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Medical Physics and Bioengineering MPhil

Medical Physics and Bioengineering MPhil

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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Biomedical Engineering Bioengineering Medical Physics

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Course Summary

Research areas covers Biomedical optics; Biomedical Ultrasound; Computing, digital image processing; Continence and skin technology; Functional electrical stimulation; Implanted devices; Laser and endoscopic surgery; Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy; Medical imaging including 3D graphics; Neurophysiology including electrical impedance tomography; Physiological sensing; Radiation physics. As a multi-disciplinary subject at the interface of physics, engineering, life sciences and computer science, our postgraduate students have a diverse range of options upon graduation. Many choose to continue in academia through the subsequent award of a PhD studentship or a postdoctoral research post, either at UCL or another university. Another common career route is employment in industry where newly-acquired skills are applied to science and engineering projects within multi-national medical device companies, or alternatively, within small-scale start-up enterprises. A substantial number of graduates also enter the NHS or private healthcare sector to work as a clinical scientist or engineer upon completion of further clinical training.

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3 years

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Entry requirements

Applicants need 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.

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