Taught course

Medical Sciences and Engineering

UCL Undergraduate · Division of Surgery and Interventional Science

Entry requirements


  • Grades: AAB (ABB for contextual offers)
  • 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. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs.

IB Diploma

  • Points: 36 (or 34 for contextual offers)
  • Subjects: A total of 17 points in three higher level subjects, including a score of 6 in both Mathematics and Biology and either Physics or Chemistry with a minimum score of 5.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique, cross-faculty degree will give you knowledge of human physiology and disease, with engineering and problem-solving skills. By learning how to combine innovation and technology with translation towards patient care, you will graduate with multi-disciplinary skills. You will be equipped to work in the biomedical and healthcare industries in areas such as pharmaceuticals, designing artificial and regenerative tissues, robotic surgeries and improved prosthetics.

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).

This degree is split equally between engineering and medical science and is composed of eight compulsory modules in year one and eight in year two.

In year three students are able to choose to direct their degree along either a medical sciences or engineering stream. There will be two compulsory modules; 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.

Fees and funding

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSci
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Darren Player