The UCL Division of Medicine offers a broad range of basic and translational research training opportunities under the supervision of academics who are world experts in their fields. Collaborative interactions between scientists, clinicians and healthcare industries at national and international levels provide our students with excellent networking and potential future career opportunities.
Modes and duration
The minimum registration for MD(Res) study is 2 years whether full-time or part-time.
Tuition fees (2018/19)
- £5,060 (FT) £2,530 (PT)
- £23,540 (FT) £11,760 (PT)
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 Current Students website.
Applicants must have been awarded the University of London MBBS, or a registered primary qualification in Medicine and be eligible for full registration or hold limited registration with the General Medical Council (GMC). Applicants are normally hospital clinicians undertaking research associated with their employment.
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.
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Medicine is a multidisciplinary division combining excellent facilities with world-leading scientific and clinical expertise directed towards better understanding and treatment of human disease. Students will benefit from a training environment that fosters collaboration across the interface between basic science, clinical practice within our associated hospitals, and the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
The biomedical disciplines represented within the research departments and institutes of the division of medicine include:
- Amyloidosis and acute phase proteins
- Cardiovascular biology
- Clinical pharmacology
- Clinical physiology
- Connective tissue biology
- Diabetes and endocrinology
- Drug design
- Gastroenterology and nutrition
- Intensive care medicine
- Medical imaging
- Molecular cell biology
- Molecular medicine
- Nuclear medicine
- Obesity research
- Respiratory research
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Recent graduates have taken up clinical, academic, and scientific advisory positions in the public and private sectors, nationally and internationally.
Alumni have progressed to positions in leadership in many areas including academia, the health services and industry.
The division runs several seminar programmes that attract high-profile national and international external speakers. There is an annual careers event for students, which includes alumni, industry, healthcare and scientific publishing representatives. In addition, academics in the division have numerous national and international collaborative links with academic and commercial organisations. Together these provide students with broad opportunities for networking and career development.
Why study this degree at UCL?
Medicine is a multidisciplinary division within the UCL School of Life & Medical Sciences. A fundamental aim of the division is to train and inspire the next generation of leading scientists and clinicians.
Our students are provided with an excellent educational experience and unrivalled opportunities for interdisciplinary research, networking, career development and employment across the biomedical and healthcare sectors.
Department: Division of Medicine
Student / staff numbers
› 411 staff
Staff/student numbers information correct as of 1 August 2017.
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Division of Medicine
80% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
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.