Students come from backgrounds in either the physical sciences and engineering or biological and medical sciences. 

The MRes Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship is a full-time course, covering a full calendar year. It includes a taught component and a substantial research project.

Taught element

You study three taught modules, worth a little over 20% of the degree. There are also weekly seminars for at least the first two terms.

Computational and Statistical Methods for Research (50%)

Provides a foundation in Python programming and statistical methods to prepare students for their extended research project.

Medical Device Entrepreneurship (50%)

A case-study based introduction to medical device entrepreneurship, with lectures often given by guest speakers from start-ups, industry and investment films to develop a sense of the process and challenges in bringing devices to market

Topics in Biomedical Engineering and Business (pass/fail)

Students chose two level 7 master’s modules offered by the Department of Bioengineering or the Business School, based on relevance to their specific research project.

Research element

The research project makes up a little under 80% of your degree and provides an opportunity to demonstrate your advanced knowledge, write extensively on an emerging research theme and apply your developing entrepreneurial skills.

There are four assessed components:

  • Marketing analysis and development (13.3r%)
  • Elevator pitch (13.3r%)
  • Written research / development project (60%)
  • Oral viva (13.3r%)

Successful applicants will be contacted by the course director in the summer before the programme starts to discuss project allocations. Students will have input into project selection but available projects vary from year to year.