Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


MSc/PG Dip in Physics & Engineering in Medicine

MSc Campus Tutor: Dr Martin Fry
MSc by Distance Learning Tutor: Mr Billy Dennis

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The aim of our MSc programme is to provide a theoretical and practical knowledge base for those with an interest in developing an inter-disciplinary approach to science and engineering applied to healthcare, with particular emphasis on those seeking careers as medical physicists or biomedical engineers in hospital, industry or university employment sectors.

Masters students can tailor their studies to one of three specialised streams:

  • Radiation Physics (RP)*
  • Biomedical Engineering and Medical Imaging (BEMI)
  • Medical Image Computing (MIC)

*Accredited by the UK Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). Available for both campus and distance-learning deliveries.


Distance Learning

The MSc by Distance Learning won UCL teaching awards in 2013 and 2014 and is the only distance learning medical physics course in the UK accredited by IPEM. The course was launched in Autumn 2011, produced its first graduates in 2014, currently has 8 graduates and 25 students completing their multi-year studies. The programme is completely flexible to suit personal circumstances and is normally completed over 3-4 years, with a fifth year available as contingency. More information can be found here.

Why study with us?

The MSc Research Project provides an opportunity to conduct research supervised by the department’s world leading academics. The Research Excellence Framework in 2014 rated the department’s research as 95% 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’) and UCL was the top-rated university in the UK for research strength. Students will be joining the largest group of biomedical engineers in the UK.

Learn more about the scope of the department's research, and browse case studies, here.

Programme Structure

Masters students can tailor their studies to one of three specialised streams. Module selection depends on the stream being studied and the desired career path.

Radiation Physics
(IPEM Accredited)
Biomedical Engineering
& Medical Imaging
Medical Image Computing

x2 Options

x1 Option

What our students say...
Taster Lectures
Virtual Open Day April 2017
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