Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine MSc

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About the course

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. 

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Key Information

Application date: 
Close: 28 July 2017 
Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly. 

Degree Information

  • 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 Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) is offered. 

Core Modules 
Nanotechnology in Medicine 
Applied Tissue Engineering 
Research Methodologies 
Practical Bio-Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine 

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 worth 50% of the total course. 


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: 

  • PhD at UCL, Imperial College London,Oxford University and Cambridge University
  • Clinical PhD training programmes 
  • NHS hospitals in the UK 
  • EU and overseas hospitals and research facilities 
  • Pharma industries


Graduates of the programme gain the transferable laboratory, critical and soft skills (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 a world-leading medical research environment (Division of Surgery and Interventional Science) ensures that this MSc retains a clinical focus and addresses real medicine 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, whereby an expert and supportive environment 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 to 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. 

Application and next steps
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. 

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. 

What are we looking for? 

An interest in research in  Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine 
how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme 
how this degree would be useful for your  development
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver. 

For more information see the Applications page

Visit the Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine MSc page on the University College London web site for more details!

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