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5204F - Biomedical Engineering MSc

Biomedical Engineering MSc

Start in: September 2021

Gain the technical knowledge, analytical ability and transferable skills in exciting and fast-developing fields.

Overview

Our Biomedical Engineering MSc is suitable for both practising professionals and new graduates with an engineering or science-based degree.

With this degree, you'll apply engineering principles and push forward technology. You'll create novel diagnostic and therapeutic tools for various medical conditions. Research and development in science and engineering will likely transform future healthcare.

The MSc has four streams, so you can specialise in your area of interest:

  • biomechanical
  • biomaterials
  • bioelectrical
  • regulatory sciences

You'll study specialised modules according to your choice of stream. Some taught modules are common between the four streams. These lead to the award of MSc in Biomedical Engineering.

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What you'll learn

The taught modules that are common across streams are:

  • Contemporary Case Study in Biomedical Engineering
  • Orthopaedic Engineering

Our common modules develop your knowledge and analytical skills to enable you to:

  • explore fundamental bioengineering developments
  • understand how bioengineering relates to human body
  • analyse case studies of medical device performance
  • understand the importance of regulatory requirements to medical devices
  • use engineering software (MATLAB, CAD, FEA) for data analysis
  • develop engineering solutions to practical medical problems

More details for the taught modules in each stream are provided below.

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Our Biomedical Engineering MSc is highly interdisciplinary. You'll:

  • develop your knowledge in the latest Biomedical Engineering technologies
  • interact with leading teaching expertise, facilities, and online resources
  • develop and improve your writing and presentation skills
  • enhance your project management skills
  • gain hands-on experience throughout your individual research project

Our varied MSc programme is designed to consider the needs of clinicians, bioengineers, manufacturers and regulators. By the end of this programme, you’ll have a wide range of transferable skills and technical knowledge to allow you to contribute to biomedical engineering industry and beyond.

Your future

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

You'll have access to a range of dedicated specialist facilities used for teaching and research in the School of Engineering.

You'll have access to some of these, depending on your specialist stream and project topic. There are dedicated labs for:

  • biomaterials
  • tissue engineering
  • biotribology
  • biosensors

These labs are used for training, course delivery and the manufacture of materials/components needed to support project work.

You'll also have access to multiple networked computer clusters on campus with standard and specialist software. Some clusters have 24-hour access.

You'll benefit from the Philip Robinson library. The library has over one million books and journals, and over half a million e-books. The Philip Robinson Library is also home to Maths Aid and Writing Development Centre study support services.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Applications for 2022/23
You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021

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