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Surgery and Interventional Science MPhil/PhD

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, Interventional Sciences and Regenerative Medicine.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 5 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

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.

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

  • 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.

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.

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)

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 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

Degree reviews

Staff review

"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 Ahmed

Subject: Urology MSc, Surgery and Interventional Sciences MSc, Surgery and Interventional Science MPhil/PhD

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.

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