Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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The MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Keele is a multidisciplinary course that will prepare you for an exciting career across a wide range of areas of engineering in medicine, be that in academic or industrial research, the medical devices sector or in the clinical arena.


The course is professionally accredited and suitable for people with both engineering and life science backgrounds, including medicine and subjects allied to medicine.

The course will cover the fundamentals of engineering in medicine, introduce you to the latest developments in medical technology, and expose you to the challenges of working with patients through clinical visits. Learning and teaching methods include lectures and demonstrations from medical and engineering specialists, practical classes using state-of-the-art facilities and seminars with leading national and international researchers.

Graduate destinations for our students could include: delivering non-clinical services and technology management in a hospital; designing, developing and manufacturing medical devices in the private sector; working for a governmental regulatory agency for healthcare services and products; undertaking further postgraduate study and research (PhD); pursuing a university-based, academic research career; or providing technical consultancy for marketing departments.


The course is accredited by the Institute for Physics and Engineering in Medicine, whose aims are to ensure that graduates of accredited programmes are equipped with the knowledge and skills for the biomedical engineering workplace, be that in industry, healthcare or academic environments.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Engineering for Medical Applications
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physiological Measurement
  • Medical Equipment and Technology Services Management
  • Medical Device Design Principles
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Experimental Research Methodology
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials
  • Biosensors
  • Nanomagnetics in Nanomedicine
  • Introduction to Medical Imaging
  • Cell Biomechanics
  • Stem Cells: Types, Characteristics & Applications
  • Bioreactors and Growth Environments
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Molecular Techniques: Applications in Tissue Engineering
  • Project Dissertation

                                    Detailed Programme Facts

                                    • Full-time duration 12 months
                                    • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
                                      • Intensity Flexible
                                      • Duration part-time 24 months
                                      • Part-time variant
                                    • Credits
                                      180 alternative credits
                                    • Languages
                                      • English
                                    • Delivery mode
                                      On Campus

                                    English Language Requirements

                                    You need the following IELTS score:

                                    • Minimum required score: 6.5

                                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                    Academic Requirements

                                    We welcome applications from people with a first or second-class degree (or equivalent) in engineering, physical or life sciences, medicine, or professions allied to medicine. We also welcome enquiries from people with other professional qualifications acceptable to the University.

                                    Tuition Fee Per Year

                                    • GBP 14970 International
                                    • GBP 5200 EU/EEA

                                    Part-time fee is £2,860/ year. 


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                                    • UK and EU Undergraduate Students
                                    • NHS funded students 
                                    • Postgraduate & PGCE students 
                                    • Charity & Foundation Scholarships 
                                    • Funding for Asylum Seekers 
                                    • Hardship Funds

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