Modes and duration
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 5 years
Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
- £21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)
MPhil/PhD are required to have an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering/science subject or 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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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
- Nanotechnology and regenerative medicine: targeted cell delivery; cell-material interactions; tissue engineering; nanomedicine; biomaterials; biosensors; nanoscale surface structuring
- Orthopaedics and musculoskeletal science: osteoporosis; bone tumour biology; joint replacement; tissue engineering; biomedical engineering; imaging and materials science; performance/rehabilitation; peripheral nerve and spinal injury
- Sports science: the extreme environment, surgical optimisation, orthopaedic outcomes, hip deformity, and human health and performance
- Surgery: cancer surgery; tissue engineering; reconstructive surgery; transplantation; vascular surgery; surgical implants
- Urology: interventional oncology; surgical and patient-related outcomes; molecular and stem cell biology; new medical device development.
Details of subject-specific funding opportunities can be obtained from the Divisional Senior Teaching Administrator.
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.
- UK, EU, Overseas students
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
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.
Top career destinations for this degree
- Consultant/Senior Lecturer, Southampton NHS Trust (2010)
- Specialist Registrar, Brighton University Hospital (2010)
- Professor, Tehran University (2011)
- Consultant, Ealing Hospital (2011)
- SPR, Warwick NHS (2011)
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.
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 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.
The division offers a unique environment of interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research between surgeons, basic 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
"Our research group is looking at diagnosing and treating prostate cancer better. The group is composed of urology surgeons, radiologists, histopathologists, computer scientists, clinical trialists, epidemiologists, health economists and patients. This wide-ranging skill set means we can approach the problem from all angles and deliver research which is relevant to the NHS and the patients being looked after within it. Our research has already changed practice, in that men are now commonly offered an MRI scan before they have a prostate biopsy to diagnose prostate cancer. Our research has also led to improvements in treatment so that many more men now have access to minimally invasive therapies rather than traditional treatments which can carry lots of side-effects. I am able to work at the interface between looking after patients with traditional methods whilst at the same time push the envelope towards newer methods which I then use in clinic myself. There is no better feeling."
Mr Hashim AhmedUrology MSc, Surgery and Interventional Sciences MSc, Surgery and Interventional Science MPhil/PhD
MRC Clinician Scientist and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Urology
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.
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now