Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine MSc

The new fields of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine are expanding at a rapid pace. This MSc programme provides graduate students with a robust scientific understanding in these fields and aims to equip them with the research and transferable tools necessary for a career in this exciting cross-discipline.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Flexible: up to 5 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

£12,980 (FT)
£24,410 (FT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
31 August 2015
Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.
Fees note: Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. The tuition fee schedule for 2015/16 entry can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a science/engineering subject or a medical degree, 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.

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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Degree Information

Students gain a robust understanding of the scientific basis of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine, alongside the ability to identify translational applications. They develop key clinical and research skills such as management of data, analysis and statistics and molecular and cellular laboratory techniques.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of five core modules (75 credits), one optional module (15 credits) and a research project (90 credits).

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) is offered. The programme consists of two core modules (30 credits) and two optional modules (30 credits).

Core Modules

  • Nanotechnology in Medicine
  • Applied Tissue Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Research Methodologies
  • Practical Bio-Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine


  • Choose one of the following options:
  • Translation of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Applied Stem Cells


All students undertake an extensive laboratory-based research project in translational research which culminates in a dissertation of 13,000 words and an individual viva.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, group discussions, practical sessions, and demonstrations. Assessment is through presentations, problem-solving workshops, written practical reports, coursework, unseen written examinations and the dissertation.

Further information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine MSc


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.


Student career options and progression during and following the copletion of the degree are considered to be of the utmost importance. Personal tutors will offer individual advice and seminars are arranged on a variety of career competences including CV writing, writing research proposals and positive personal presentation.

Networking with world leading scientists, new biotechnology CEO's and clinicians is encouraged and enabled thoughout the course. Research output in terms of publishing papers and presenting at conferences is also promoted.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Clinical Fellow Plastic Surgery, Mid Essex NHS Trust (2011)
  • Research Fellow, UCL (2011)


Graduates of the programme gain the transferable laboratory, critical and synthetic skills necessary to pursue a scientific research career in the combined fields of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The Division of Surgery and Interventional Science is part of one of the most prestigious medical schools in Europe, with a team of nearly 400 people, from surgeons and oncologists to clinical trials specialists and researchers. Our aim is to understand the causes of human disease and develop innovative therapies and technology to improve quality of life.

The Division, reaching across four London campuses (Royal Free, Bloomsbury, Whittington, and Stanmore) brings together four major research departments; Sports Exercise and Health, Surgical Research, Urology, and the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science. Within these departments are world-class research centres.

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

Department: Division of Surgery & Interventional Science

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 designed to be accessible to students from a large number of disciplines, ranging from medicine and biology to physics, chemistry and engineering. The in-depth laboratory based research project opens up opportunities for further research and possible publications.

Application deadlines

All applicants
31 August 2015

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 Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this 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.


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