MRes student working on her micro-fluidic device.
  • Postgraduate taught
  • MRes


Develop analytical and problem solving skills for a career in bioengineering.

Develop analytical and problem solving skills for a career in bioengineering

Get industry recognition with an accredited degree

Build your research experience alongside a subject expert on an extensive bioengineering project

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MRes

  • Duration

    1 year, 2 years

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode

    Full-time, Part-time

  • Fees

    • £17,600 Home

    • £40,900 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

    • White City

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:1 in an engineering, physical sciences, mathematical, life sciences or biomedical sciences subject

View full entry requirements

Course overview

Enhance your analytical and problem-solving skills for a career in bioengineering research on this Master's course.

You'll advance your knowledge of engineering, biology and medicine, and discover how bioengineering techniques can improve sustainability and human health through cross-disciplinary activities.

You'll learn through a mixture of lectures and practical work, before applying your skills to a research project. Seminars and workshops will deepen your skill base and analytical expertise for a role within bioengineering research.

You'll also have the opportunity to participate in mini-symposia guided by experts in academia and industry.

This course is available both part-time and full-time, making it suitable if you're looking to fit studies around your professional commitments.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll take all of these core modules.

Core modules

For the Topics in Bioengineering Research module you’ll choose two optional modules.


Optional modules

You'll complete a research project supported by at least one academic member of staff. 

Your supervisor will be an expert in their field, with a keen interest in your particular research topic. Your research project will be agreed with your MRes supervisor(s) at the time of application.

The research project provides you with an opportunity to demonstrate your advanced knowledge and write extensively on your chosen research theme.

Professional accreditation

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Our accreditation agreements are renewed every five years and the current agreement runs until 2023.

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning


  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Research project

  • 3% Lectures and tutorials
  • 14% Independent study
  • 83% Research

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Group exercises
  • Lab work
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • A person studying independently
    Independent study
  • Recorded lectures available online
    Lecture recordings
  • Individual research project
    Research project
  • Scientist holding test tube
  • Person giving seminar
  • Workshops

Balance of assessment


  • Practical
  • Coursework

  • 50% Practical
  • 50% Coursework

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
  • Person making a presentation
    Oral presentations
  • Research thesis
  • Papers from a written report
    Written reports

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply now

You can submit one application form per year of entry. You can choose up to two courses.

Application deadlines – Round 3 closes on Friday 5 July 2024

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Build a solid foundation for a bioengineering career through doctoral research or industry experience.

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Enhance your research skills, scientific analysis, and teamwork skills.

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You will also learn transferable skills that will be valuable in a variety of career paths.

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These include the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, manufacturing, IT and communications.

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Other potential career paths include finance and insurance, healthcare, public administration, and research and development.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications