Taught course

Physics and Engineering in Medicine: Medical Image Computing

UCL - University College London · Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper-second class UK Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in physics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or other closely related discipline. Workplace knowledge and expertise are also considered. Applicants with a lower than upper-second class degree may be invited for a short online interview with programme tutors as part of their application process. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Standard. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

Medical image computing is an exciting and rapidly growing field concerned with applying advanced computing techniques to obtain and analyse medical images and better understand, diagnose, and treat human diseases. It is a critical aspect of medical imaging - a field that continues to revolutionise modern medicine and healthcare.

UCL is widely recognised as an internationally leading academic and clinical centre for medical imaging and medical image computing, with some of the largest research activitiy in the world.

Much of the material in this programme is taught by leading experts in the field and students will be exposed to the latest technologies developed in their research. Students therefore have a unique opportunity to become familiar with state-of-the-art technologies for understanding, detecting, diagnosing, treating, and monitoring major diseases, such as cancer and dementia, as well as many exciting new clinical applications of medical imaging.

1 year; up to 5 years;

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
60 months


The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on practical sessions, hospital visits, and a research project. Lecturers are drawn from UCL and from London teaching hospitals including UCL, St. Bartholomew's, and the Royal Free Hospital. Assessment is through examinations, coursework assignments, and the project dissertation.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214