UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


Postgraduate Research

Join the next generation of academic surgeons with a research degree in surgery. You'll be part of a unique environment where surgeons, engineers, biomaterial specialists and basic scientists from a variety of backgrounds come together to carry out world-leading research in areas aligned to surgery, interventional sciences, and regenerative medicine.

You will have access to excellent facilities, including nanotechnology laboratories, stem cell facilities, GLP laboratories, custom joint design and manufacture, gait analysis, and computer modelling facilities within the division. Depending on your research project, you may have the opportunity to engage with cross-faculty collaborations and activities that provide access to an even wider range of resources. Enjoy a unique environment of interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research between surgeons, basic scientists, materials scientists, engineers, mathematical modellers, physiotherapists, nurse practitioners and other allied health professionals working within surgery.

The PhD programme

What our students say

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PhD support and resources

As a research student at the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, you will be well-supported and work in a high quality research training environment.

Induction pack

Starting out as a PhD student can be daunting. We have collected all the useful information you need to succeed into one single induction pack. It includes information on getting started at UCL, Thesis Committee guidance, upgrade guidelines and more.

File Induction Pack

Working with your supervisor

All PhD students enter an agreement with their supervisory team which details aspects of the project and supervision such as primary and subsidiary supervisors, details of how you report to your supervisor, planned Thesis Committee meetings, supervisor feedback on your work, financial arrangements and essential training to be completed, entered into the eLog.

File Contract proforma for new PGR students

UCL's doctoral school

All other information can be found through the UCL Doctoral School.