Medical Technology Entrepreneurship MRes

The Medical Technologies sector is seeing unprecedented growth, with an increasing need for candidates with a skill set combining scientific proficiency with entrepreneurial and business flair. This innovative programme is based at the UCL Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) Enterprise Academy and offers a unique graduate pathway into this flourishing sector.

Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 year
  • Part-time 2 years

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £4,500
  • UK/EU Part-time: £2,250
  • Overseas Full-time: £20,900
  • Overseas Part-time: £10,450

Application date

  • All applicants: 1 August 2014

More details in Application section.

What will I learn?

This programme combines medical device scientific research and development with training in translation techniques, enterprise and entrepreneurship. Students will learn about entrepreneurial finance and gain knowledge in business management, while carrying out technical research that will give them a solid grounding in medical device development. The programme gives the essential skills to move forward in the medical device sector.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The UCL Institute of Biomedical Engineering Enterprise Academy is the only source of coherent entrepreneurship training for medical technology graduate students in the UK.

Entrepreneurial training will be conducted by several UCL departments, including the Department of Management Science and Innovation.

It is possible that a student may spend time in industry if partially funded by an industrial sponsor. Links are also being built with Yale University and students may have the opportunity to spend short periods of time there.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of four optional modules (60 credits), and a dissertation/report (120 credits).

Core Modules

  • There are no core modules for this programme.


  • Two scientific modules will be chosen from a wide range of appropriate MSc modules across UCL
  • Two skills modules with an emphasis on entrepreneurship will also be available at UCL either directly through the IBME or through the Department of Management Science and Innovation.


All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of a maximum of 10,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, problem classes, workshops, and projects. Assessment of taught components is through unseen written examinations or by assessed coursework.

Further details available on subject website:

Scholarships available for this department

Brown Family Bursary

This award is based on financial need.

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant science or medical subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with a different degree, or with no degree but with relevant professional experience, may be considered. All such applications will be subject to approval by the Dean of Students (Academic).

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Standard

How to apply

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.

Who can apply?

This MSc is for motivated individuals with entrepreneurial aspirations who want to see their research make an impact. The programme is suitable for those wishing to understand translation pathways for a future research career, whether in industrial or academic careers.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Medical Technology Entrepreneurship at graduate level
  • why you want to study Medical Technology Entrepreneurship at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging academic environment
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


It is anticipated that on completion of this programme students will either embark on a career in medical technology entrepreneurship or pursue doctoral research in this expanding area.


This programme offers a unique opportunity to combine engineering with business skills and be at the forefront of this emerging market as the balance of power shifts from pharmaceutical to medical technology.

Next steps


Dr Jennifer Griffiths

T: +44 (0)20 3108 1055


Medical Physics & Bioengineering

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