About the Department

Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at UCL


Welcome to UCL's Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, one of the largest medical physics departments in the UK. We have exceptionally close links with major teaching hospitals, as well as excellent academic research.

Ours is a joint department with Medical Physics in the UCLH NHS Trust, and so our staff work side-by-side with hospital physicists, clinical doctors and other health professionals. This close liaison with clinical colleagues in this exciting field enriches our research and teaching.

Our academic research rating is a top level 5, which means that we have an internationally leading reputation in medical physics and biomedical engineering research.

In 2004, we moved into a new building on the main UCL campus, which was purpose-built for us. Our research and teaching is now mainly concentrated on the one site, which helps our students to experience life in an active department.