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Surgery and Interventional Science MD(Res)

The Division of Surgery provides a unique environment where surgeons and basic scientists from a wide range of backgrounds come together to carry out world leading research in areas aligned to Surgery, Intervential Sciences, and Regenerative Medicine.

Key Information

Modes and duration

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

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
Overseas:
£21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) 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.

Entry Requirements

MD(Res) students are required to have a medical degree (MBBS), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

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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Overview

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

Research areas

  • Development of stent graft for AAA
  • Development of tissue engineering liver
  • Research into vascular haemodynamic
  • Blunt colon cancer cell motility and invasion by blocking IGF receptor
  • Nerve guide 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 for Tissue & 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
  • Tendon bone healing using porous structures
  • Mensenchymal 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 hydroxiapatite and MSCs
  • Vascularisation of tissue-engineered skin
  • Biomechanics of wheelchair propulsion/ influence of overuse syndrome
  • Genetics of bone injuries
  • Age-related changes

Funding

Details of subject-specific funding opportunities can be obtained from the Divisional Senior Teaching Administrator.

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

Graduates often take up consultant/clinical academic posts or become specialist registrars, and pursue careers in science, elite sport, physical activity promotion, and biomedical industries.

Employability

With the breadth of research activity and internationally leading expertise available within the Division of Surgery and Interventional 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 laboratories to stem cell facilities, GLP laboratories, custom joint design and manufacture, gait analysis and computer modelling facilities within the division.

Networking

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 which 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.

Student / staff ratios › 140 staff › 228 taught students › 91 research students

Department: Division of Surgery & Interventional Science

Application and next steps

Applications

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.

Who can apply?

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) 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.

For more information see our Applications page.

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