Research course

Medical Imaging

UCL - University College London · Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or another closely related discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Knowledge and expertise gained in the workplace may also be considered, where appropriate.

Months of entry


Course content

In partnership with our NIHR Biomedical Research Centres & Unit, PhD projects will be strongly multi-disciplinary, bridging the gap between engineering, clinical sciences and industry. Over 100 non-clinical and clinical scientists across UCL will partner to co-supervise a new type of individual, ready to transform healthcare and build the future UK industry in this area.

UCL has significant activity in medical and biomedical imaging ans several centres of excellence in their own right, which form part of the newly formed ImagingSciences@UCL. UCL currently holds over 40% of the EPSRC funding portfolio in medical imaging, more than any other university.

Department specialisms

Our methodological research portfolio is focussed around six major themes, covering the development of the imaging instruments, image acquisition, reconstruction, analysis and computational modeling, and the creation of complex systems combining hardware and software for image-guided surgery and therapy. The six themes are: Imaging Devices Image Acquisition Image Reconstruction Image Analysis Computational Modelling Interventional Systems Our four clinical research programmes are: Cardiovascular Imaging Neuroimaging Cancer Imaging Image Analysis Infection and Inflammation Imaging

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months


full time
48 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Ms Mohini Nair
+44 (0)20 7679 0253