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Biomedical Engineering MRes

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Biomedical Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

Research opportunities

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is an international centre of excellence in postgraduate teaching and research. It offers a postgraduate degree programme that combines engineering, medicine and life and physical sciences.

Postgraduate education and research is directed at the application of the methods and ideas of engineering and the physical and biological sciences in medicine and surgery.

We have a particular emphasis on clinically-related research which ranges from basic investigations to direct clinical applications. Much of our research is based on active collaboration with clinical units, academic departments and industry in Glasgow along with other areas of the UK and overseas.

Our students play a vital role in the development of innovative research, enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and have the opportunity to network with industrialists, academic experts and clinical collaborators.

Visits to local clinical centres along with lectures from industrialists and visiting experts from the UK and overseas are a key part of our courses. You'll also have the opportunity to meet our many industrial and clinical experts to help advise and further your career.

Our postgraduate education includes research degrees that can be studied over one year (MPhil, MRes) or three years (PhD). Our external research is supported by funding from research councils, the Scottish Government, charities, commerce and industry within the UK, EU and internationally in countries such as the US and Japan.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


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

A first-class or upper second-class Honours degree in biomedical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, physical or life sciences. If you have previous biomedical engineering or research experience you may register for MPhil degree. If you're studying for an MPhil or PhD you'll normally attend some of the classes in the instructional MSc in Biomedical Engineering. You'll also undertake a research or development project and submit a thesis.