For students who have successfully completed their MBBS degree, or are scheduled to do so before beginning the MD(Res), this programme provides the opportunity to delve into a focused area of research and join a team of world-leading scientists and engineers.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2020/21)
Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website.
MD(Res) students are required to have a medical degree (MBBS), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are usually GMC-registered and employed within the NHS.
English language requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
Select your country:
- Biomedical optics
- Biomedical Ultrasound
- Computing, digital image processing
- Continence and skin technology
- Functional electrical stimulation
- Implanted devices
- Laser and endoscopic surgery
- Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy
- Medical imaging including 3D graphics
- Neurophysiology including electrical impedance tomography
- Physiological sensing
- Radiation physics
About this degree
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Our students have a diverse range of options upon graduation. Many choose to continue in academia through the subsequent award of a PhD studentship or a postdoctoral research post. Others progress to roles in industry, applying their newly-acquired skills to science and engineering projects within multi-national medical device companies, or alternatively, within small-scale start-up enterprises. A substantial number also enter the NHS or private healthcare sector to work as clinical scientists or engineers upon completion of further clinical training.
Postgraduate study within the department offers the chance to develop important skills and acquire new knowledge through involvement with a team of world-leading scientists and engineers. As well as developing key science and engineering knowledge, graduates learn project management, communication and team working skills which they are then able to apply to solving problems at the forefront of human endeavour. The department has a recognised track record for producing excellent graduates who go on to hold leading roles in universities, companies and hospitals around the world.
Our world-leading scientists and engineers are involved in national and international collaborations across clinical, industrial and academic sectors. Students are able to benefit extensively from their networks and contacts, working with external partners and showcasing their output to potential employers at international conferences, private industry events and clinical centres. The department also holds close working relationships with a number of charitable, research council and international organisations, for example, in new projects involving radiotherapy and infant optical brain imaging in Africa.
Why study this degree at UCL?
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.
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