Taught course

Biomedical Engineering

Imperial College London · Department of Bioengineering

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in an engineering, physical sciences or mathematical subject. Applications for the programme are competitive, applications with less than a 2.1 or international equivalent will be unlikely to receive offers.

As an engineering degree, the Biomedical Engineering MSc requires a strong maths competency and successful applicants will typically be expected to have scored the equivalent of a 2.1 or above in maths topics during their undergraduate degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Bioengineers are leading the way in tackling modern healthcare challenges. From the development of rapid testing technologies to designing new life-saving devices. At the interface of engineering and medicine, Bioengineering advances knowledge in engineering, biology and medicine, improving lives through cross-disciplinary activities.

Our Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering first began in 1991 and provides all the necessary technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills to succeed in one of the fastest growing engineering disciplines.

- Biomechanics and Mechanobiology pathway – this stream focusses on bioengineering problems related to systems including cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, ophthalmic, and respiratory systems. The content is aimed at understanding how mechanical forces impact biological function at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and organism levels

- Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering pathway – this stream covers the use of biomaterials in medical and surgical environments. The content covers the use of advanced biomaterials in healthcare exploring aspects such as biocompatibility and tissue regeneration.

- Medical Physics and Imaging pathway – this stream trains graduates in the physical understanding required for healthcare and medical research, with focus on human physiology, radiotherapy and clinical imaging. The content explores methods, techniques and application for monitoring and imaging of biological systems.

- Neurotechnology pathway – this stream focuses on new technology for investigating brain function, such as developing neuroprosthetic devices and new neuroimaging techniques. The content examines the development and application of brain-machine interfaces and the science behind communication throughout the nervous system.

It is important to specify your stream of choice on your application or in your personal statement as space on streams is limited. All four streams lead to the award of MSc Biomedical Engineering.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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