MSc Biomedical Engineering

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Faculty Faculty of Engineering
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Start date September 2022

Programme overview

Biomedical engineering is an emerging field in the UK that involves applying physical, chemical, mathematical, computer science and engineering principles to the analysis of biological, medical, behavioural and health-related problems. Biomedical engineers develop innovative devices and procedures to help prevent, diagnose and treat diseases. It relies on an in-depth understanding of science and engineering fundamentals, combined with a broad knowledge of physiological and anatomical systems.

This programme will enable you to gain expertise in this exciting field and covers both theory and practical applications. You will acquire analytical tools and a broad physical knowledge of modern engineering and science. This is combined with a fundamental understanding of anatomical and physiological systems, and familiarity with recent technological breakthroughs.

Visit the Faculty of Engineering website to learn more about the MSc in Biomedical Engineering.

Virtual open week

This programme was covered in our Biomedical Engineering webinar.

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Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£12,300
Overseas: full-time
£25,900

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni discount

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.

Funding for 2022/23

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

The programme covers a number of core subjects, while you will be able to choose optional units from a selection of topics. You will also carry out a substantial research project, which you will start during the second term and complete during the summer.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Biomedical Engineering.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering (preferably electrical, mechanical and computer science) or a subject related to biomedical engineering.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

Employment opportunities in the sector are excellent and varied. Biomedical engineers can be employed by companies working in the design, development and manufacture of medical devices; within the NHS (for example, in hospitals to collaborate with clinicians in offering non-clinical services); in research institutes or academia; in governmental regulatory agencies; or as technical consultants within marketing departments.

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Expected application closure date

Overseas applicants: 21 March 2022.
Home applicants: 12 August 2022.
 
Places are limited and allocated on a continuous basis from October 2021 until all places are filled. Early applications are advised to avoid disappointment.

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Contact details

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

School website: School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths
Department website: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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REF 2021 results

The University of Bristol is ranked fifth for research in the UK (Times Higher Education), with 94% of our research assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

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