Department profile

Faculty of Medical Sciences

University College London (UCL)
2020/21 edition

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About Faculty of Medical Sciences

About Faculty of Medical Sciences

In a world that’s changing, you can change the world. Study on a medical sciences postgraduate programme – from medicine to dentistry, surgery to biomedical science – and you’ll be ready to make your mark.

UCL Medical Sciences is home to innovators, disruptors and thinkers. We’re looking for students who won’t accept the status quo, who want to change the world. UCL Medical Sciences: it’s life-changing.

World-leading research

A top-ranked university with world-changing research and a progressive approach to academia, we’re a research powerhouse. UCL is rated as the top UK university by research strength (REF 2014). UCL Clinical Medicine is rated first in the UK for research power, with 80% of our submissions rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).

Why study a Masters in Medical Sciences at UCL?

The world is changing. From COVID-19 to cancer, UCL Medical Sciences is at the forefront of fighting the world’s biggest health problems. We’ve changed the NICE guidelines for prostate cancer diagnosis, developed a new radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer patients, created a bio-artificial liver and have numerous COVID-19 studies underway. We don’t just talk about change, we’re making it.

There are lots of ways to learn, and our students are hands-on in world-class facilities, from virtual reality to 3D bio-printing. And we’re extremely proud of connections with top partner hospitals and institutions, such as UCLH, The Royal Free, The Eastman Dental Hospital and the Francis Crick Institute.


Science can save the world, and we’ve never needed experts in medical science more than we do right now. We prepare graduates to go out and make their mark. From academia, to the NHS, clinical trials companies to pharmaceuticals, and even the financial sector, our graduates move into a range of careers to match their passion. Many of our programmes are mapped onto the training required for specific professions.

Scholarships and funding

The Faculty offers a variety of funding opportunities for students and researchers who are able to demonstrate intellectual and scientific skills of the highest order, such as the UCL IMPACT and Grand Challenges studentships. There are also a number of PhD programmes that attract external funding. Bursaries are available for some taught programmes.

English language support

The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education offers full and part-time English for Academic Purposes, and foundation courses for international students.


You don’t need to be concerned about finding a place to live, as UCL can offer accommodation and advice. UCL Student Accommodation's aim is to provide good accommodation in a friendly environment at affordable prices.

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020 7679 3000
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