Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


Postgraduate research

The PhD programme involves 3–4 years (more for part time students) of original research supervised by a senior member of the department

Research themes of the department are:

  • Biomedical optics
  • Continence and skin technology
  • Functional electrical stimulation and implanted devices
  • Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy
  • Medical image computing including 3D graphics
  • Neurophysiology including electrical impedance tomography.
  • Radiation physics including analysis, detection and imaging
  • Development and application of innovative x-ray imaging methods
  • Medical Devices
  • Ultrasound Imaging
  • Photoacoustic Imaging
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Wearable Electronics
  • Mobile Phone Diagnostics

For further information about PhD study please see contact phd-enquiries@medphys.ucl.ac.uk.

Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging

Our Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Medical Imaging provides research training in this diverse and multi-disciplinary field. The training will involve taught courses in the first year as part of an MRes programme followed by a research project for the remainder of the 4 year programme. 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.

Students entering the programme with a Masters degree in a relevant subject can enter the programme at the second year and do 3 years of research leading to a PhD.