Entry requirements

A good 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in Engineering or a related discipline.

English Language requirements apply such as IELTS 6.5

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc programme allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of engineering approaches to biological problems.

Learn to use methods and techniques developed in traditional engineering fields, and adapt them to biomedical applications.

  • Get involved in internationally leading bioengineering research at a top UK university.
  • Work in our state-of-the-art facilities including laboratories for biofluids, mechanobiology, and the leading Organs-on-Chips Centre.
  • Professionally accredited by IOM3 (Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining), demonstrating that our curriculum is closely aligned to industry needs.

What you'll study

This programme aims to equip you with the skills to develop new computational and technological products for use in the biomedical industries.

You’ll take compulsory modules on biomedical engineering in urology, and ethics and regulatory affairs. The rest of your programme is determined by the specialism you choose. You'll have the option to choose modules in areas such as electronics, medical robotics, nanotechnology and nanomedicine, sensors and clinical measurements and more.

Your research project forms a major part of your degree. It provides you with an excellent opportunity to take part in internationally-leading research within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, using our excellent facilities.


You’ll be taught by world-leading academics and engineers, with specialisms in nanostructured biomaterials, mechanobiology, regenerative medicine and more.

Teaching staff members have previously been awarded research funding from the likes of the Wellcome Trust and the European Union, and have been recognised with teaching awards from Times Higher Education and Reimagine Education.

Our academic research feeds into our teaching at all levels, ensuring you share in the latest advancements.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and laboratory sessions, as well as completing coursework for academic feedback. You will be assigned an Academic Advisor who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.


School facilities include:

  • BioFluids laboratory
  • Cell and tissue engineering laboratories
  • Confocal Laser Scanning and Super Resolution Microscopy Lab
  • Human Perrformance Lab
  • Queen Mary+Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre
  • Cardiovascular Devices Hub (CVDHub)
  • Mechanobiology and BioAFM laboratories
  • NanoVision Centre
  • Centre for Predictive in vitro Models (CPM)
  • CREATE Lab

Career paths

You’ll leave this MSc as a well-qualified graduate, with opportunities for employment in many leading industries, as well as in research.

Graduates from our Biomedical Engineering programmes have gone onto a diverse range of job roles including:

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Research and Development Engineer in Medical Devices
  • Biomedical Design Engineer
  • Clinical Engineer
  • Medical Engineering Technician
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Sustainability and Physics Engineer
  • Trainee Clinical Scientist

At organisations including:

  • NHS
  • Buro Happold Engineering
  • East Kent Hospitals University
  • Imperial College Healthcare Trust
  • JEB Technologies
  • Oval Medical Technologies
  • Stanmore Implants
  • ICU Medical

Our Industrial Liaison Forum gives you a chance to network with our industrial partners and build your professional contacts while at university.

96% of Engineering and Materials Science postgraduates are in employment or study 15 months after graduation (GOS, 2019/20)

95% of those postgraduates are in highly skilled roles (GOS, 2019/20)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Queen Mary alumni can get a £1000, 10% or 20% discount on their fees depending on the programme of study. Find out more about the Alumni Loyalty Award

There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.

  • Scholarships and bursaries
  • Postgraduate loans (UK students)
  • Country-specific scholarships for international students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Engineering and Materials Science