Ph. D. On Campus

Medical Imaging

University College London (UCL)

360 months
25960 GBP/year
5690 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Medical Imaging degree from University College London (UCL) aims to train future leaders in AI-powered medical imaging innovations. 


From undertaking next-generation medical imaging research, development and enterprise, to producing intelligent, radical healthcare innovations focused on either imaging or imaging-enabled systems, this group of researchers are working to transform healthcare and medicine. The Medical Imaging programme is offered by University College London (UCL).

In partnership with our NIHR Biomedical Research Centres and 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.

The MRes year consists of compulsory units and transferable skills (135 credits) and further optional modules (45 credits). The MRes project is a compulsory element and often (but not necessarily) forms the basis for PhD research. Students will be provided with a list of available projects before enrolment which will be subject to a selection process.

Advanced electives are available to all students in years two and three (MPhil and PhD) and are designed to enhance learning and skills. Students are registered for the MPhil degree from year two and transfer to PhD status.


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. 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.

Programme Structure

Research areas:
  • Imaging Devices
  • Image Reconstruction
  • Image Analysis
  • Computational Modelling
  • Interventional Systems
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Data Science and Health Informatics
  • Robotics and Sensing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Cancer Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Infection and Inflammation Imaging
  • Neuroimaging
  • Ophthalmology Imaging
  • Paediatric Imaging
  • Perinatal Imaging

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 360 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25960 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25960 GBP per year during 360 months.
  • National

    5690 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 360 months.


  • UK: £2,845
  • International: £13,280

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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