UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Physics and Engineering in Medicine (Medical Image Computing)

Medical image computing is an exciting and rapidly growing field concerned with applying advanced computing techniques to obtain and analyse medical images and better understand, diagnose, and treat human diseases. It is a critical aspect of medical imaging - a field that continues to revolutionise modern medicine and healthcare.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a physical or applied mathematical science subject, such as physics, engineering, computer science, or applied mathematics. Candidates with other backgrounds may apply and are considered on individual merit, but successful candidates must have studied mathematics and physics at least to A-level standard (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of basic concepts in computing.

Course modules

Core modules: medical imaging (ionising); magnetic resonance imaging and biomedical optics; ultrasound in medicine; clinical practice; programming foundations of medical image analysis; information processing for medical imaging; image processing. Options: Students choose one of the following: computer-assisted and therapy; computational modelling for biomedical imaging.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on practical sessions, hospital visits, and an research project. Lecturers are drawn from UCL and from London teaching hospitals including UCL, St. Bartholomew's, and the Royal Free Hospital. Assessment is through examinations, coursework assignments, and the project dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 23,020 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Variable September 2016 - 5 years
PgDip Variable September 2016 - 5 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 years

Campus details

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

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