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Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine MSc

Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine are rapidly expanding fields with the potential to revolutionise modern medicine. This cross-disciplinary programme provides students with a robust scientific understanding in these fields, combined with a "hands-on" practical and translational focus.

Key Information

Modes and duration

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

Programme start date

September 2016

Tuition Fees (2016/17)

£13,370 (FT)
£25,140 (FT)

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 5 October 2015
Close: 29 July 2016
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 2016/17 entry can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.

Entry Requirements

This is a competitive MSc course requiring 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. Research experience will also be taken into account.

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

This programme will equip students with a critical understanding of:

  • how nanotechnology can be harnessed for the improved detection and treatment of disease
  • the use of stem cells in medicine
  • tissue engineering strategies for tissue regeneration
  • improving biomaterials for directing cell behaviour
  • the regulatory, ethical and commercial hurdles for the translation of these emerging technologies

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 (attendance at the other module is possible but will not be assessed)
  • Stem Cells in Medicine and their Applications in Surgery
  • Translation of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine


All students undertake an extensive laboratory-based (90 credits) research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words and an individual viva voce.

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 (where available) 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 completion 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 competencies 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 throughout the programme. Research output in terms of publishing papers and presenting at conferences is also promoted.

Recent career destinations include:

  • PhD or MEdicine at UCL, Imperial College London and Universities of Oxford and Cambridge
  • Clinical PhD training programmes
  • NHS hospitals in the UK
  • EU and overseas hospitals and research facilities


Graduates of the programme gain the transferable laboratory, critical and soft skills (science communication) necessary to pursue a scientific or clinical research career in the fields of Nanomedicine and Regenerative Medicine.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Based within a world-leading medical research environment (Division of Surgery and Interventional Science) ensures that this MSc retains a clinical focus and addresses real medicine needs. Students learn about the route of translation from research ideas into actual products which can benefit patients.

An in-depth laboratory-based research project is an integral component of the programme, whereby an expert and supportive environment allows students to investigate cutting-edge projects and thereby open up opportunities for further research and publications.

Students are embedded within the vibrant research community to the Faculty of Medical Sciences, which provides students (through research seminars, symposia and eminent guest lecturers) outstanding networking opportunities within the research, clinical and translational science communities.

Student / staff ratios › 152 staff › 266 taught students › 141 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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
29 July 2016

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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