UCL Division of Medicine


Programme Structure

Applied Medical Sciences aims to offer a comprehensive education in the medical sciences. Students will cover the fundamentals of medical sciences in the first year, while further on through the degree they may choose to specialise in a particular pathway, or may choose a range of modules according to their interest.

Look at the tabs below for an overview of the course content. Please note this is a rough guide; modules are subject to change.

The Applied Medical Sciences programme is either a three year BSc or a four year MSci.


Year 1

The first year will be demanding and will cover the foundations of human biology and clinical medicine. The first year lays a foundation for human health and disease and starts to cover each human system in detail. Students will undergo learning in a tutorial based fashion of relatively small groups. Teaching of physiology, pharmacology and basic anatomy will be integrated as a whole within each system (e.g. cardiovascular system).

There are 7 compulsory modules in the first year, including a module of the student's own choice, which may for example be a language or another interest. Students must additionally select one of the two optional modules listed below

Module CodeModule TitleUnit valueCore Modules

Core Modules  
BAMS1001Foundations in Health and Disease0.5 
BAMS1002Cardiovascular & Respiratory Function in Health & Disease0.5
BAMS1003The Gut, Liver and Drug Metabolism0.5
BAMS1004Kidneys, Hormonal Control of Human Physiology, Fluid Balance and Nutrition0.5
BAMS1005Infection, Inflammation and Repair0.5
BAMS1006Data Interpretation and Evaluation of Science0.5
 Student Selected Component0.5
Optional Modules(select 1) 
BAMS1007Principles of Pathological Science0.5
BAMS1008Anatomy & Developmental Biology0.5


Year 2

Year 2 includes the Molecular Basis of Disease and Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, the rest of Year 2 will comprise many optional modules that enable students to forge their own path within the biomedical sciences.

There are four compulsory modules and four others must be completed from the list of optional modules.

Module CodeModule TitleUnit valueCore Modules

Core Modules  
BAMS2001Molecular Basis of Disease0.5
BAMS2002Statistics for Medical Scientists0.5 
BAMS2003Musculoskeletal and Nervous System0.5
BAMS2004Pharmacology and Drug Action0.5
Optional Modules(select 4) 
MSIN7013Innovation Management0.5
MPHY2001Physics of the Human body0.5
BAMS2005Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine0.5
BAMS2006Applied Medicine and Society0.5
BAMS2007Introduction to Clinical Trials 0.5
BAMS2008An Introduction to Applied Genomics0.5
BAMS2009Cancer Biology & Therapeutics0.5
 Other UCL content as appropriate0.5



To help guide our students there are four specific routes, containing complementary optional modules, starting in year 2:

Regenerative Medicine and Nanotechnology

Modules: Basics of Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine; Physics of the Human Body; and Cancer Biology


Modules: Infection; and An Introduction to Applied Genomics

Biomedical Engineer and Pharmocology

Modules: Innovation Management; and Applied Medicine and Society

Clinical Trials

Modules: Cancer Biology; Introduction to Clinical Trials; and Applied Medicine and Society

Year 3

Year 3 allows students to build modules around a solid applied medical science core and into a bespoke route.

There are three compulsory modules and four optional modules to complete. 

Module CodeModule TitleUnit ValueCore Modules

Core Modules  
BAMS3001Research Methods0.5
BAMS3002Professional Placement0.5
BAMS3003Research Project1.0
Optional Modules(select 3) 
BAMS3004Biomedical Entrepreneur0.5
BAMS3005Drug Design and Delivery0.5
BAMS3006?Introduction to Cancer Clinical Trials0.5
BAMS3007Neurogenetics and Neurodegenerative diseases0.5
BAMS3008Human Microbiome in Health and Disease0.5
BAMS3009Biomaterials and Biomechanics0.5
BAMS3011Stem Cell Therapies0.5
BAMS3013Infection: Patient to Pathology0.5
BAMS3014 Precision Cancer Medicine 0.5 
INIM3002 Immunology in Health & Disease 0.5 
INIM3003Infectious Agents 0.5  
INIM3004 Cellular Pathology 0.5  
INIM3005 Immunodeficiency & Therapeutics 0.5  
INIM3006Allergy, Autoimmunity & Transplantation 0.5  
INIM3007 Viruses & Disease 0.5  
INIM3008 Microbial Pathogenesis 0.5  
INIM3009 Neoplasia & its Treatment 0.5  
VIRL3001  Molecular Virology 0.5 


Year 4 MSci

Year 4 allows students to build modules around a Research Project.

There are two compulsory modules and four optional modules to complete. 

Module CodeModule TitleUnit ValueCore Modules

Core Modules  
MAMS4001Seminar Series0.5
MAMS4002Research Project1.5
Optional Modules(select 4) 
MAMS4003How to Design a Clinical Trial0.5
MAMS4004Applied Biomaterials0.5
MAMS4005Big Biology, Data Generation, Analysis and Output0.5
MAMS4006Pharmaceutics, Drug Disposition and Pharamcokinetics0.5
MAMS4007Advanced Molecular Diagnosis in Infectious Disease0.5
MAMS4008Clinical Orthopaedics0.5
MAMS4009Animal Models in Medical Science0.5


Term Dates 2017-18



First termMonday 25 September 2017 – Friday 15 December 2017
Second term Monday 8 January 2018 – Friday 23 March 2018
Third term Monday 23 April 2018 – Friday 8 June 2018

Bank Holidays

Monday 7 May 2018

Monday 28 May 2018