Taught course

Biomaterials

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · School of Engineering and Materials Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (minimum good second class honours or equivalent) in Materials, Engineering, or equivalent. Each application is individually assessed; you are recommended to contact us for guidance in specific cases. IELTS 6.5 is required.

International applicants:

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. You can find details on our English language entry requirements page.

If you do not meet language requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Biomaterials are modified natural or synthetic materials which find application in a spectrum of medical implants for the repair, augmentation and replacement of body tissues. As people live longer and expect to retain their mobility, the demand for biomaterials and devices is increasing.

Biomaterials save lives, relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for a large number of patients each year. As a field, biomaterials combines engineering expertise with medical needs for the enhancement of healthcare.


This programme will provide you with an advanced understanding of the principles and applications of biomaterials and their functional properties. You will learn about the function and application of biomaterials, their characteristics and their surface, physical and mechanical properties. You will study materials- and medicine-based modules, as well as those written specifically for the programme. You will also undertake a significant research project linked to the research interests of our academic staff.

Recently, materials used in medicine (biomaterials) have made enormous impact on the repair and replacement of injured and diseased part of the human body and the field is growing with a rapid pace. This long established programme will equip you with both theoretical and applied knowledge of biomaterials. Technological advances, as well as methodological issues, have contributed to the transformation of biomaterials and their functions. The course will provide an insight into areas of material science, biocompatibility, ethical issues, nanomaterials, and biological systems. The course is interdisciplinary in nature and involves a combination of theoretical and practical approaches from the following course units:

This programme will:

  • Facilitate your development in the biomaterials field, broadening and enhancing your knowledge of conventional materials, engineering or medically related knowledge.
  • Give you access to our excellent laboratory facilities, which include: a cell and tissue engineering suite, housing cell culture labs, a molecular biology unit with quantitative RT-PCR capability, and a radioisotope labelling facility; a general purpose laboratory, which incorporates advanced mechanical test machines and standard biochemical/cell biology analysis equipment; and a microscopy unit.
  • Build on your engineering background to gain an advanced, yet broad knowledge in materials science, with the freedom to specialise through a research project.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
N/A months
block mode
N/A months
distance learning
N/A months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Engineering and Materials Science
Email
sems-pgadmissions@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8732