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.
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).
Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine. Upon successful completion of 60 credits, you will be awarded a PG Cert in Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine.
Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.
Nanotechnology in Medicine *
Applied Tissue Engineering *
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.15-18k 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.
The core textbooks for all modules are available in the UCL Libraries and journal articles in your reading lists are also mostly available electronically from E-resources @ UCL. Students will be required to print and bind two copies of their Research project at approximately £25-£50.
Some students like to purchase their own textbooks or print course documents and we suggest allowing approximately £200 per year for this.
All students are required to pay for their DBS check if required for your programme or placement if relevant. This can cost students between £25 - £44 - for the latest details please check the government website.
In addition, students will be required to pay for their travel costs to teaching, work placements or project locations.
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.
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Why study this degree at UCL?
Based on 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 £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications.
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.
All applicants 30 July 2021