Taught degree

Medical Physics and Bioengineering MRes

The Medical Physics and Bioengineering MRes provides structured training in this diverse and multi-disciplinary field and students may subsequently progress to an MPhil/PhD as part of a Doctoral Training Programme.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)


Application deadlines

All applicants:
1 August 2015

Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

English language requirement: Standard

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.

International equivalencies

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

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Degree Information

The programme covers all forms of ionising and non-ionising radiation commonly used in medicine and applies it to the areas of imaging and treatment. The programme involves Master's level modules chosen from a wide range offered by the department and a research project. Good performance in the MRes will lead to entry into the 2nd year of the Doctoral Training Programme where the research project is continued.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of four optional modules and a research project.

Core Modules

  • There are no core modules for this programme.


  • Computational Modelling in Biomedical Imaging
  • Computing in Medicine
  • Optics in Medicine
  • Bioengineering
  • Medical Electronics and Control
  • Treatment with Ionising Radiation
  • Clinical Practice
  • Medical Imaging
  • Ionising Radiation Physics: Interactions and Dosimetry
  • Students choose <b>four</b> optional modules from the following:
  • Image-Directed Analysis and Therapy
  • Information Processing in Medical Imaging
  • Programming Foundations for Medical Image Analysis
  • Image Processing
  • Foundations and Anatomy and Scientific Computing
  • Medical Devices and Applications


All students undertake a research project.

Teaching and Learning


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Our graduates typically find work in academia, the NHS, and in industry

Why study this degree at UCL?

The department is one of the largest medical physics and bioengineering departments in Europe, with links to a large number of active teaching hospitals. We have arguably the widest range of research of any similar department, and work closely with other world-leading institutions.

Students on the programme will form part of an interactive network of researchers across many disciplines and will benefit from the strengths of UCL in the healthcare field.

Student / staff ratios › 15 staff › 60 taught students › 110 research students

Department: Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering

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.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable either for students wishing to study for a stand-alone MRes in Medical Physics & Bioengineering or for students planning progression to a Doctoral Training Programme.

Application deadlines

All applicants

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:
  • why you want to study Medical Physics and Bioengineering at graduate level
  • why you want to study Medical Physics and Bioengineering at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


  • Register interest in your chosen subjects
  • Receive notice of graduate open days, events and more
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