Biomedical Engineering MSc
Why choose this course
When biology and engineering meet, incredible things happen. People regain their strength and independence, rediscover life, and challenge what we once believed was impossible.
Running continuously for more than 50 years, our MSc in Biomedical Engineering is one of the longest-established in the world. You’ll benefit from access to experts of international acclaim and teaching in advanced facilities, including our new £12m Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory.
What you will study
Our MSc in Biomedical Engineering will equip you with a breadth of expertise with a focus on solving real-world, biomedical problems.
The first semester incorporates modules covering core topics in engineering, biology and research practice. In the second semester, you will delve into specialist modules on human movement analysis, prostheses, implants, physiological measurements, rehabilitation, and computer methods applied across the discipline. Your research project will be carried out across both semesters and the summer period.
This course uses a blend of teaching methods, including lectures and tutorials, visits to hospitals and industry, computer workshops, and laboratory work. You will be taught by lecturers who are at the forefront of their field, as well as forward-thinking industry experts.
Our MSc in Biomedical Engineering is accredited by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.
|Qualification||Study mode||Course length||Placement||Start date|
|MSc||Full-time||12 months||October 2019|
|MSc||Part-time||24 months||October 2019|
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM).
Accredited by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM).
Our course is made up from eight taught modules worth 15 credits each. You will also carry out a Research Project which is worth 60 credits. At this moment in time, we do not offer optional modules and all are compulsory.
In Semester 1, one day a week is assigned to each of the modules you’ll be taught. However, your Semester 2 modules will cover more specific, specialist topics in biomedical engineering. You can expect these to be taught over an intensive two-week period.
All the taught modules have a continual assessment component which carries 40 per cent of the final mark. These take the form of essay-type coursework assignments or mini projects. You will also carry out a Research Project module which begins in Semester 1 and progresses through Semester 2 and the summer period.
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Terms and conditions
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Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.
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“I feel that Surrey’s MSc in Biomedical Engineering not only gave me a broad knowledge-base of the subject, but also an understanding of a career in academia.”
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The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.
Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
Year 1 (full-time)
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7
All modules are compulsory.
Year 1 (part-time)
Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7
All modules are compulsory. Any two modules per semester apart from ENGM195 being taken in year 2. Part Time students start their Research Project (ENGM209) in the Summer period of Year 1.
Year 2 (part-time)
Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7
All modules are compulsory. ENGM195 mandatory for second year.
Timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators. View our Timetabling Policy (PDF).
Learning and disability
We have two services, the Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.
Student Personal Learning and Study Hub
SPLASH is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can help you develop your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.
Find out more about the study support available.
Additional Learning Support
ALS is the University’s disability and neurodiversity service which supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).
If you have a disability, we encourage you to disclose your condition and register with the service so you can be appropriately supported during your studies.
The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for the Disabled Students' Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also available.
See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.
A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either engineering or science, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements.
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English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).
View the other English language qualifications that we accept.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here. The University of Surrey is also an IELTS test centre.
The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims.
Please see the Code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.
|Study mode||Start date||Placement||UK/EU fees||Overseas fees|
- These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2019-20 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually.
- If you are on a two-year full-time Euromasters or MFA programme, or a two-year or three-year part-time masters programme (excluding modular/self-paced/distance learning), the annual fee is payable in Year 1 and Year 2 of the programme.
Scholarships and bursaries
Surrey International Scholarship for Engineering and Physical Sciences 2019 entry
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