Taught course

Biomedical Engineering

University of Liverpool · Faculty of Engineering

Entry requirements

Normally a UK 2.1 or equivalent but students graduating from a UK university with a 2.2 degree can be considered on a case by case basis. This should be in Engineering or Science with appropriate knowledge of core engineering science topics at bachelor degree level.

Months of entry


Course content

Biomedical Engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering disciplines with exciting employment prospects in an inter-disciplinary area.

The programme provides strong background in the main facets of biomedical engineering including biomechanics, biomaterials, imaging, tissue engineering, and modelling. With this background, graduates will be well-equipped to contribute to industries operating in the biomedical engineering field such as medical device designers and manufacturers.

Students will experience research-led teaching. The modules are taught by leading experts and the students will benefit from Liverpool’s substantial expertise in biomedical science and engineering. The School of Engineering has a state-of-the-art biomechanics laboratory and newly established tissue engineering and microbiology laboratories, and a large group of postgraduate researchers working in the area of biomedical engineering. This is coupled with strong links with the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

The programme has an annual start date in September and a duration of 12 months. It starts with a set of taught modules with a total weighting of 120 credits, followed by a 60-credit research project. Project work, based on a topic of industrial or scientific relevance, contributes 60 credits. The project is examined by dissertation, and award of the MSc (Eng) degree will require evidence of in-depth understanding, mastery of research techniques and the ability to critically analyse data. Most of the taught modules run over a semester while other modules extend over the whole academic session with the major research project starting in Semester 2 and continuing through the summer. Assessment is by examinations, coursework and an individual dissertation.

Successful completion of all module assessment components and the research project with an average score of at least 50% is required for the award of the MSc degree. For more information or any queries please email pgeng@liv.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)152 794 5927