University College London

The iBSc in Mathematics, Computers and Medicine, jointly offered by the UCL Division of Infection and Immunity and the UCL Department of Computer Science, offers medical students training at the frontier between biomedicine, computer science and mathematics, with focuses on computer programing, mathematical modelling and analysis of big data.

Extraordinary developments in computers and processing power are affecting almost every field of medicine: vast new “big data” sets link an individual’s genetic makeup to behavioural and social data and medical history; miniaturisation is boosting point-of-care diagnostics and real-time physiological monitoring; new imaging modalities are driving the emergence of computational anatomy; robotics are transforming surgery; genomics, proteomics and metabolomics are creating precision medicine.

A new approach is needed to prepare the next generation of doctors to take advantage of this revolution. It is necessary to go beyond generation and classification of data to extract the underlying biology and pathology which they describe. Our new iBSc Mathematics, Computers and Medicine will offer students training and research projects at the frontier between biomedicine, computer science and mathematics.

Entry requirements

You must be:

  • enrolled on a UK MBBS course.
  • successfully completed or about to complete 2 years of a UK MBBS course. If you are currently in your second year of study and you are successful in getting a place to study with us, a condition of your offer will be to pass your 2nd year of study.
  • It is at the discretion of individual iBSc programmes if they wish to accept students where they have completed more than two years of MBBS training. If you are made an offer, then successfully passing your current year of study will be made a condition of offer.
  • hold GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5.
  • have achieved a minimum of ABB in your A levels or equivalent.

Individual programme requirements

Please note for iBSc Mathematics, Computers and Medicine you must have achieved grade A in A level Mathematics or equivalent.

Closing date

Application forms are available from UCL in early January and the deadline is normally the first week in March.