Taught course


The University of Manchester · School of Materials

Entry requirements

2.2 UK Honours degree or equivalent in any of the following: bioengineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, biomedical science, medicine, dentistry or equivalent relevant subject.

Please note: Graduates with other relevant degrees (e.g. mechatronics) may also be admitted.

Months of entry


Course content

The Masters course in Biomaterials is multi-disciplinary. It provides students with a rich understanding of about current clinically used biomaterials and state of the art advances in research to improve these. The clinical application of these biomaterials will be demonstrated along with indepth description of materials structure and processing (e.g. polymer, composite and ceramic). The project component will allow hands-on training for the student in further developing novel biomaterials.

Information for international students

Students will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and students who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a test such as IELTS or TOEFL.

TOEFL (Internet based): Speaking - 20, Reading - 20, Writing - 20, Listening - 20, Overall - 90.

IELTS > 6.5 or equivalent, with no sub-test less than 5.5.

If you do not currently have an English Language qualification at the required level then it may be possible to arrange a pre-sessional course, the duration of which will depend on your current English language qualification. For more information on the pre-sessional English language courses please visit the Universities Language Centre website.

Normally overseas students will need a UKVI IELTS to gain entry on to a Pre-sessional English course. If you wish to apply for a Pre-sessional course and you do not have a UKVI IELTS, please contact the School of Materials for further information at pg-materials@manchester.ac.uk.

Students who do not require a Visa can provide a none UKVI IELTS for entry onto a Pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Materials
0161 306 3559