Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering



Our undergraduate students are taught in small, intimate classes by the leading experts in their field, many of whom have active collaborations with clinicians and scientists in nearby teaching hospitals.

Although we are a large Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering department, we are relatively small in terms of numbers of undergraduate students. This has the advantage of smaller class sizes, and means that our staff are research active — so that students can learn about the latest innovations from leading experts in their field. 

Undergraduate Degree Programmes

Medical Physics or Biomedical Engineering?

There is little overlap between our undergraduate programmes in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. The focus of each programme is on the foundation subject: physics or engineering respectively. 

Our Medical Physics degrees are built on a strong foundation of physics and mathematics in the first two years, expanding into the application of physics methods and concepts to medicine and medical technologies in years 3 and 4. 

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Biomedical Engineering is a growing field that applies engineering technology to medical problems. The course is built on a multi-disciplinary engineering foundation (often Mechanical and Electrical).

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To learn more about the details, structure and career prospects of each programme, you can watch the introduction videos above.

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Watch Dr Karin Shmueli, our iBSc Tutor, explain the difference between our undergraduate programmes.