Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


Applying for doctoral studies at UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Learn more about entry requirements and how to apply for a PhD in our Department.

The department accepts applications from both self-funded applicants and those searching for scholarships. In all cases, our entry requirements below must be met in order for your application to be considered by the board.

Apply for Medical Physics and Bioengineering MPhil/PhD 

Apply for Medical Imaging MRes + MPhil/PhD

Course Entry Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • You have achieved (or are predicted) a first class or upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent international qualifications or experience). An MSc is also preferred, though not essential. 

  • An academic background relevant to your intended field of study within the Department. For some students, this background is centred within the Physical Sciences (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics); for others, it includes medicine and biology. We would be happy to discuss this requirement with you. 

  • Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English by UCL. Further details can be found on the following UCL web page 
    If you meet these requirements you can apply through one of the approved routes as outlined below. 

We accept students who wish to self-fund or have secured their own sponsorship. We advise that all applicants approach an academic member of staff directly who conduct research in their field of interest with a research proposal and getting their support before making an application. 

Scholarships for 2022

The department offer an array of funded opportunities throughout the academic year for PhD positions.  

Students may wish to apply for the upcoming GRS/ORS/CSC scholarships. Details of these can be found at the following links. 

Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS)   
Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS)  
UCL-China Scholarships Research Scholarships (CSC)  
Please submit your application by Friday 14th January 2022  via the UCL application portal under the programme title: Research Degree: Medical Physics (RRDMPHSING01).

Please ensure you have identified a supervisor to support your application and proposed project (students must only apply for one project, not multiple). Confirmation of your supporting supervisor and intent to apply for one of the scholarships above must be stated in your application. The additional supporting documents detailed within the links above must also be submitted to medphys.pgr@ucl.ac.uk by Friday 14th January 2022 . Please submit these documents with the subject line: ORS/GRS/CSC Application 2022/23. We will make an offer on Portico to those who are shortlisted. Applicants should be available on Friday 21st January 2022 in case they are called for interview.

Please note that we will only respond to applicants who have been successfully shortlisted.  

Named Projects & Funded Studentships

We regularly offer studentships for named projects secured by an academic member of staff that are currently recruiting in the department. Please refer to the named project advert for details on how to apply directly. 

You'll find our funded PhD studentships advertised on our Working With Us page under current vacancies, as well as on our Twitter. Follow us or check back on our website regularly to see new openings.

We also encourage applicants to look at the vacancies advertised on our Centre for Doctoral Training in i4health website.