MSc in Biomedical Engineering

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering

Program Description

MSc in Biomedical Engineering

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering

MSc in Biomedical Engineering

The MSc is a modular conversion course which provides broad training in biomedical engineering to help you progress with a career in research, industry or in the NHS.

We bring together engineering, medicine and the life and physical sciences to enable the development of relevant clinical and industrial research.

The programme explores advances in technology and engineering to generate applications and solutions to clinically relevant problems.

As part of the course you’ll go on visits to local clinical centres and attend lectures from industrialists and visiting experts from the UK and overseas. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet our many industrial and clinical partners to help advise and further your career.

You’ll study

The first and second semesters consist of taught classes, laboratory demonstrations, practical exercises and clinical visits.

Following this, Diploma students complete a project dissertation and MSc students complete a research or development project reported by a thesis.


The Department of Biomedical Engineering was formed in 2012 following the merger of the Bioengineering Unit and the National Centre for Prosthetics & Orthotics.


The MSc in Biomedical Engineering is accredited by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). An IPEM-accredited MSc is normally required for those wishing to pursue careers as Clinical Scientists in the National Health Service.

Course content

Compulsory classes:

  • Medical Science for Engineering


  • Engineering Science
  • Professional studies in Biomedical Engineering
  • Research Methodology
  • Biomedical Electronics
  • Biomedical Instrumentation

Elective classes:

  • Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Tissues mechanics
  • Clinical & Sports Biomechanics
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biosignal Processing & Analysis
  • Biomaterials & Biocompatibility
  • Cardiovascular Devices

MSc students only:

  • MSc Project

PgDip students only:

  • PgDip Biomedical Engineering Dissertation

Learning & teaching

Instructional classes include:

  • lectures
  • laboratory demonstrations
  • practical exercises
  • clinical visits

You’ll also have the opportunity to visit local clinical centres and attend seminars given by visiting experts from the UK and overseas.


This credit-based modular degree comprises assessed instructional modules and project work.

Entry requirements

First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering, physical science, life science, medicine, or a profession allied to medicine.

For candidates with other qualifications, or who may benefit from a longer period of study, the MSc can be undertaken over 21 months.

English Language Requirement

IELTs 6.5 or equivalent

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 6, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug. 2018
12 - 21 months
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19,100 GBP
United Kingdom - Glasgow, Scotland
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