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Biomedical Engineering (Healthcare) MSc (Eng)

Biomedical Engineering (Healthcare) MSc (Eng)

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12 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biomedical Engineering Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary


The Biomedical Engineering (Healthcare Pathway) MSc is a programme for intercalating medical students and Life Science related, non-engineering graduates. The MSc provides students with a sound knowledge of the principles of the key sub-disciplines within biomedical engineering and develops skills vital to the role of engineering in Healthcare.

BEng Aerospace, Mechanical or Civil Engineering Graduates from University of Liverpool are not eligible for this programme.

Biomedical engineers are vital to Healthcare

The scope of Biomedical Engineering in Healthcare encompasses many aspects and careers in:

  • Developing Medical devices for diagnosis, treatment & rehabilitation
  • Measurement, modelling, monitoring and simulation of human physiology and anatomy
  • Tissue engineering and biomaterials
  • Inventing & developing products for wellness & independent living.

Biomedical engineering components are found in a vast and ever increasing range of products; from Artificial organs, Biomaterials & regenerative engineering, Computer simulation for surgery and Image-guided robot surgery, to products for Independent living, Medical imaging, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedic implants, Tissue engineering and much more

Although most teaching is through traditional lectures and practical classes, active learning methodologies are being introduced to many postgraduate modules to enhance the learning experience.

Assessment will take place through written examinations and continuous learning exercises. Many of the modules require students to develop skills in independent learning.


The aims of this course are to develop an advanced understanding of the structure and properties of materials used in medical devices. In particular: how this relates to their application in medical devices how the interactions with the biological environment influences their structure and properties (e.g. degradation) how the surface properties of the materials influence the bio interactions and biocompatibility how the surface properties of the materials can be modified to enhance the biological interactions.

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Entry requirements

You will usually need a 2:1 or equivalent. This should be in Engineering or Science with appropriate knowledge of core engineering science topics at bachelor degree level. This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from University of Liverpool and other UK Universities upon completion of their third year. A levels in Maths or Physics are also desirable.

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