Research course


UCL - University College London · Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in any area of the mathematical, physical, computer, engineering or life sciences from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. For students from the life science, some mathematics experience is necessary (e.g. a minimum of an 'A' grade for A Level mathematics). Progression to the PhD element depends on successfully passing the MRes programme in the first year.

Months of entry


Course content

Students are involved in a range of interdisciplinary research projects that involve collaborations between supervisors drawn from the UCL departments within the Faculties of Brain Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Population Health Sciences and Social and Historical Sciences. Each project has dual supervision, with one supervisor from the mathematical and physical sciences and the other from the life and medical sciences.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT)
International students
£21,530 (FT)

Studentships are available from CoMPLEX UCL, BBSRC, British Heart Foundation, EPSRC, MRC, Renishaw Plc., Child Health Research Appeal Trust, National Physical Laboratory, AstraZeneca, Annals of Human Genetics and the Sackler Institute. Doctoral Training Centre Studentships provide full funding for four years (for UK and limited EU places).

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Centre Administrator