Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


About Us

Learn about our Department's core values and history, see what it's like to work or study here, find current vacancies and contact us.
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History of the department

The department has a distinguished history, dating from 1896, when the first X-ray device began operating at the nearby Middlesex Hospital.

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Departmental Committees

We have a number of committees which gives our staff a voice and the ability to input on all aspects of the department

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Learn about EDI in this Department, including our Athena SWAN award and Female Futures initiative

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Work with us


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  • The 2021 Research Excellence Framework rated Engineering Science as 97% of 4* ("world-leading") or 3* ("internationally excellent") research, that's a 30% improvement from REF 2014.
  • UCL was ranked the second university in the UK for research power
  • UCL is consistently ranked within the top 10 universities around the world by QS World University Rankings, and in the top 20 by THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings.


Meet the Faculty

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The Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering is part of UCL Engineering, an exciting UCL faculty comprising 10 cutting-edge departments.  Visit the UCL Engineering website to find out more