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, more intimate class sizes, and also means that our staff are research active, so that students can learn about the latest innovations from leading experts in their field. All our courses are accredited (Biomedical Engineering by the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and the Medical Physics programme by the Institute of Physics).
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.
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).