MDDE 2015-16

The MRes in Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship (MDDE) will prepare you for an innovative research career in Bioengineering. The programmes capitalises on the strength of the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial alongside the access to a number of local hospitals through the Imperial NHS trust, London's reputation as a financial hub and the growing medical device and broader health innovation sector. 

This was the first medical device entrepreneurship programme in the UK, and was developed from the need for more medical device activity. There is also a need to enhance the opportunities for technologies developed as a result of research to emerge successfully into patient application.


Course overview

The programme takes a project based approach in a specific area of bioengineering research. Students will also follow one, possibly two, elective courses from the MBA and MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management programmes in the Imperial Business School. The bulk of the training will take place in year-long group projects aimed at developing an engineering developmental and startup business plan around a medical device concept.

Students are required to attend departmental seminars, as well as a selection of other seminars throughout College, and may also attend lectures from the MSc Biomedical Engineering programme.

Imperial College London works closely with employers and industry, including Industrial Advisory Panels to design Master’s courses which provide graduates with technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills and to encourage students to take internships and placements.

All Master's courses are designed with employer needs in mind with some Master’s courses accredited by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies. Most Master’s courses offer an opportunity to carry out research projects in industry.

Entry requirements

The minimum qualification for admission is normally at least an upper second class honours degree in a Physical, Engineering, Mathematical, or Life/Biomedical Sciences-based subject from an UK academic institution or an equivalent overseas qualification.

You can also take this course as the first year of a 4-year PhD programme. Please see our PhD programme webpages or contact the Student Administrators on for further details.

The deadline for applications is 31st July. Applications received after this date may not receive full consideration for 2018-19 entry.
(Applicants who require a visa should apply no later than 31 May to allow sufficient time for the decision and visa processes.)