UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences


Medical Technology and Diagnostics degrees

The Faculty of Medical Sciences offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in medical technology and diagnostics. Our BSc Medical Innovation and Enterprise integrates medicine and business. Our postgraduate degrees in medical technology include biomedical imaging, nanotechnology, precision medicine and rehabilitation engineering. UCL is ranked 7th for Clinical and Health in the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject.

Undergraduate Virtual Open Day

Join a Virtual Open Day to find out more about our programmes and get the chance to ask your questions in a live session. Book your place today.

Medical Innovation & Enterprise: Fri 26 April, 10am

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Our programmes

Join UCL's world-leading expertise in medicine, business, and medical technology. Our courses explore some of the most significant advances in biomedicine and healthcare aiming to revolutionise modern medicine. These interdisciplinary courses focus on the research, design and development of next generation technologies and their translational focus for diagnostics and treatment.

Medical Innovation and Enterprise, BSc

Learn to translate cutting-edge research into products and services that will transform the way we diagnose and treat disease.

Full-time, 3 years.

Medical Innovation and Enterprise, MSci

Become a medical scientist who is not only familiar with latest medical innovations but also knows how to translate them into commercial opportunities.

Full-time, 4 years.

Advanced Biomedical Imaging, MSc

Gain detailed knowledge of the imaging techniques that are shaping biomedical research and translational medicine around the world.

Full-time, 1 year.

Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MSc / PGCert

Gain core knowledge and understanding of the latest plastic and reconstructive surgical tehcniques on this unique and highly innovative MSc.

Full-time, 1 year. Part-time, 2 years. Flexible, max 5 years.

Cancer, MSc / PGDip / PGCert

Cancer MSc reflects the depth and breadth of research interests, from basic science to translational medicine.

Full-time, 1 year. 

Endodontology, MClinDent

Gain a broad and deep understanding of endodontology. Develop the skills to apply appropriate clinical strategies based on first principles.

Full-time, 2 years.

Endodontology, MClinDent (Advanced Training)

This programme is for those who want to specialise in endodontology. Training is mapped to the UK GDC-approved specialty training curriculum.

Full-time, 3 years.

Genetics and Multiomics in Medicine, MSc

This MSc offers you an unparalleled opportunity to specialise in this sought-after area of medical science.

Full-time, 1 year. Part-time, 2 years. 

Human Tissue Repair, MSc

Build specialist skills in human tissue repair after injury. Study an integrated mix of topics on inflammation, immunotherapy, and tissue engineering.

Full-time, 1 year. Part-time, 2 years.

Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine, MSc / PGCert

This MSc gives you a robust scientific understanding in nanotechnology and regenerative medicine, combined with a hands-on practical and translational focus.

Full-time, 1 year. Flexible, max. 5 years.

Precision Medicine, MSc

This MSc is an interdisciplinary course relating to the understanding of disease, and the technologies that detect, diagnose and treat them.

Full-time, 3 years. Part-time, 5 years.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technologies, MSc

This full-time MSc focuses on the design, development, and clinical application of novel rehabilitative and assistive technologies.

Full-time, 1 year. Part-time, 2 years. Flexible, max. 5 years.

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Why study Medical Technology and Diagnostics at UCL?

Medical advances are constantly changing the world, opening new opportunities to design treatments, improve detection and prevent illness. At UCL, you can learn from an interdisciplinary network, developing advanced knowledge in business, molecular profiling, medical imaging, and diagnostic testing. Find out more about studying medical technology influenced courses in London.

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Shared first year for flexibility

Most of the BSc courses in Medical Sciences have a shared first year. This gives you the flexibility to switch degrees if your interests change.

UCL graduate Ilaria at graduation

"It's an amazing university"

Human Tissue Repair graduate Ilaria wanted to come to UCL since she was a child. She has thrived in central London and says the course was a great opportunity.

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Shaping the future of robotics

Chinemelu Ezeh developed a smart wheelchair equipped with mobile robotic technology to assist users in different situations. He now leads a team at Oxbotica.

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Gain new skills, electronics to coding

Ashish studied the MSc in Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technologies, gaining a range of skills from electronics to coding on a range of platforms.

UCL graduate Joyann at graduation

Felt like I became a professional

Joyann says the lecturers on the MSc Advanced Biomedical Imaging gave her the motivation to complete the course and develop into a cardiac imaging specialist.

Lauren Mastrogiacomo

Access to great professors

MSc Human Tissue Repair student Lauren Mastrogiacomo found the facilities, research, and knowledge of the UCL lecturers to be 'amazing'.

Bursaries available

The UCL Division of Medicine is offering bursaries of £5,000 for select master's degrees including Advanced Biomedical Imaging, Genetics and Multiomics in Medicine, Human Tissue Repair and Precision Medicine.

Medicine Bursaries

UCL offers a Master's Bursary and Master's Scholarships worth up to £15,000 for those from lower income backgrounds to study a taught master's degree.

UCL Scholarships

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Our Medical Technology and Diagnostics courses are an excellent foundation for those looking to establish a career in biotech, pharma, national research laboratories or NHS agencies. Graduates are eligible for a wide range of UK and international career opportunities and are well-equipped for further studies such as a PhD at world-leading universities.

Depending which programme you choose, you will be able to pursue a career in the scientific or clinical research within the fields of nanomedicine, regenerative medicine, rehabilitation engineering or biomedical imaging. Within industry, our previous graduates went on to key positions in companies such as Siemens, Philips, GE Healthcare or GSK.

The MSc Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technologies provided me with the opportunity to submerge myself in a multi-disciplinary research and health care setting, using practical methods to study the topic.

Lectures and seminars were led by experts from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, including clinicians, academics and patients living with the studied condition, which was a great privilege.

The programme provided me with a strong foundation in conducting research in this field which eased the transition to my PhD studies.

Lydia Mardell

Lydia Mardell

Did you know?

  • UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging is one of the world’s most advanced imaging centres, with access to 11 state-of-the-art imaging technologies.

  • UCLH has one of the two Proton Beam Therapy departments in the UK which can treat up to 650 patients per year. 

  • We have one of the largest concentrations of biomedical scientist in Europe.

  • Among over 100 principal investigators are Fellows of the Royal Society, members of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and Senior Investigators of the National Institute for Health Research.

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Our research in Medical Technology and Diagnostics

As world leaders in medical and biomedical research, our research is led by some of the greatest scientific minds. Our cutting edge-technology help us to detect, diagnose and develop novel treatments, and develop new tissue engineering strategies for tissue regeneration and directing cell behaviour.

Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging

The Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging features a host of imaging modalities used to tackle some of the most complex biomedical problems today.

Breakthrough for rare, untreatable heart disease

Clinical researchers at UCL have pioneered new methods to more easily diagnose the often-fatal heart muscle disease ATTR amyloidosis.

Smartphones could monitor liver disease patients at home

A smartphone camera was able to detect changes in skin tone and eye colour that require patients to seek medical help, new research shows.

Our teaching leads

Dr Alun Coker

Dr Alun Coker

Professor Richard Day

Prof. Richard Day

Dr Mark Gaze

Dr Mark Gaze

Professor John Hartley

Prof. John Hartley

Professor Gavin Jell

Prof. Gavin Jell

Markella Ponticos

Prof. Markella Ponticos

Dr Horia Stanescu

Dr Horia Stanescu

Milica Vukmanovic-Stejic

Dr Milica Vukmanovic-Stejic

Dr Hubin Zhao

Dr Hubin Zhao

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