Taught course

Medical Devices Engineering

University of Glasgow · College of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2.1 equivalent degree (GPA 3.0) in any Engineering Discipline or Physical Sciences/Maths degree that contains the core modules: maths.

Applicants with a high 2.2 equivalent degree classification but 2:1 standard marks in core modules may be considered for entry.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Medical Devices Engineering is aimed at students who have undergraduate degrees in various branches of engineering and wish to apply their background knowledge and skills to the development of medical devices. The programme is interdisciplinary bringing in and developing both engineering knowledge and the biomedical applications of this knowledge. The programme will equip graduates for immediate employment within the biomedical engineering sector, both in the UK and internationally. Device regulatory aspects and biomedical ethics will be taught as underpinnings to the engineering and biomedical elements.

  • The University of Glasgow has been delivering world-class engineering education and research since 1840.
  • Biomedical Engineering is the newest division of the School of Engineering, bringing together our long-standing expertise. Research covers four themes: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Rehabilitation Engineering, Biosensors and Diagnostics.
  • Biomedical Engineering has strong clinical links to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Medical device regulations for this MSc are taught by practitioners from the local NHS Medical Devices Unit.
  • Students can access the world-leading James Watt Nanofabrication facilities through the optional Nanofabrication course.
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering (which Biomedical Engineering is part of in rankings) at Glasgow is ranked 2nd in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2023).
  • The School has an Athena Swan Silver Award, demonstrating the school’s commitment to supporting women in scientific studies and careers, and to improving the working environment for all.
  • Accreditation from IPEM, IMEchE and IET will be applied for following the first graduating cohort.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with 3 subtests at 6.5 or 6.5 overall with no subtest below 6.0 and Writing at 6.5
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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