Surgery and Interventional Science

University College London (UCL)

Ph. D. On Campus
36 months
25900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

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.

Overseas: £12,960 (PT)


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

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Surgery and Interventional Science
University College London (UCL)


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