UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences


Innovative Masters for Biologists and Life Scientists

The UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences offers a number of ways for scientists from across the world to expand their career opportunities through their skills in exciting growth areas. We offer 11 Masters Programmes relevant to those interested in biology & life sciences, providing a wide choice for those looking to further their careers in science.


Leadership in Science

At UCL, we are at the very forefront of medical science discovery and innovation – the design, development and clinical application of novel biomedical technologies and therapeutic interventions is at the heart of our research mission. One of the many reasons UCL is Number 1 for Medicine in London and Number 1 in Europe for Medical Technology

We are constantly striving for innovative approaches to treatment that reduces the need for burdensome, invasive surgery. Treatment that is highly effective, yet targeted to the individual patient’s healthcare needs. Treatment that goes beyond the boundaries of conventional wisdom and rests at the cutting-edge of human ingenuity.

As a world leader in medical and biomedical research we are able to see first-hand the directions in which medicine and science are moving and where patient and industry needs are growing. This knowledge ensures that we are producing and teaching some of the most innovative masters in science courses for professionals across the world. Additionally, our cutting-edge research expertise ensures that the latest techniques are taught using the most advanced equipment. Finally, we offer innovative master's courses led by world-leading experts, providing a truly research-based learning experience delivered by some of the greatest minds in science and medicine today.

Masters in Science

The MSc in Precision Medicine will equip you with state-of-the-art knowledge relating to the mechanistic understanding of disease and technologies that detect, diagnose and specifically treat causal factors of disease. Click here to find out more.

Our Science Masters Degree Options at a glance

The MSc in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition provides a comprehensive overview of nutrition in modern clinical practice and the application of evidence-based nutritional support across the community. Click here to find out more.

The MSc in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition provides a sound programme in human nutrition covering practical approaches, research methods and nutrition in the general population and in disease states. Click here to find out more.

The MSc/MRes in Human Tissue Repair, taught by leading scientists and clinicians, will provide an integrated approach to human tissue repair focusing on inflammation, immunotherapy and transplantation science. Click here to find out more.

The MSc/MRes in Clinical Drug Development is a state of the art programme that uses new technologies which allow us to make predictions (quantitative research) to increase the efficacy, safety and improve success rates of new drugs. Click here to find out more.

The MSc/MRes in Drug Design focuses on the changes brought to traditional drug discovery post-genomics. Students will investigate the approaches and methods of modern drug design and discovery, particularly how to manage the diversity and wealth of the emerging knowledge in this area. Click here to find out more.

The MSc in Advanced Biomedical Imaging will equip researchers with detailed knowledge of the advanced imaging techniques, which provide new insights into cellular, molecular and functional processes.  Click here to find out more.

The MSc in Cancer programme reflects the depth and breadth of research expertise within the UCL Cancer Institute. The programme, taught by research scientists and academic clinicians, will provide students with an in-depth look at the biology behind the disease processes which lead to cancer.  Click here to find out more.

The MSc in Infection & Immunity covers current issues in the biology of infectious agents, the epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention & control of infectious diseases and immunity & immune dysfunction. Click here to find out more.

The MSc in Musculoskeletal Science covers a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal topics, including basic science and clinical aspects. It aims to give students, in a multidisciplinary setting, a holistic view of musculoskeletal science, orthopedic bioengineering and medicine, and provides an in-depth knowledge of specific areas appropriate to each student's individual interests.  Click here to find out more.

The MSc in Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine is a cross-disciplinary programme that provides students with a robust scientific understanding of these rapidly expanding fields with a “hands-on” practical and translational focus.  Click here to find out more.

If you would like to discuss further how a Masters in Science from the UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences could take you to the next step in your clinical or scientific career, please contact fms.education@ucl.ac.uk to arrange a one-to-one virtual meeting with a Programme Director today.