Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering MSc
This MSc will equip you with state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of biomaterials, bioengineering, tissue engineering, medical engineering and related management topics. Delivered by experts from across UCL, this interdisciplinary programme attracts physical sciences, engineering and life sciences graduates, including those with qualifications in medicine.
Mode of study
- Full-time 1 year
- Part-time 2 years
- UK/EU Full-time: £10,450
- Overseas Full-time: £21,700
- All applicants: 1 August 2014
More details in Application section.
What will I learn?
You will develop an advanced knowledge of topics in biomaterials and tissue engineering alongside an awareness of the context in which healthcare engineering operates, in terms of safety, environmental, social and economic aspects. You will also gain a wide range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills necessary for a career in this field.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
There are internationally-renowned research groups in biomaterials and bioengineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering which means that you will have access to a state-of-the art research portfolio.
In recent years, UCL Mechanical Engineering has seen unprecedented activity in refurbishing and re-equipping our laboratories. For example, six new biomaterials and bioengineering laboratories have been set up using funding from the Royal Society and Wolfson Foundation.
The programme deliverers also include leading researchers from the Division of Medicine, the Eastman Dental Institute, the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and visiting experts from other UK organisations.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
An exit-level only Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) is offered.
An exit-level only Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) is offered.
Culminating in a substantial dissertation and oral presentation, the research project focuses your research interests and develops high-level presentation, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Teaching and Learning
This dynamic programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials, individual and group projects, and practical laboratory work. Assessment is through written, oral and viva-voce examinations, the dissertation and coursework (including the evaluation of laboratory reports, technical and project reports, problem solving exercises, assessment of computational and modelling skills, and oral presentations).
Further details available on subject website:
Scholarships available for this department
For prospective Master's students from the Nigerian Delta States. Students must be applying for the Chemical Process Engineering MSc, the Civil Engineering MSc or the Mechanical Engineering MSc, and must not have aleady had the chance of studying in the UK or another developed country. Students must not be current or former employees of SPDC, the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies or Wider Perspectives Ltd, or be a the relative of a current employee, and must intend to return to Nigeria after completion of the degree. These awards are based on intellectual ability and leadership potential.
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
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.
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?
An interdisciplinary programme we attract physical science, engineering and life sciences graduates, including those with medicine qualifications. It opens the door to many careers and is suitable for students wishing to become academics, researchers or professionals and for those pursuing senior management careers, in manufacturing or power engineering.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at graduate level
- why you want to study Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your academic and/or professional background meets the demands of a challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
The programme is designed to provide the necessary skills to work at a professional level in the healthcare industry, UK and worldwide.
Top career destinations for this programme
- Collaborating with Orthopaedics Research UK, PhD Research student, 2010
- Linkoping University, Sweden, PhD Research, 2010
- St George's Medical School, Medical Student, 2010
- Sponsored by Unilever, PhD in Food for Healthcare, 2010
Delivered by leading researchers from across UCL, as well as industrial experts, you will definitely have plenty of opportunities to network and keep abreast of emerging ideas in biomaterials and tissue engineering. Collaborating with companies and bodies such as the NHS, JRI Orthopaedics and Orthopaedics Research (UK) is key to our success and we will encourage you to develop networks through the programme itself and via the department’s careers programme which includes employer-led events and individual coaching. We equip our graduates with the skills and confidence needed to play a creative and leading role in the professional and research community.
"Studying at UCL provided me with the opportunity to pursue world-class research. I made numerous contacts via UCL; its reputation helped me getting first interviews and the access I had to facilities allowed me to generate research to lead to employment."
Lecturer, Newcastle University, 2009
"I was generally impressed by the composition of the modules in the degree programme, as they were structured in order to provide us the cutting-edge tools and knowledge that are appreciated by the industry and that have direct applications."
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