Taught course

Medical Electronics and Physics

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

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree (minimum second class honours or equivalent) in physics or an engineering discipline, other qualifications with relevant work experience may be accepted.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme was established in 1968 and has been tremendously successful in producing graduates equipped for careers in the healthcare professions. Designed to bridge the physical and engineering sciences with biomedical science and clinical practice, you will learn to apply the principals of these fields to the practical problems of biomedicine. You will focus on medical electronics, medical physics, physiology, physiological measurement techniques, and the design of instruments and safety of electronic devices. No previous biomedical knowledge is required.

You will broaden your knowledge of both electronic engineering and physics, to encompass the aspects of both disciplines as applied to medicine. You will acquire the medical vocabulary you need to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues. In addition to lectures, you will work on a research project, such as the design and development of a medical instrument, acquiring key skills in research techniques and project management.

Our association with a number of medical electronics and physics departments in local NHS Trusts, as well as Barts and The London School od Medicine and Dentistry, is of great benefit to students. You will be joining a School with well established research groups in Medical Engineering and Biomaterials. On graduation from this programme you should be in a position to make contributions to the advancement of medical science and technology that will genuinely benefit patients.

Programme outline
Core modules:

Surgical Techniques and Safety
Radiation Physics and Lasers
Digital Electronics
Research Techniques
Analogue Electronics
Ultrasound and Imaging
Clinical Measurements
Research Project (four modules)

Information for international students

Fees for International (non-EU) students

  • General MSc and MRes programmes: £17,450
  • MSc in Dental Materials (taught jointly with the School of Medicine and Dentistry): £19,150

Fees and funding

Fees for UK and EU students

  • General MSc and MRes programmes: £8,700
  • MSc in Dental Materials (taught jointly with the School of Medicine and Dentistry): £12,250

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Engineering and Materials Science
+44 (0)20 7882 8770