Research course

Surgery and Interventional Science

UCL - University College London · Division of Surgery and Interventional Science

Entry requirements

MPhil/PhD are required to have an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering/science subject or a medical degree (MBBS), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

The Division of Surgery & Interventional Science provides a unique environment where surgeons, engineers, biomaterial specialists and basic scientists from a wide range of backgrounds come together to carry out world-leading research in areas aligned to surgery, interventional sciences and regenerative medicine.

The Division of Surgery & Interventional Science has three research departments:

Materials and Tissue - has a long tradition in the development and evaluation of new materials in first-in-man studies

Nanotechnology - the application of the modern principles of nanotechnology to surgery and regenerative medicine

Tissue and Energy - the development of highly targeted, sensing and energy based surgical interventions to diagnose and cure disease

Department specialisms

Nanotechnology and regenerative medicine: targeted cell delivery; cell-material interactions; tissue engineering; nanomedicine; biomaterials; biosensors; nanoscale surface structuring Orthopaedics and musculoskeletal science: osteoporosis; bone tumour biology; joint replacement; tissue engineering; biomedical engineering; imaging and materials science; performance/rehabilitation; peripheral nerve and spinal injury Tissue engineering of musculoskeletal tissues Tissue engineering of tumours - tumoroids. These have been developed to tetdrug efficacy against established and novel therapeutics. Sports science: the extreme environment, surgical optimisation, orthopaedic outcomes, hip deformity, and human health and performance Surgery: cancer surgery; tissue engineering; reconstructive surgery; transplantation; vascular surgery; surgical implants Urology: interventional oncology; surgical and patient-related outcomes; molecular and stem cell biology; new medical device development.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September.

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