Information about MSc Engineering for Biomedicine


The regulations are the 'rules' which define how your MSc mark is calculated. The regulations are posted on this webpage before the year starts and may only be changed with agreement from both staff and students. 

All exams and coursework, their pass-marks, and their contributions to the overall year mark are stated in this document, along with a description of the marks required to pass the year, and the implications should a student not satisfy those criteria.

Regulations 2023-24
Programme Regulations
 MSc Engineering for Biomedicine Regulations 2023-24 HB9O MSc Engineering in Biomedicine
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The Departmental Student Handbook is issued to you in week one of Autumn term in hardcopy for each year of your programme, and is also posted on this page in electronic form.

The handbook contains very important information for your academic life, and also for your life in College outside of work. You should read the handbook as soon as possible after you receive it so that if an event or circumstance arises, you know what action to take, or at least know that the information on what action to take is available to you.

The information in the handbook was correct at the time of going to printing. Students should be aware that occasionally changes have to be made. Keep an eye on the website, and check your emails regularly for updates.

Included in the handbook is information on:

  • What to do if you run into difficulties affecting your academic life
  • What to do if you run into difficulties in your personal life, such as illness
  • Departmental and College contacts and resources available to you
  • Information on the structure and content of the degree programme

Student handbook:

Programme Specifications

The programme specification provides a definitive record of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student may reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities provided. This programme specification is intended as a reference point for prospective students, current students, external examiners and academic and support staff.

MSc Engineering in Biomedicine Programme Specification 2023-24 - in development

Programme specifications are also available on the Registry's website.


Bioengineering is at the interface of engineering and medicine, advancing knowledge in engineering, biology and medicine, and improving human health through cross-disciplinary activities.

This course allows outstanding clinical and life sciences graduates to develop their technical skills and understanding of biomedical engineering.

This course will prepare you to analyse and solve problems in bioengineering using an integrated, multidisciplinary approach. During the course, you will develop your knowledge through interaction with students on other programmes in the Department.

Structure Overview

Your first two terms focus on lectures and practical work, followed by full-time work on a research project. A range of seminars and workshops will help deepen and broaden your research skills-base. 

Tailored courses in maths and computing will enable you to engage with the fundamentals of bioengineering.

In your core modules, you will learn the basics of engineering maths, biomedical imaging, programming skills, statistical and data analysis tools, medical device certification, and how to assess critically relevant scientific literature.

Through optional modules, you will have the chance to learn about a diverse range of topics relevant to regenerative medicine, diagnosis and treatment of disease, orthopaedics, and synthetic biology. Here, you will have the opportunity to develop specialist expertise in areas in which you are most interested.

Your studies culminate in a substantial research project. This project will be hosted by one of our world-leading research groups. 

This course runs for 12 months, starting in late September. You will be expected to spend the summer months working full-time on your individual research project. We do not recommend this course for students who would like to take up clinical jobs starting in early August. 

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