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Surgery and Interventional Science, MPhil/PhD

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #8 (QS) London, United Kingdom | London, United Kingdom
The Surgery and Interventional Science programme from University College London (UCL) provides a unique environment where surgeons, engineers, biomaterial specialists and basic scientists from a wide range of backgrounds come together to carry out world-leading research in areas aligned to surgery, interventional sciences and regenerative medicine.
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The Division of Surgery & Interventional Science has three research departments:

  • Materials and Tissue - has a long tradition in the development and evaluation of new materials in first-in-man studies
  • Nanotechnology - the application of the modern principles of nanotechnology to surgery and regenerative medicine
  • Tissue and Energy - the development of highly targeted, sensing and energy based surgical interventions to diagnose and cure disease

The Surgery and Interventional Science programme is offered by University College London (UCL).


Medically qualified graduates have successful careers as consultants or in clinical academic posts, non-medical graduates pursue careers in industry, academia and in the healthcare industry including elite sport, physical activity promotion, and biomedical industries.


With the breadth of research activity and internationally leading expertise available within the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science we aim to enhance our students' experience through offering the finest environment for personal and academic development. We have excellent facilities ranging from nanotechnology laboratories to stem cell facilities, GLP laboratories, custom joint design and manufacture, gait analysis and computer modelling facilities within the division. With the breadth of experience gained the majority of our graduates have successful careers in industry, academia and in the healthcare industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas
  • Nanotechnology and regenerative medicine
  • Orthopaedics and musculoskeletal science
  • Tissue engineering of musculoskeletal tissues
  • Tissue engineering of tumours - tumoroids. 
  • Sports science
  • Surgery
  • Urology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • MPhil/PhD are required to have an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering/science subject or a medical degree (MBBS), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Overseas: £12,960 (PT)

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Details of subject-specific funding opportunities can be obtained from the Divisional Senior Teaching Administrator.

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