Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering



Our undergraduate students are taught in small, intimate classes by the leading experts in their field, many of whom have active collaborations with clinicians and scientists in nearby teaching hospitals.

When you study on a Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering degree, you’ll learn from world-leading practitioners and gain the experience and skills needed to address real-world healthcare challenges using the practical application of engineering principles, design concepts and technology. Discover where a undergraduate degree from UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering could take you!

Undergraduate Degree Programmes



UCAS code

BEng Biomedical Engineering3 yearsHC60
MEng Biomedical Engineering4 yearsH160
BSc Physics with Medical Physics3 yearsF351
MSci Medical Physics 4 yearsF350
iBSc Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (Intercalated)1 year 


Which should you choose?

Medical Physics or Biomedical Engineering?

There is little overlap between our undergraduate programmes in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. The focus of each programme is on the foundation subject: physics or engineering respectively. 

Our Medical Physics degrees are built on a strong foundation of physics and mathematics in the first two years, expanding into the application of physics methods and concepts to medicine and medical technologies in years 3 and 4. 

Researcher in the lab

Biomedical Engineering is a growing field that applies engineering technology to medical problems. The course is built on a multi-disciplinary engineering foundation (often Mechanical and Electrical). 

Students working in the lab

Watch Prof Karin Shmueli, our iBSc Tutor, explain the difference between our undergraduate programmes.

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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!

photo of students walking outside of Malet Place Engineering Building