Engineering for Biomedicine
  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Engineering for Biomedicine

Learn how to tackle modern healthcare challenges with bioengineering technology.

Learn how to tackle modern healthcare challenges with bioengineering technology

Develop your research skills in one of the UK’s leading centres for MedTech innovation

Take a multidisciplinary approach to your learning to enhance your career options

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £17,600 Home

    • £40,900 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

    • White City

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:1 in a clinical science, life science, or physical science subject where there is significant human biology content.

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Course overview

Discover how bioengineering can help tackle modern global healthcare challenges in this cross-disciplinary MSc course.

Bioengineers are leading the way in improving lives through the development of rapid testing technologies and design of new life-saving devices. This course will help you develop the technical understanding and problem-solving skills needed to flourish in the increasingly important field of biomedical engineering.

You'll learn how to apply this knowledge to the development of life-saving technologies using an integrated, multidisciplinary approach. Ethical issues will also be examined, where you'll explore the implications of potential medical devices.

Teaching will be shared across our South Kensington and White City campuses, including at the Sir Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Hub, Imperial's new centre for MedTech innovation.


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, and apply your research skills to an extensive individual research project.

You will also choose one module from Group A.

Core modules

Group A

You’ll choose five optional modules, including up to two from Group B, and between three and five from Group C.


Optional modules – Group B

Optional modules – Group C

The individual research project will give you the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned in the rest of the course to current research problems. 

You'll develop important project management, teamwork and communication skills that are highly valued by employers and international research groups.

The work should demonstrate independence and originality, and will be carried out under the guidance of a member of the academic staff and their research group.

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning


  • Lectures and seminars
  • Independent study

  • 15% Lectures and seminars
  • 85% Independent study

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Study groups
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • Computing labs
  • Presentations
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Person giving seminar
    Guest lectures
  • A person studying independently
    Independent study

Balance of assessment


  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Practical

  • 35% Coursework
  • 35% Exams
  • 30% Practical

Assessment methods

  • Problem sheets
  • Lab reports
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Papers from a written report
    Project reports
  • Oral presentations
  • Person making a presentation
    Poster presentations
  • Person completing coursework
    In-class progress tests
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams
  • Oral exams

Entry requirements

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

How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2024 entry.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

Test tubes

Gain transferable skills relevant to a career in biomedical engineering or similar fields.

Briefcase with a hand below it

Around 60% of postgraduates find employment upon graduation, while just over a third opt for continued study or training.

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With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors.

Medicine logo in circle

Medicine, healthcare and the medical device industry are just some of your options.

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Other potential career paths could include research, teaching, start-ups, consultancy and finance.

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