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 22% 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 choose four level 7 master’s modules offered by the Department of Bioengineering based on relevance to their specific research project

Research element

The research project makes up 78% of the degree and provides an opportunity to demonstrate advanced knowledge, write extensively on an emerging research theme and apply developing entrepreneurial skills.

There are four assessed components:

  • Marketing analysis and development plan (13%)
  • Elevator pitch (13%)
  • Written research / development project (thesis) (61%)
  • Oral viva (13%)

Successful applicants will be contacted by the course director in the summer before the programme starts to discuss project allocations, with students having input into project selection. Available projects vary from year to year.