The Division of Surgery & Intervention provides a unique environment where surgeons, engineers and basic scientists from a wide range of backgrounds come together to carry out world-leading translational research in areas aligned to surgery, interventional sciences, and regenerative medicine.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2018/19)
- £5,060 (FT) £2,530 (PT)
- £23,540 (FT) £11,760 (PT)
Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.
MD(Res) students are required to have a medical degree (MBBS), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
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.
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 Surgery and Interventional Science has three research departments:
Materials and Tissue - Has a long tradition in the development and evaluation of new materials in first-in-man studies
Nanotechnology - The application of the modern principles of nanotechnology to surgery and regenerative medicine
Tissue and Energy - The development of highly targeted, sensing and energy based surgical interventions to diagnose and cure disease
- Development of stent grafts
- Development of tissue engineered liver equivalents
- Research into vascular haemodynamic
- Blunt colon cancer cell motility and invasion by blocking IGF receptor
- Nerve conduit engineering and its application in nerve repair
- Targeting colorectal cancers with quantum dots coated with nanomaterials
- Interactions between heamoxygenase and nitric oxide synthase in liver ischemic preconditioning.
Research Department of Tissue and Energy
- The role of plexin B1 mutations in prostate cancer
- Prostate cancer stem cells
Research Department for Materials and Tissue Research Department for Tissue & Energy
- Development of 3D engineered tumours - Tumouroids
- Tendon bone healing using porous structures
- Mesenchymal stem cells in implant osteointegration
- Advanced composites of plastic compressed collagen and phosphate based glasses for tissue engineering
- Engineering of third generation scaffolds
- Preventing bone loss following spinal cord injury with combined mechanical stimulation and circulatory augmentation: providing new insights into the mechanisms of disuse osteoporosis
- Using novel Raman spectroscopic approaches for the non-invasive investigation of bone quality
- The pathogenesis of chordoma
- Osseointegration of porous tantalum implants coated with hydroxyapatite and MSCs
- Vascularisation of tissue-engineered skin
- Biomechanics of wheelchair propulsion/ influence of overuse syndrome
- Genetics of bone injuries
- Age-related changes
Details of subject-specific funding opportunities can be obtained from the Divisional Teaching Administrator.
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Graduates often take up consultant/clinical academic posts or become specialist registrars with NTNs in trauma and orthopaedics, plastic surgery, urology, sports exercise medicine, transplantation surgery, general surgery, colorectal surgery and other specialist surgical fields. They go on to pursue academic surgical careers in science, elite sport, physical activity promotion, and biomedical industries.
With the breadth of research activity and internationally leading expertise available within the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science we aim to enhance our students' experience – through offering the finest environment for personal and academic development. We have excellent facilities ranging from nanotechnology laboratories to stem cell facilities, GLP laboratories, custom joint design and manufacture, gait analysis and computer modelling facilities within the division. The majority of our MD(Res) graduates obtain national training numbers (NTNs) in their specialised field of interest.
The division offers a unique environment of interdisciplinary and cross- disciplinary research between surgeons, basic scientists, materials scientists, engineers, mathematical modellers, physiotherapists, nurse practitioners and interaction with other allied health professionals working within the surgical environment is actively encouraged.
Why study this degree at UCL?
With the breadth of research activity and internationally leading expertise available within the Division of Surgery and Intervential Science, we aim to enhance our student experience - through offering the finest environment for personal and academic development. We have excellent facilities ranging from nanotechnology laborotories to stem cell facilities, GLP laboratories, custom joint design and manufacture, gait analysis and computer modelling facilities within the division.
The division offers a unique environment of interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research between surgeons, basic scientists, materials scientists, engineers, mathematical modellers, physiotherapists, nurse practitioners and other allied health professionals working within the surgical environment.
Department: Division of Surgery & Interventional Science
Student / staff numbers
› 75 staff
Staff/student numbers information correct as of 1 August 2017.
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Division of Surgery & Interventional Science
80%: Clinical Medicine subjects; 95%: General Engineering subjects rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
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.
Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.
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