UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Physics and Engineering in Medicine (Biomedical Engineering and Medical Imaging)

This programme pathway is designed for students with a developing interest in the engineering aspects of technology that are applied in modern medicine. Students gain an understanding of bioengineering principles and practices that are used in hospitals, industries and research laboratories through lectures, problem-solving sessions, a research project and collaborative work.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd class UK Honours degree in physics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or another closely related discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Workplace knowledge and expertise are also considered. Applicants with a lower than 2nd Class degree may be invited for a short online interview with programme tutors as part of their application process.

Course modules

Core modules: imaging with ionising radiation; clinical practice; magnetic resonance imaging and optics; medical electronics and control; viva module. Options: aspects of biomedical engineering; optics in medicine; computing in medicine; medical devices and applications.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, practicals, assignments and a research project. Lecturers are drawn from UCL and from London teaching hospitals including UCLH, St. Bartholomew's, and the Royal Free Hospital. Assessment is through supervised examination, coursework, the dissertation and an oral examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,090 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,725 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 11,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Course Director
Telephone number: 
020 7679 0253