Taught course

Intercalated Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Materials

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

Entry requirements

You can start your one-year intercalated Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Materials BSc after the second, third or fourth years of your MBBS, BDS or BVetMed.

Months of entry


Course content

Our intercalated BSc in Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Materials gives students already taking a medical or dental degree the chance to achieve an additional degree in a specialist field in just one year.

Engineering technologies are becoming increasingly important across all areas of medicine, with state-of-the-art imaging, robotic surgery, tissue engineering, implantable medical devices and monitoring systems.

In this programme, you’ll study the exciting and fast-moving field of engineering and materials-based technologies within the medical environment. You’ll cover biomechanics, biomaterials, computational methods in medicine, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, medical imaging and rehabilitation technologies.

You’ll also undertake an original research project alongside leading teams at the Institute of Bioengineering, which will arm you with specialist knowledge and expertise and help you develop a host of practical and transferable skills. This research accounts for 50% of your final mark and may lead to opportunities to contribute to a conference abstract or publication.

The intercalated research project will provide:

  • An opportunity to pursue a research area in depth and disseminate the findings in peer-reviewed conference abstracts, scientific and medical journals.
  • An opportunity to pitch your research to the scientific, clinical and industry community at the Annual Intercalated Symposium and ILF events.
  • An opportunity to submit a patent application supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in Medical Healthcare Technology with the Queen Mary Innovation (QMI) team.
  • An opportunity to take part in the IMechE Healthcare Technology student and Early Career biomedical competitions and win summer research scholarships (eg. Rod Flower, Blair Bell, Barts Health, EJ Ball) and Awards (eg. Wolfson Award, Beryl Beadle, Royal College of Surgeons).

Fees and funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for from Student Finance England or other government bodies.


Medical and dental students from Barts and The London will be considered for various bursaries based on research interests, financial need or academic merit.

These bursaries are not available to students from other medical schools, or to Barts and The London students who choose to intercalate externally.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Engineering and Materials Science
020 7882 7560