The Medical Physics and Bioengineering MRes provides structured training in this diverse and multi-disciplinary field and students may subsequently progress to an MPhil/PhD as part of a Doctoral Training Programme.
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 Master's level modules chosen from a wide range offered by the department and a research project. Good performance in the MRes will lead to entry into the 2nd year of the Doctoral Training Programme where the research project is continued.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of four optional modules and a research project.
- Core Modules There are no core modules for this programme.
- Options Students choose four optional modules from the following: Ionising Radiation Physics: Interactions and Dosimetry Medical Imaging Clinical Practice Treatment with Ionising Radiation Medical Electronics and Control Bioengineering Optics in Medicine Computing in Medicine Medical Devices and Applications Foundations and Anatomy and Scientific Computing Image Processing Computational Modelling in Biomedical Imaging Programming Foundations for Medical Image Analysis Information Processing in Medical Imaging Image-Directed Analysis and Therapy
- Dissertation/report All students undertake a research project.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships .
Our graduates typically find work in academia, the NHS, and in industry
Why study this degree at UCL?
The department is one of the largest medical physics and bioengineering departments in Europe, with links to a large number of active teaching hospitals. We have arguably the widest range of research of any similar department, and work closely with other world-leading institutions.
Students on the programme will form part of an interactive network of researchers across many disciplines and will benefit from the strengths of UCL in the healthcare field.
Student / staff ratios › 144 staff including 110 postdocs › 107 taught students › 135 research students
Application and next steps
- Applications 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.
- Who can apply? The programme is suitable either for students wishing to study for a stand-alone MRes in Medical Physics & Bioengineering or for students planning progression to a Doctoral Training Programme.
What are we looking for? When we assess your application we would like to learn: - why you want to study Medical Physics and Bioengineering at graduate level - why you want to study Medical Physics and Bioengineering 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.