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MSc Biomedical Engineering


Develop state-of-the art knowledge and understanding of Biomedical Engineering at postgraduate level

Warwick School of Engineering has a unique systems approach to biomedical research and teaching. Our MSc in Biomedical Engineering delivers advanced modules developed across disciplines incorporating biomedical signal processing, medical imaging, predictive modelling, medical device design, electronics, communication, software, hardware, systems thinking and machine intelligence.

In addition you will be assigned an in-depth individual project, which will allow you to work closely with an academic on state-of-the-art biomedical engineering research and innovation, often linked with industry, and with cutting-edge areas of application across the biomedical field.

This course prepares students for careers in advanced biomedical engineering, including within biomedical engineering research institutions, medical device manufacturers, medical device regulators, and of course, hospitals. This includes research into biomedical systems and devices, their manufacture, overseeing medical device clinical trails, purchasing and maintenance.

Watch the video above to hear about the course from academic staff and students.


Warwick has a unique systems approach to research and teaching and so modules are developed across disciplines in parallel to our research.

The MSc degree (totalling 180 credits) comprises:

  • Eight taught modules (15 credits each)
  • Research project (60 credits)

Core modules

Optional modules

Example optional modules may include:

Individual research project

Part of the course credit comprises a substantial project appropriateLink opens in a new window to the course of study. This entails an in-depth experimental, theoretical or computational investigation of a topic chosen by the student in conjunction with an academic supervisor. The project is a piece of original research or innovative design, providing ideal training and preparation for industrial/clinical R&D or a PhD.

We are constantly evolving our courses to keep up with developments in engineering and requirements for industry so it is important you check our website for the most up-to-date information on module availability.

Research-Led Teaching

Teaching is underpinned by research activities in biomechanics, biomaterials, systems biology and medicine, synthetic biology, computational intelligence in biomedical engineering, neural engineering, medical imaging, biomedical signal processing, healthcare technologies, telemedicine, medical sensors and diagnostics, and many other topics in biomedical engineering and biomedical science. Activities within the School or activities in which the School is heavily involved include those listed below:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can detect low-glucose levels via ECG without fingerprick testA recent example of cutting-edge research within the biomedical group is the diagnosis of low blood sugar levels using AI deep neural network techniques. The advantage of this technique is that the measurement is taken using a non-invasive wearable device rather than analysing blood taken from a finger prick. This innovation came from the Applied Biomedical Signal Processing and Intelligent eHealth lab, led by Dr Leandro Pecchia.

“Fingerpricks are never pleasant and in some circumstances are particularly cumbersome… our innovation consisted in using artificial intelligence for [automatically] detecting hypoglycemia via few ECG beats. This is relevant because ECG can be detected in any circumstance, including sleeping." Dr Leandro Pecchia

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are published on the University website:

MSc Biomedical Engineering 2024Link opens in a new window

How to apply

Applications for 2024 entry are now open. More information about the application process is available on the University websiteLink opens in a new window.

There are two main costs for students undertaking postgraduate study - academic fees and living expenses.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. For details of the fees and how to pay, please review the Warwick Student Finance pagesLink opens in a new window - Engineering are 'Standard Course Fees Band 2.

Living expenses

As well as tuition fees, students should budget for accommodation, food, books and other general expenditure such as clothes or leisure. Living costs will depend upon your lifestyle and spending patterns.

International students must be able to prove they have the necessary funds to cover these expenses. For more information on all costs see living expenses.


The School of Engineering offer scholarshipsLink opens in a new window throughout the year, check the page regularly for the latest funding opportunities.

Admissions enquiries

Please contact the Postgraduate Admissions teamLink opens in a new window.

Course enquiries

Talk to staff and students at the School of Engineering in a live chat or contact us via email.

You are also welcome to call us: +44 (0) 24 7652 2046 or +44 (0) 24 7652 4826.


There are a range of online and in-person optionsLink opens in a new window to help you discover more about your course, visit campus and get a sense of postgraduate life at Warwick.

We would be happy to show you around the School of Engineering. Please contact us to arrange to visit in person. You can also have a look around our facilities in our 360 degree virtual tourLink opens in a new window.

 The Biomedical MSc at Warwick has given me the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics within the field, as well as getting hands on experience, applying the knowledge gained in lectures. As well as finding this very interesting, it gave me a competitive advantage when looking for a job."

Charlotte, MSc in Biomedical Engineering student

360 Virtual Tour

Want to see what our facilities look like?

Click on the link below to watch our 360 degree virtual tour of the School of Engineering.

Please note that if you are watching the video on an IPhone you will need to watch via the YouTube app rather than through the Safari browser.

Essential Information

Course details
MSc Biomedical Engineering
1 year full time | Course code: P-H800

Accrediting institutions
IET, IMechE, InstMC

Application deadline
2 August 2024

Course start date
30th September 2024

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and fundingLink opens in a new window

This information is applicable for 2024 entry.

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