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Biomedical Engineering - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

The MSc in Biomedical Engineering delivers state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of Biomedical Engineering at postgraduate level. Our programme adopts a unique systems approach, which will enable you to consider new perspectives in tackling research and industrial problems in the healthcare sector.

Our advanced modules are informed by the active research of our academic staff, preparing you for a career in advanced technology. Many students go on to take a PhD or EnD, while others move on to industry.

*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. We recommend that you have a look at the problems shown on the link for prescribed mathematical concepts prior to applying and see if you can do them: All applicants will be required to take an online maths test as part of the application process.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

  • Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
  • Imaging and Sensing in Body and Brain
  • Biomechanics
  • Healthcare Technology Engineering
  • Biomedical Systems Modelling
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Individual Project

Optional Modules:

Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:

  • Biomedical Materials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative
  • Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


The degree comprises eight taught modules and a project. The individual project entails an in-depth experimental, theoretical or computational investigation on a topic chosen by the student in conjunction with an academic supervisor.

Contact Hours:

The MSc degree (totalling 180 credits) comprises:

i) Eight taught modules (15 credits each)

ii) A research project (60 credits)

The typical workload for a 15-credit module is as follows:

i) 20-30 hours of lectures/seminars

ii) 5 hours of laboratory work

iii) 45 hours of private/directed study

iv) 70 hours of assessed work

The research project is valued at 60 credits and students should plan to execute around 600 hours of work towards the completion of the project dissertation.

Class Sizes:

Class sizes for lectures, practical laboratory sessions and seminars vary depending on the number of students taking the module.


A combination of coursework and written examinations.

Our graduates have gone on to work in in sectors including: Construction; Manufacturing; Information and communication; Professional, scientific and technical activities.

They have progressed into roles such as: Biomedical Engineer, Project Manager (Medical Engineer), Clinical Technologist, Field Service Engineer

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any physical science (such as Engineering,
Maths, Physics, Chemistry), Life Sciences or Medicine, provided you can demonstrate an appropriate background in fundamental mathematical concepts. A strong A level maths
grade is a minimum requirement.

Important note: In order for you to cope easily with the course we are looking for competence in the majority of the mathematics taught in the first and second year of an undergraduate Engineering or Physics course.

English Language Requirements

Band A

IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

Department of Study

School of Engineering

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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Offer holders qualify to apply for a School of Engineering Taught Master’s Scholarship. For 2018 entry, 9 scholarships were available for £5k-£10k each.

Additional Course Costs

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.

How to Apply

Department website

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.