Biomedical Engineering (Healthcare) MSc (Eng)

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months  
  • Programme start: Autumn 2021
  • Entry requirements: A UK 2.1 or equivalent will be required in Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Optometry, Anatomy or a related subject. This course is also available for intercalating medical students upon completion of their third year.

Overview

The Biomedical Engineering (Healthcare Pathway) MSc is a programme for intercalating medical students and Life Science related, non-engineering graduates. The MSc provides students with a sound knowledge of the principles of the key sub-disciplines within biomedical engineering and develops skills vital to the role of engineering in Healthcare.

 

Biomedical engineers are vital to Healthcare

The scope of Biomedical Engineering in Healthcare encompasses many aspects and careers in:

  • Developing Medical devices for diagnosis, treatment & rehabilitation
  • Measurement, modelling, monitoring and simulation of human physiology and anatomy
  • Tissue engineering and biomaterials
  • Inventing & developing products for wellness & independent living.

Biomedical engineering components are found in a vast and ever increasing range of products; from Artificial organs, Biomaterials & regenerative engineering, Computer simulation for surgery and Image-guided robot surgery, to products for Independent living, Medical imaging, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedic implants, Tissue engineering and much more

Although most teaching is through traditional lectures and practical classes, active learning methodologies are being introduced to many postgraduate modules to enhance the learning experience.

Assessment will take place through written examinations and continuous learning exercises. Many of the modules require students to develop skills in independent learning.

Nick Turner - Biomedical Engineering MSc

Studying an accredited course, such as Biomedical Engineering MSc (Eng) at The University of Liverpool, places you in a very strong professional standing upon completion.  For me, the course was a direct link to industry and allowed me step into the profession I aspired to be in.

Nick Turner

Why School of Engineering?

Outstanding Facilities

The School of Engineering has a well-deserved and highly respected reputation for its excellent experimental and computational facilities. Our £32 million redevelopment includes the stateof- the-art ‘Active Learning Labs’, a cutting-edge teaching facility, one of the largest and best equipped in Europe.

We have state-of-the-art facilities for biomedical engineering research in the School of Engineering including a Microbiology and Tissue Culture lab, Biomechanics lab and 3D printing and additive manufacturing facilities.

Career Prospects

Our Postgraduate courses are designed to ensure students develop their expertise, communication and team working skills as well as skills in fields of research whilst increasing their employability and professional accreditation.

We provide pathways into rewarding careers and our award-winning University of Liverpool Careers & Employability Service provides a range of services to maximise your career prospects and opportunities after you graduate.

 

We've consistently achieved the highest grades in research assessments and many of our research programmes some of our partners include

We also work with numerous other industrial partners inlcuding:-

  • Augusta Westland
  • Airbus
  • National Oceanography Centre
  • BAE Systems
  • QinetiQ
  • Unilever
  • P&G
  • Jaguar
  • Ford
  • ARUP
  • National Nuclear Laboratory.

World Leading Research

The University of Liverpool’s School of Engineering has the second highest proportion of world-leading research in Metallurgy and Materials in the UK and is also involved with internationally recognised, ground breaking research, including the following:

  • Biomedical Engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering disciplines. We have state-of-the-art biomedical facilities including new tissue engineering and biomaterials laboratories
  • Additive Manufacturing and Medical Engineering – we are the international leader in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM) working on both AM equipment development and the production processes for the manufacture of implants. We work with the international leaders in orthopaedic implant manufacturing and world-renowned Metrology/ AM equipment manufacturers to develop our ideas from laboratory to fabrication
  • Flight Science and Technology (FS&T) is one of our five star research groups within the School of Engineering and has received over £10 million in funding for ground breaking rotor craft and wing simulations research to date
  • The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation – this is the only centre of its kind in Europe, bringing together the expertise, resources and global contacts from the University of Liverpool, University partners and international industry to develop new products, processes and services to deliver positive environmental impacts globally. 

Centres of Doctoral Training

The University of Liverpool has been awarded significant funding as part of a government investment in postgraduate training. As one of only 24 UK Universities to be involved in setting up prestigious Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT), the University of Liverpool is collaborating in the following CDTs:

  • Global Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments
  • Next Generation Nuclear
  • Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
  • New and Sustainable Photovoltaics
  • Fusion Energy
  • Understanding the Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean.

These CDTs offer great opportunities for funding PHD study.

Engineering Research Centres

Our postgraduate programmes and worldclass research groups are clustered into interdisciplinary Research Centres which cut across traditional departmental boundaries. The result is a dynamic and stimulating academic environment where you’ll be challenged by new ideas, concepts and approaches to engineering challenges.

The Centre for Materials and Structures incorporates research that is ranked second highest in the UK for world-leading research in Metallurgy and Materials. Core areas of expertise include Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing with lasers, Functional Materials, Bioengineering, Structural Materials and Mechanics.

The Centre for Engineering Dynamics specialises in world-class research on the dynamics of flight, fluids and structures, including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Aeroelasticity, Vibration, Flight Simulation, Automative Engine Design, and Complex Systems Dynamics.

The Centre for Engineering Sustainability is excelling through our long-standing expertise in Marine Renewable Energy, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Alternative Technology, and growing areas in Environmental and Sustainable Engineering.

Integrated throughout all of our research centres and working closely with various University departments is our Institute for Risk and Uncertainty. The institute leads our internationally-recognised and acclaimed research and teaching in Engineering Risk Analysis, Stochastic Modelling and Robust Design, the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC), the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy and the new Nano Investigation Centre (ICaL), in addition to close working relationships with many international industrial partners.

Research Opportunities

Postgraduate research opportunities are continually changing and developing. They may be supported by funding linked to a specific research programme, however we welcome enquiries from applicants with their own research ideas and will work with you to secure funding for your PhD studies.