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Biomedical Engineering MSc

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

Develop your skills, knowledge, and understanding of biomedical engineering and living systems. You will also apply engineering principles and design methods to create new techniques and instruments in medicine and surgery.

Along with studying the principles and technologies of biomedical engineering, you will look at the role of entrepreneurship, business development, and intellectual property exploitation in the biomedical industry.

Under the guidance of our academic staff, you will undertake a research project that will focus on an area of your own particular interest, helping you to develop your presentation, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Recent projects examples have looked at syringe filling systems for new born injections, and microwave cancer thermal ablation in minimally invasive surgery.


Graduates can go on to work in many areas including:

  • medical technology industries
  • academic research
  • hospitals
  • government departments

Graduate roles have included:

  • engineer
  • professor
  • research scientist
  • teacher
  • manager
  • salesperson.


The aim of the module is: to provide an opportunity to develop skills in research, investigative methods and design in an area of biomedical engineering of interests; to develop a high level of competence in a particular biomedical engineering topic; to develop in the conduct of a project requiring individual responsibility and initiative; to provide guidance in working independently on a project; to develop and improve skills in project planning and implementation, team working and communication with peers and experts.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is a four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in a discipline that provides a suitable basis for the course, e.g. biomedical, electrical, electronic or mechanical engineering, physics or mathematics. Students with other academic backgrounds or exceptional work experience in the chosen field, should contact the Course Director to make further enquiries and to discuss their individual cases.