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MSc in Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Duration: Full time for 12 months or part time flexible learning spread over up to 5 years.
Start Date: Late September each year.
Entry: A minimum of a second-class Honours degree from a UK university in a suitable engineering subject or appropriate medical qualification or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

All candidates must satisfy UCL's English language requirements.

A taught masters programme, which will deliver state-of-the-art knowledge in Biomaterials, Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Medical Engineering and related management topics at masters level via lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions. The taught part of the programme is followed by a research project. The programme is designed to be inter-disciplinary and attractive to physical science, engineering and life sciences graduates, including those with qualifications in medicine. The major educational aims are to provide:

  • an advanced knowledge of topics in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and in associated subjects,
  • a wide range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills that will allow students to develop a flexible professional career in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering,
  • an awareness of the context in which healthcare engineering operates, in terms of safety, environmental, social and economic aspects.

Further Information

Please visit the UCL Graduate Study site for full details on admission procedures, a downloadable application form and sources of funding.

If you require further information please contact our Postgraduate Admissions Officer:

Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE

graduate-info@meng.ucl.ac.uk
tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3907
fax: +44 (0)20 7388 0180

The taught component consists of eight modules:

MECHGB01 Biomaterials MECHGB05 Bioengineering
MECHGB02 Biofluids and Medical Devices MECHGB06 Evaluation and Planning of Business Opportunities in Bioprocessing and Life Sciences
MECHGB03 Biomechanics and Biostructures MECHGB07 Tissue Engineering
MECHGB04 Applications of Biomedical Engineering MECHGB08 Medical Imaging (Ionising and Non-ionising)

Modules are taught by several experts in UCL and involve mainly the Department of Mechanical Engineering with significant contributions from the Division of Medicine. Several eminent visiting lecturers also give frequent colloquia and an industrial visit to a prominent UK healthcare company is organised each year.

The second part of the programme, from Easter to September, is spent on an individual project under the supervision of a member of academic staff. The student normally selects the project from a list of projects proposed by the department's staff and other partners (see above). In some cases students may suggest their own project topic provided a member of staff is willing to adopt and supervise that project. The output from good projects is regularly presented at conferences and published in journals.

The second part of the programme, from Easter to September, is spent on an individual project under the supervision of a member of academic staff. The student normally selects the project from a list of projects proposed by the department's staff and other partners (see above). In some cases students may suggest their own project topic provided a member of staff is willing to adopt and supervise that project. The output from good projects is regularly presented at conferences and published in journals.

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