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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. Honours degree in a medical, biomedical, pharmaceutical, biological, chemical science or a related science subject.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

About the course

Biomedical Engineering is at the forefront of medical research, applying biotechnology and engineering to solve a wide range of medical problems. The overall aim is to create new products and medicines that advance our understanding of biology and improve healthcare.

When you join this course, you will start by learning about cell and molecular biology before focusing on genomic and systems’ data, cell visualisation and protein localisation in cells and tissues.

You will also study methods to create three-dimensional cultures and tissues.

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Key features

  • Study with tutors who possess wide ranging research experience in each subject area, and with specialists from external academic institutions, industry or government agencies.
  • Explore those areas of biological science that offer clear commercial applications in future healthcare developments, and learn how technology and engineering can be used to treat human disease.
  • Develop the ability to synthesise and use information from relevant sources, and independently and critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship.
  • Gain the practical, hands-on knowledge and expertise that will equip you with the skills necessary for employment within emerging areas of the Biotech and Pharmaceutical industries.
  • Benefit from a wide choice of laboratory based research projects using state-of-the-art technologies and instruments, working under the supervision of dedicated research-active staff.
Career opportunities

In addition to developing your specialist knowledge and understanding, there is emphasis on developing your approach and attitude to working by emphasising and encouraging the professional standards expected by employers. This is supported by a departmental seminar programme, which includes speakers from industry who will give you an insight into what they expect from employees.

The University also has a programme of seminars and workshops designed to help you recognise and boost the attributes expected and appreciated by employers. This is supplemented by trips and visits.

The University also has a programme of internal and external internships that provide excellent opportunities to gain additional work experience.

Areas of study may include:
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Medical Imaging and Cryobiology
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Laboratory Based Research Project (Biomedical Engineering)

Information for international students

Applications will be assessed using UKBA and University of Bedfordshire policy.

Check English language requirements at: English language requirements

Fees and funding

You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit Postgraduate loans.

See UK/EU Postgraduate students for full information on fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0300 3300 073