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MSc Biomedical Engineering (H800)



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

Our MSc in Biomedical Engineering delivers state-of-the art knowledge and understanding of Biomedical Engineering at postgraduate level. Our advanced modules are informed by the active research expertise of our academic staff, and prepare students for careers in advanced technology. Warwick provides a study environment that fosters stimulation and permits students to advance their knowledge and skills.

This programme in Biomedical Engineering enables students to develop expertise in an exciting and expanding area. Topics covered include:

    • Biomedical imaging techniques (whole body with a focus on the brain)
    • Compartmental modelling in physiology and medicine
    • Biomechanics, including at the cell level
    • Properties and design of the materials employed in medical applications, as well as tissue engineering
    • Healthcare technologies, their design and applications
    • Signal processing and data analysis techniques for physiological data

            Students will also attend seminars on project planning/management, ethics, health & safety, report writing, library skills and career management, to help prepare them for the demands of the course and for future study or employment.

            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 (note that each link will open in a new browser page):

            Please note that the information on these webpages is applicable for 2019 entry. We are currently reviewing this course for 2020 entry. Please check this webpage again in Spring 2019 for the latest information regarding 2020 entry.

            The MSc degree (totalling 180 credits) comprises:

            1. Eight taught modules (15 credits each) - 6 Core and 2 selected on arrival.
            2. Research project (60 credits)

            Core modules

            • Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering (ES97C)
            • Imaging and Sensing in Body and Brain (ES97D)
            • Healthcare Technology Engineering (ES97F)
            • Biomedical Systems Modelling (ES4A4)
            • Biomedical Signal Processing (ES97H)

            Optional modules

            Choose from two of the following:

            • Biomedical Materials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ES97G)
            • Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering (ES97K) (not available in 2018-19)
            • Systems Modelling and Simulation (ES93Q)
            • Affective Computing (ES4E9)

            *Optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up to date. We are currently reviewing the optional module list for Biomedical Engineering and recommend that you check this webpage again in future for the most up-to-date information.

            Individual project (ES97N)

            Part of the course credit comprises a substantial project appropriate 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.


                              In order to come to Warwick you need to hold an unconditional offer. All applicants must satisfy the general postgraduate admissions requirements and also those of the course which they wish to pursue.

                              • A second class UK honours degree or equivalent in a relevant branch of engineering or science degree.
                                • You can see how your current degree score or GPA equates to the British system on the International Office's equivalent scores table.
                              • Two academic references. You should nominate referees who can provide an informed view of your academic ability and suitability for your chosen programme of study.
                              • Maths statement: A brief statement written by you that confirms that you understand the level of mathematics required for this course. We ask that you look at the problems shown on the linkfor the prescribed mathematical concepts and see if you can do them. All applicants will be expected to know the prescribed mathematical concepts and the onus is on the individual to ensure that they understand the required material. In order to cope easily with the course we are looking for competence in the majority of mathematics that is taught in the first and second year of an undergraduate Engineering or Physics course. Note: We may also ask you to undertake a short assessment when considering your admission.
                              • English Language Qualification: If your first language is not English you will be expected to obtain one of the following recognised English Language qualifications:
                                • IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no component less than 6.0
                                • TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 92 with minimum components; Reading 22, Listening 21, Speaking 23, Writing 21
                                • Other tests are accepted, click here for details of Band A scores.
                              • ATAS: If you are from outside the EU you may require ATAS clearance. Full instructions about this process and how to apply will be sent to you after an offer for admission is made. Please do not attempt to compile the list of modules by yourself as both core and optional/elective modules must be listed and a partial list will invalidate your ATAS certificate.


                              We ask you to use our online application form because it is the quickest and most efficient method for applying for admission to postgraduate courses.

                              There is a non-refundable online application fee for taught postgraduate courses of £55 for online applications. Unpaid applications remain within the system for 20 days from completing the application form online before being withdrawn automatically. For payment details please contact Postgraduate Admissions

                              Application Form Course Details:
                              Department: School of Engineering
                              Course Type: Taught
                              Degree: Biomedical Engineering


                              Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.


                              The accredited MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng (Hons) accredited for CEng will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration.

                              It should be noted that graduates from an accredited MSc programme that do not also have an appropriately accredited Honours degree, will not be regarded as having the exemplifying qualifications for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council; and will need to have their qualifications individually assessed through the Individual Case Procedure if they wish to progress to CEng.

                              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 pages - 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 scholarships throughout the year, check the page regularly for the latest funding opportunities.

                              Postal address:

                              Postgraduate Office
                              School of Engineering
                              Library Road
                              University of Warwick
                              CV4 7AL

                               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 (17/18 cohort)

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                              Essential Information

                              Degree title:

                              Degree of Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSc)


                              1 year full time
                              A 12 month registration taking into account 30 weeks of teaching during the academic year and project work throughout.

                              Application deadline
                              31st July 2019

                              Course Start Date
                              30th September 2019

                              Location of study
                              School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom

                              PG Prospectus

                              Campus Tour and PG Visits


                              Application checklist

                              This information is applicable for 2019 entry. We are currently reviewing this course for 2020 entry. Please check this webpage again in Spring 2019 for the latest information regarding 2020 entry.