Taught course

Medical Engineering

University of Leeds · School of Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in engineering, a physical science, mathematics. A medical degree or allied subject is acceptable where the candidate also has demonstrable knowledge of mathematics and physics. We may ask for further detailed module information where necessary.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.

Months of entry


Course content

Medical engineering combines the design and problem-solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to contribute to medical device solutions and interventions for a range of diseases and trauma.

This exciting and challenging course will give you a broad knowledge base in this rapidly expanding field, as well as allowing you to specialise through a choice of optional modules.

We emphasise the multidisciplinary nature of medical engineering and the current shift towards the interface between engineering and the life sciences. You could focus on tissue engineering, biomaterials or joint replacement technology among a host of other topics.

Based in the School of Mechanical Engineering this course will also encourage you to consider different perspectives towards medical engineering through teaching from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, School of Biomedical Sciences and Leeds University Business School.

Our School’s Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) is actively engaged in ensuring this course meets the needs of industry and reflects trends in the sector. IAB members also contribute to talks that feed into our taught modules and project work, ensuring the curriculum is challenging and relevant. This means you’ll be learning the latest innovations, preparing you for working in industry.

Why study at Leeds:

  • This Masters degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Our globally-renowned research conducted right here on campus feeds directly into the course, shaping your learning with the latest thinking.
  • Benefit from interdisciplinary teaching with parts of the course taught by academics from the School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Leeds University Business School.
  • Advance your knowledge and skills in a wide range of areas, preparing you for an exciting and challenging career in medical engineering.
  • Tailor the degree to suit your specific interests with a broad selection of optional modules to choose from, including everything from tissue engineering to biomaterials, functional joint replacement technology to spinal biomechanics – plus many more.
  • Build industry experience, conducting a team design project and an individual professional project, using multi-disciplinary approaches to achieve a solution to a programme-specific and industry-relevant design problem.
  • Access our School’s impressive range of specialist facilities in materials screening analysis, joint simulation and heart valve simulation plus industry-standard software and CAD facilities.
  • Experience expert theoretical and practical teaching delivered by a programme team made up of academics and researchers from the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.
  • Enhance your career prospects by taking advantage of our strong links with industry like DePuy-Synthes and NHS Blood and Transplant which give you the chance to connect with our industry contacts and potential employers through talks, networking sessions and, in some cases, teaching too.
  • Secure the career you want and join our successful alumni who now work for many excellent medical organisations like the NHS.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0)113 343 0031