The MRes in Medical Physics and Bioengineering is a research focused Masters degree, covering various aspects of physics and engineering in medicine.
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Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2021/22)
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A minimum of an upper-second class UK Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in physics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or other closely related discipline. Workplace knowledge and expertise are also considered. Applicants with a lower than upper-second class degree may be invited for a short online interview with programme tutors as part of their application process.
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
UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses
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.
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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 a wide range of modules offered by the department as well as a research project.
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).
Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MRes in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.
Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.
- MRes Research Project
Students choose a minimum of three optional modules from the following:
- Research Software Engineering with Python
- Medical Imaging in Ionising Radiation
- Clinical Practice
- Radiotherapy Physics
- Medical Electronics and Control
- Machine Learning in Medical Imaging
- Biomedical Ultrasound
- Computing in Medicine
- MRI in Biomedical Optics
- Applications of Biomedical Engineering
- Image Processing in Medical Imaging
- Computer Assisted Surgery and Therapy
- Programming Foundations for Medical Image Analysis
- Medical Electronics and Neural Engineering
- Ionising Radiation Physics: Interactions and Dosimetry
- Physiological Monitoring
Students can choose a maximum of one optional module relating to their research project from anywhere in UCL.
- Further information about these modules is available on the department website.
All students undertake a research project.
Teaching and learning
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Our graduates typically progress to work within academia, securing PhD positions upon completion. They also go on to work in clinical science, the NHS and in industry.
This programme gives students a good grounding in research skills training, focused on a specific 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 a well-established specialised department, with links to a number of active teaching hospitals. We produce a wide range of top-rated research and work closely with other world-leading institutions. The Research Excellence Framework in 2014 rated the department’s research as 95% 4* ("world-leading") or 3* ("internationally excellent") and UCL was the top-rated university in the UK for research strength.
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.
This programme requires two references. Further information regarding references can be found in our How to apply section.
Who can apply?
This 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
- 31 May 2021
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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.
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