The Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering MRes provides structured training in this diverse and multidisciplinary field. Students may subsequently progress to an MPhil/PhD as part of a Doctoral Training Programme.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2019/20)
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A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
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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About this degree
The programme covers all forms of ionising and non-ionising radiation commonly used in medicine and applies it to the areas of imaging and treatment. The programme involves Master's-level modules chosen from a wide range offered by the department, and a research project. Good performance in the MRes will lead to entry into the second year of the Doctoral Training Programme where the research project is continued.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of four optional modules (15 credits each) and a research project (120 credits).
- There are no core modules for this programme.
Students choose four optional modules from the following:
- Ionising Radiation Physics: Interactions and Dosimetry
- Medical Imaging
- Clinical Practice
- Treatment with Ionising Radiation
- Medical Electronics and Control
- Optics in Medicine
- Computing in Medicine
- Medical Devices and Applications
- Foundations and Anatomy and Scientific Computing
- Image Processing
- Computational Modelling in Biomedical Imaging
- Programming Foundations for Medical Image Analysis
- Information Processing in Medical Imaging
- Image-Directed Analysis and Therapy
All students undertake a research project.
Teaching and learning
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 graduates typically work in academia, clinical science and the NHS, and in industry.
This programme gives students a good grounding in basic research training in a focused topic. Graduates will be ideally suited to enter PhD programmes in a variety of subject areas or enter professions requiring a postgraduate Master's qualification.
Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering is one of the largest medical physics and bioengineering departments in Europe, with links to a large number of active teaching hospitals. We have arguably the widest range of research of any similar department, and work closely with other world-leading institutions.
Join an interactive network of researchers across many disciplines and benefit from the strengths of UCL in the healthcare field.
Department: Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering
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.
Who can apply?
The programme is suitable either for students wishing to study for a standalone MRes in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering or for those planning progression to a Doctoral Training Programme.
- All applicants
- 26 July 2019
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at graduate level
- why you want to study Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.