Research course

Health, Technology and the Digital World

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Engineering

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, medical engineering, physics and mathematics.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Health, Technology, and the Digital World research theme provides a framework for the research undertaken in the fields of High Frequency Communications Engineering and Medical Engineering, Medical Physics, and Medical Electronics. The combination of these disciplines allows for a truly innovative approach and enables exciting new solutions for the security, healthcare and medical requirements of a modern society.

Cardiff School of Engineering is conducting research and advancing knowledge across a wide range of disciplines. Researchers at Cardiff are leading cutting-edge projects that have numerous practical applications. We work closely with industrial partners and other organisations to ensure that our research contributes to the needs of industry, business, economic development, and the community, both at home and abroad.

To create and sustain a dynamic research culture, research in the School of Engineering is organised into the four themes of Environment and Sustainability; Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing; Energy; and Health, Security and the Digital World.

These themes reflect the role that engineering plays in finding solutions to contemporary and future environmental, social, health and economic challenges.

Details of the other four research themes can be found here.

From the investigation of treatments for osteoarthritis, and advanced electronic diagnostics, to improving the efficiency of mobile communications networks and developing new generations of sensors for use in fuel cells and medical devices, the Health, Security and the Digital World theme brings together Cardiff School of Engineering’s expertise in the fields of high frequency engineering and biomedical engineering.

By bringing together the research and training interests and expertise of the biomedical engineering related groups across the university, the work places Cardiff University in the forefront of medical engineering and enables it to take advantage of new opportunities as they arise.

Information for international students

International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Qualification and course duration


part time
Opportunities available months
full time
36 months


part time
Opportunities available months
full time
12 months


part time
Opportunities available months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

PG Admissions, School of Engineering
+44 (0)29 2087 4642