Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


Medical Physics Undergraduate Programmes

Discover where a undergraduate degree in Medical Physics could take you!

Medical physicists apply fundamental physical principles to improve human health. We are behind many of the lifesaving procedures and imaging carried out by modern medics, informing diagnosis, treatment, and the maintenance of health.

With a research focus on medical imaging, physiological monitoring and the development of implanted devices, our field offers the excitement of discovery and the reward of contributing to human well-being. From the simple finger pulse oximeter to the intricate magnetic resonance imaging scanner or complex linear accelerator for radiotherapy. None of these devices would have been developed without medical physics.

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Discover our programmes



UCAS code

BSc Physics with Medical Physics3 yearsF351
MSci Medical Physics 4 yearsF350


Our undergraduate programmes offer an outstanding education in the thriving field of science and engineering. You will gain a strong foundation in core physics as well as specialist knowledge of how physics is applied to medicine which will prepare you for a wide variety of careers inside and outside medical physics, including those in healthcare, scientific research and industry.

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Pippa, MSci Graduate class of 2022

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"I have so many fond memories of the last four years of my studies. I met so many inspirational people at UCL, both students and staff, and I really grew as a person as a result of studying in the Medical Physics Department. I am sad to see my studies come to an end, but I’ll always have the memories and know that I can count on the friends I’ve met along the way."

Our Community

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By choosing to study with us, you will become part of the Medical Physics community and the MPBE department. You will learn about and contribute to our state-of-the-art research, benefit from our many active collaborations with clinicians and scientists in nearby teaching hospitals, and will join many networking and social activities with other students and staff. You will learn from experts in their field from two very strong departments, in different scenarios (from very large to very intimate classes) and with a variety of students that will give you a rich and extensive range of learning and networking opportunities that can well place you within the Worlds of Physics and Medical Physics. 

Student Ambassadors

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Deciding where to study is a big step and we understand the importance of hearing from current students at your shortlisted universities. You can chat directly to any of our Student Ambassadors on Unibuddy about their experience studying at UCL!

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Visiting us

Campus Tours

UCL is pleased to offer guided and self-guided tours of the campus by current UCL students. The tours are primarily for prospective students and their family members and normally last approximately an hour and a half. The dates of upcoming tours are available at guided tours website.

Virtual Tours

If you are unable to visit in person, you can take a virtual tour of UCL instead. You'll be able to look inside lecture theatres, laboratories, the Library, Fitness Centre, the Bloomsbury Theatre and the Students' Union. Virtual tours of our Student Houses and Halls of Residence are also available. A list of Student Houses and Halls of Residence detailing prices and locations can be found on the UCL accommodation webpage.

UCL Open Day

The UCL Open day is a chance to see the whole college, attend talks by the admissions tutors and come into the department for a tour and some hands on activities in our laboratory. Full details are available on the UCL Open Day website.

UCAS Offer Holder Visit Days

Successful applicants will be invited to attend a UCAS Offer Holder Visit Day, where you will meet members of staff and current students and will be taken on a tour of the department and the campus. You can view pictures from our 2022 UG Offer Holder Day here!

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