Biomedical Engineering MSc (Eng)

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months  
  • Programme start: September 2023
  • Entry requirements: You will usually need a 2:1 or equivalent. This should be in Engineering or Science with appropriate knowledge of core engineering science topics at bachelor degree level.
Biomedical Engineering msc eng


The growth of biomedical engineering is being driven by the demand for new treatments for diseases for the ageing worldwide population.

It is the fastest growing engineering discipline worldwide, with a projected 7% increase in biomedical engineering jobs in the USA alone over the next 4 years.

The Biomedical Engineering MSc at the University of Liverpool is at the forefront of advancing these areas.

This MSc combines academic expertise from Engineering, Physics and the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and offers the ideal opportunity to specialise in biomedical engineering and contribute towards the future development of artificial organs, medical devices and novel treatments.

This programme is suitable for graduates from engineering and physical science disciplines seeking to develop advanced specialist knowledge in biomedical engineering combined with essential research skills. It provides a strong background and advanced learning in the main biomedical engineering areas including biomechanics, imaging, tissue engineering and modelling.

Institute of Mechanical Engineers Logo This programme is fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.




Please note that this programme is suitable for intercalating medical students.

The programme has an annual start date in September and a duration of 12 months. It starts with a set of taught modules with a total weighting of 120 credits, followed by a 60-credit research project. Project work, based on a topic of industrial or scientific relevance, contributes 60 credits. The project is examined by dissertation, and award of the MSc (Eng) degree will require evidence of in-depth understanding, mastery of research techniques and the ability to critically analyse data. Most of the taught modules run over a semester while other modules extend over the whole academic session with the major research project starting in Semester 2 and continuing through the summer. Assessment is by examinations, coursework and an individual dissertation. 

Successful completion of all module assessment components and the research project with an average score of at least 50% is required for the award of the MSc degree. For more information or any queries please email

See how student, Stanley Billington has found the course. 


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A talk on Tissue Engineering by Dr Jude Curran - 

Dr Curran teach the 'Tissue Engineering' module to the Masters students.

'Ageing Human Knee' by PhD student Abby Peters - 

Musculoskeletal Biomechanics is a key theme of the Masters programme.

Guest lecture by Vascular Surgeon, Mr Steven Jones - 

Guest lecture to the Masters students by vascular surgeon Mr Steven Jones as part of the core 'Biofluid Mechanics' module

Nick Turner

Biomedical Engineering

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, 3D LifePrints 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.