Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine are rapidly expanding fields with the potential to revolutionise modern medicine. This cross-disciplinary programme provides students with a robust scientific understanding in these fields, combined with a "hands-on" practical and translational focus.
A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a science/engineering subject or a medical degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Research experience will also be taken into account.
English language requirements
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
About this degree
This programme will equip students with a critical understanding of:
- how nanotechnology can be harnessed for the improved detection and treatment of disease
- the use of stem cells in medicine
- tissue engineering strategies for tissue regeneration
- improving biomaterials for directing cell behaviour
- the regulatory, ethical and commercial hurdles for the translation of these emerging technologies.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of five core modules (75 credits), one optional module (15 credits) and a research project (90 credits).
A PG Certificate (60 credits) is offered in Flexible/Modular study mode only, over a maximum two years. The programme consists of two core modules (30 credits) and two optional modules (30 credits).
- Nanotechnology in Medicine *
- Applied Tissue Engineering *
- Research Methodology
- Bionanotechnology Techniques (Lab Practical)
*PG Cert - compulsory modules
Choose one of the following options; attendance at the other module is possible but will not be assessed.
- Stem Cells in Medicine and their Applications in Surgery
- Translation of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine
All students undertake an extensive laboratory-based (90 credits) research project which culminates in a dissertation of c.13-15k words and an individual viva voce.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, group discussions, practical sessions, and demonstrations. Assessment is through presentations, problem-solving workshops, written practical reports, coursework, unseen written examinations and the dissertation.
Student career options and progression during and following the completion of the degree are considered to be of the utmost importance. Personal tutors will offer individual advice and seminars are arranged on a variety of career competencies including CV writing, writing research proposals and positive personal presentation.
Networking with world-leading scientists, new biotechnology CEO's and clinicians is encouraged and enabled throughout the programme. Research output in terms of publishing papers and presenting at conferences is also promoted.
Recent career destinations include:
- Studying PhDs or Medicine at UCL, Imperial College London and Universities of Oxford and Cambridge
- Clinical PhD training programmes
- NHS hospitals in the UK
- EU and overseas hospitals and research facilities
Graduates of the programme gain the transferable laboratory, critical and soft skills, such as science communication, necessary to pursue a scientific or clinical research career in the fields of nanomedicine and regenerative medicine.
Why study this degree at UCL?
Based within the world-leading medical research environment of the UCL Division of Surgery & Interventional Science this MSc retains a clinical focus and addresses real medical needs. Students learn about the route of translation from research ideas into actual products which can benefit patients.
An in-depth laboratory-based research project is an integral component of the programme; expert support allows students to investigate cutting-edge projects and thereby open up opportunities for further research and publications.
Students are embedded within the vibrant research community of the Faculty of Medical Sciences which provides students - through research seminars, symposia and eminent guest lecturers - outstanding networking opportunities within the research, clinical and translational science communities.
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
There is an application processing fee for this programme of £75 for online applications and £100 for paper applications. More details about the application fee can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.
Who can apply?
The programme is designed to be accessible to students from a large number of disciplines, ranging from medicine and biology to physics, chemistry and engineering.
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