise directed towards a better understanding and treatment of human disease. A fundemental aim of the division it to train and inspire the next generation of leading scientists and clinicians.

Students benefit from training in an environment which fosters collaboration across the interface between basic science and clinical practice within our associated hospitals, and utilises our extensive connections with the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Together, these provide our students with an excellent educational experience and unrivalled opportunities for interdisciplinary research, networking, career development and employment across the biomedical and healthcare sectors.

Student / staff ratios › 289 staff › 74 taught students › 191 research students

Department: Division of Medicine

Application and next steps


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.

Application deadlines

For more information see our Applications page.

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