Undergraduate teaching


We offer a three-year BSc in Physics with Medical Physics and a more in-depth four-year MSci in Medical Physics. Both offer a range of modules which will give you a thorough grounding in physics and increasing specialisation in medical physics. You will work on a major project with one of the department’s research groups.

We also offer degree programmes in Biomedical Engineering, including a 3-year BEng and a 4-year MEng. Both are part of the Faculty of Engineering Science's Integrated Engineering Programme and include core engineering modules which emphasise interdisciplinarity and practical problem solving as well as advanced specialised modules from biomedical engineering. Both programmes include a significant research project.

Medical students may choose an Intercalated BSc in Medical Physics. This is a one year full-time programme for medical students who have completed (or are about to complete) Phase I of their MBBS.

Natural Sciences at UCL allows you to select a medical physics stream.

We also contribute to undergraduate teaching in other departments.

For more information, see our modules, our Medical Physics Handbook or Biomedical Engineering Handbook , and information for prospective students. We offer an annual prize for our most outstanding undergraduate student. Eventually, you'll want a career.

MSc teaching


Our MSc in Physics & Engineering in Medicine (PEM)  brings together streams in Radiation Physics (RP) and Biomedical Engineering & Medical Imaging (BEMI). 

The Medical Image Computing stream provides a rigorous background in medical imaging coupled with state-of-the-art medical image analysis for diagnosis and therapy. MSc students select their stream in the induction week of their MSc programme.

We also run an award winning new distance-learning MSc degree, which is equivalent to the Radiation Physics stream of the MSc in Physics and Engineering in Medicine. To find out more, please contact the distance learning team at pg-medphys@ucl.ac.uk.

We host an annual Departmental Careers event and offer advice on careers.

PhD teaching

Our PhD programmes involve 3/4 years (or more for part-time students) of original research supervised by a senior member of the department. Candidates for the PhD programme must already possess a first or higher degree. At any one time, the Department typically has around 60-80 PhD students. Find out more by contacting the head of one of our Research Groups. We offer specialised doctoral training programmes in areas such as Medical and Biomedical Imaging and Physics of Cancer Therapy.