Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering MSc

London, Bloomsbury

This MSc will help you to develop advanced knowledge of biomaterials, bioengineering, tissue engineering, medical engineering and related management topics. Delivered by experts from across UCL and eminent visiting lecturers from industry and medical charities, this interdisciplinary programme attracts physical sciences, engineering and life sciences graduates, including those with qualifications in medicine.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£16,500
Programme fees on a modular (flexible) basis.
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£32,100
Programme fees on a modular (flexible) basis.
Duration
1 calendar year
5 calendar years
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 25 Feb 2022

Applications open

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in a suitable engineering subject or appropriate medical qualification or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

You will develop an advanced knowledge of topics in biomaterials and tissue engineering, alongside an awareness of the context in which healthcare engineering operates. This includes 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.

Who this course is for

As an interdisciplinary programme, we attract physical science, engineering and life sciences graduates, including those with medicine qualifications.

What this course will give you

There are internationally renowned research groups in biomaterials and bioengineering in UCL Engineering and you will have access to a state-of-the-art research portfolio.

UCL Mechanical Engineering has a range of research laboratories which enhance the study of biomaterials and tissue engineering. There are six biomaterials and bioengineering laboratories, set up with funding from the Royal Society and Wolfson Foundation. A new biomaterials processing and forming laboratory is also available in the Materials Hub in the Engineering Building.

The programme is also delivered by leading researchers across UCL's Division of Medicine, Eastman Dental Institute, the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and visiting experts from other UK organisations.

The foundation of your career

This programme is delivered by leading researchers from across UCL, as well as a variety of industrial experts. You will have a range 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.

Throughout the programme you will be encouraged to develop networks within the department and through our 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.

Employability

This MSc programme can open the door to a range of career opportunities. The programme is suitable for students wishing to become academics, researchers or professionals and for those pursuing senior management careers in manufacturing or healthcare engineering.

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. This includes the evaluation of laboratory reports, technical and project reports, problem-solving exercises, assessment of computational and modelling skills, and oral presentations.

Modules

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering.

Accessibility

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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £16,500
Tuition fees (2022/23) £32,100

Programme fees on a modular (flexible) basis.

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

There may occasionally be small, incidental expenses which can be reimbursed by the department once claimed.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Next steps

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.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

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

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.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

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This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021