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 student 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


We offer two MSc degrees.  Our new MSc in Physics & Engineering in Medicine (PEM)  brings together the existing MSc degrees (Radiation Physics (RP) and Biomedical Engineering & Medical Imaging (BEMI)). Within the new MSc the two well-established streams (RP and BEMI) still exist but a further degree of choice has been added allowing the candidate to choose other options if they so wish.

The MSc in Medical Image Computing is an interdisciplinary course which draws provides a rigorous background in medical imaging coupled with state-of-the-art medical image analysis for diagnosis and therapy. It aims to equip students with skills necessary to participate effectively in a research, industrial or healthcare environment.

In 2011 we launched a new distance-learning MSc degree, which is equivalent to MSc in Physics and Engineering in Medicine. To receive further announcements about our distance learning degrees when available, please send us an expression of interest at distance-enquiries@medphys.ucl.ac.uk.

We host a 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.