Medical Sciences and Engineering MSci

London, Bloomsbury
Medical Sciences and Engineering MSci (2022)

This unique degree provides knowledge of human physiology and disease together with engineering and problem-solving skills. Learn to combine innovation and technology with translation towards patient care, and explore your interests in depth with a substantial research project in the final year. Graduates are well-equipped to work in the biomedical and healthcare industries in areas such as pharmaceuticals, designing artificial and regenerative tissues, robotic surgeries and improved prosthetics.

UK students International students
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
4 academic years
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£9,250
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£29,400
Programme starts
September 2023
Application deadline
25 Jan 2023
UCAS course code
HA11

Entry requirements

Grades
AAB
Subjects
Mathematics, Biology at grade AA and either Physics or Chemistry at grade B required.
GCSEs
English Language and Mathematics at grade B or 6.

Contextual offer information

Grades
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Subjects
BB in Mathematics and Biology, and C in Physics or Chemistry
GCSEs
English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5.
Points
36
Subjects
A total of 17 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5, including a score of 6 in both Mathematics and Biology and either Physics or Chemistry with a minimum score of 5. For Mathematics, the programme will accept either 'Analysis and Approaches' or 'Applications and Interpretation' at higher level.

Contextual offer

Points
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Subjects
A total of 15 points in three higher level subjects to include Mathematics, Biology and either Physics or Chemistry, with no higher level score below 5. For Mathematics, the programme will accept either 'Analysis and Approaches' or 'Applications and Interpretation' at higher level.

UK applicants qualifications

For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:

Equivalent qualification

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Pass in Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, all from Level 3 units. Please note, where subject specific requirements are stipulated at A level we may review your Access to HE syllabus to ensure you meet the subject specific requirements prior to a final decision being communicated.

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A levels at grades AAB including Mathematics and Biology at grade AA and either Physics or Chemistry at grade B.

A,A,B at Advanced Highers (or A,A at Advanced Higher and B,B,B at Higher), including Mathematics and Biology at A,A Advanced Higher and either Physics or Chemistry at Advanced Higher or Higher.

D3,D3,M1 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects, including Mathematics and Biology at D3 and either Physics or Chemistry at M1.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

International applications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

Access and widening participation

UCL is committed to widening access to higher education. If you are eligible for Access UCL you do not need to do anything in addition to the standard UCAS application. Your application will be automatically flagged when we receive it.

English language requirements

The English language level for this programme is: Good

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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. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Course overview

This degree combines engineering and medical sciences and is composed of eight compulsory modules in year one and eight in year two.

In year three, students can choose to direct their degree along either a medical sciences or engineering stream. There will be two compulsory modules: a Research Project and Professional Clinical Practice.

You will have the opportunity to experience UCL's cutting-edge research laboratories, as well as state-of-the-art hospital facilities.

MSci students will be able to carry out a research project in medical sciences and/or engineering in their third year, as well as a larger research project in their final year, alongside further optional modules.

See detailed reviews of each module from current students.

What this course will give you

You will benefit from innovative teaching methods underpinned by world-leading research activity in medical science and engineering across UCL. UCL is ranked top 10 in the world for Life and Medical Sciences (QS 2021).

In the third year, you will choose between medical sciences or engineering stream options, taking modules within these themes. You will engage with scientists, clinicians and engineers across UCL's Bloomsbury, Royal Free and Stanmore campuses and their associated hospitals in world-class facilities.

You will develop entrepreneurial skills and learn how research can be translated into clinical practice. You will also learn about commercialisation within the medical technology industry.

By completing the additional MSci year, you will further specialise in your chosen stream and undertake a larger research project.

Teaching and learning

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Upon successful completion of 480 credits, you will be awarded a MSci (Hons) in Medical Sciences and Engineering.

Modules

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. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

Full-time

This degree is comprised of eight compulsory modules in both years one and two, which are split equally between engineering and medical science. Topics include human physiology and a background across engineering disciplines.

In year three, you will personalise your education, with compulsory modules for professional clinical practice and a research project, and optional modules within streams of medical sciences and engineering disciplines.

You will have the opportunity to experience UCL's cutting-edge research laboratories, as well as state-of-the-art hospital facilities.

You will develop skills in information evaluation, integration, and its application to healthcare. You will also be able to conduct a research project in your final year in a medical science and engineering area.

Your learning

Formal learning will include lectures and tutorials, practical laboratory classes, case-based discussions, workshops and research projects (group and individual).

Assessment

A range of methods of assessment will be used across the programme, including: written coursework, project reports, laboratory reports, presentations (both individual and group) and unseen examinations (designed to test knowledge and understanding of both medical sciences and engineering).

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

London and across the UK - Open day

UCAS Fairs and Events

UCL will be attending the UCAS fairs and events for 2022 in London and across the UK and we look forward to meeting you at one of these events.

Online - Open day

Undergraduate Virtual Open Days

Our virtual Open Days are an opportunity for students to learn about all our programmes of study and book onto live interactive sessions. The sessions will give you a unique opportunity to speak with admissions and academic staff and interact with current students. Our virtual site will go live on Monday 16 May where you can book onto sessions.

The foundation of your career

Our multidisciplinary graduates can think broadly to create new solutions to global challenges which meets the needs of healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

Graduates have pursued postgraduate studies, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and careers in the corporate sector.

Employability

Graduates will be equipped to deliver world-class biomedical engineering and regenerative medicine solutions in clinical, commercial, regulatory and research environments. They will have the skills to move into the expanding global medical technologies and regenerative medicine sectors as product specialists, researchers, designers and regulatory advisors. Graduates can also pursue further academic study or careers in other sectors.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £9,250
Tuition fees (2022/23) £29,400

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2022/23 academic year. The UK fees shown are for the first year of the programme at UCL only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase. The Overseas fees shown are the fees that will be charged to 2022/23 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below.

Full details of UCL's tuition fees, tuition fee policy and potential increases to fees can be found on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/funding-your-studies.

Additional costs

The core textbooks for all modules are available in UCL Libraries (including the Royal Free library), and journal articles in your reading lists are available to download electronically. Some students may wish to purchase their own textbooks or print course documents, for which we suggest allowing £200 per year. In addition, students will be required to pay for their own travel costs to placements or project locations, depending upon he project/placement they choose.

A guide including rough estimates for these and other living expenses is included on the UCL Fees and funding pages. If you are concerned by potential additional costs for books, equipment, etc., please get in touch with the relevant departmental contact (details given on this page).

Funding your studies

Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.

Scholarships

The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.

Next steps

How to apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Selection

For further information on UCL's selection process see: How we assess your application.

We are happy to defer your entry for one year, provided that you have made definite plans for that year (such as working in a relevant field to gain experience or broadening your horizons through travel).

We enthusiastically welcome students applying from overseas.

We will use your predicted or achieved academic qualifications, your personal statement and your reference to decide whether to offer you a place.

This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021