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 medphys.pgr@ucl.ac.uk

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

If you are not from the EEA or Switzerland and are planning to study in the areas of Science, Engineering and Technology, you may need to apply for clearance under ATAS. You should apply for ATAS at least a month in advance of your student visa application as the processing time for ATAS can be as long as 20 working days.You can find further information on the application process for ATAS here.

Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging

Our Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Integrated Imaging in Healthcare 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.