Taught course

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

UCL - University College London · Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in a suitable engineering subject or appropriate medical qualification or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Standard. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc will equip you with state-of-the-art knowledge of biomaterials, bioengineering, tissue engineering, medical engineering and related management topics. Delivered by experts from across UCL and eminent visiting lecturers from industry and medical charities, this interdisciplinary programme attracts physical sciences, engineering and life sciences graduates, including those with qualifications in medicine.

There are internationally-renowned research groups in biomaterials and bioengineering in the UCL Engineering which means that you will have access to a state-of-the-art research portfolio.

In recent years, UCL Mechanical Engineering has seen unprecedented activity in refurbishing and re-equipping our laboratories. For example, six new biomaterials and bioengineering laboratories have been set up with funding from the Royal Society and Wolfson Foundation. A new biomaterials processing and forming laboratory will also be available in the Materials Hub to be located in the Engineering Building in 2015.

The programme is also delivered by leading researchers across UCL's Division of Medicine, Eastman Dental Institute, the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and visiting experts from other UK organisations.

Full-time: 1 year; Flexible: up to 5 years;

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
60 months


This dynamic programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials, individual and group projects, and practical laboratory work. Assessment is through written, oral and viva-voce examinations, the dissertation and coursework (including the evaluation of laboratory reports, technical and project reports, problem solving exercises, assessment of computational and modelling skills, and oral presentations).

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214