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Course summary

Make important discoveries in the world of biomedical engineering. This MSc will help you develop the skills to break down complex problems and develop the solutions needed by patients and industry. We cover every step in designing a medical device from concept design and material selection, through analysis and optimisation, to regulatory approval. We have first-hand practical experience of medical device development and we will mentor you as you develop your own ideas. Gain valuable experience of working with either the NHS or other relevant employers as we have built strong partnerships to drive innovation and excellence. Access up-to-the-minute biomaterials, biomechanics and physiological measurement testing equipment as well as scanning technology including CT, ultrasound and laser. The University has taken the unusual step of becoming ISO accredited, which means our work reaches industry standards. We commit to making important breakthroughs. Our development of a speech valve, called a tracheoesophageal fistula, illustrates this. This is used to restore speech in patients who have had a laryngectomy, normally as a result of throat cancer. Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM); this programme meets, in part, the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc and BEng (Hons) graduates satisfy the educational base for CEng registration.

Modules

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time. Core module - Individual Project Compulsory module - Research Skills and Project Planning Advanced Biomaterials and Orthopaedic Devices Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Medical Device Development and Cardiovascular Devices Optional modules - Research Skills and Project Planning Individual Project Musculoskeletal Modelling Biomaterials and Orthopaedic Devices Medical Imaging, Processing and Analysis

Assessment method

We take a broad approach to teaching. You will attend lectures by speakers from industry, hospitals and leading medical researchers. Seminars will also be led by professionals from a variety of medical and engineering backgrounds, as well as academics. The course is flexible and we make sure that teaching is delivered in a way that is appropriate to your development. We offer a variety of modules, listed below. We will teach you how to take a systematic approach to developing logical and practical strategies so that you can make your complex ideas become reality. This MSc has been designed to help you seek sustainable solutions, to be risk and value conscious as well as being aware of the wider professional, social, cultural, environmental and health and safety responsibilities. Core and optional modules depend on which pathway you choose to study. We will teach you how to take a systematic approach to developing logical and practical strategies, so that you can make your complex ideas become reality. This MSc has been designed to help you to seek sustainable solutions, to be risk and value conscious as well as being aware of the wider professional, social, cultural, environmental and health and safety responsibilities. Core and optional modules depend on which pathway you choose to study.


How to apply

International applicants

If you require a Student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other accepted English language proficiency qualifications. If your English currently does not reach the required standard, you may be interested in our pre-sessional English Language programmes.

Entry requirements

Normally an Honours degree (typically 2.2 or above, or international equivalent) in an engineering or related discipline. In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria.


English language requirements

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

English Language Qualifications info for International Students

https://www.hull.ac.uk/choose-hull/study-at-hull/admissions/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £13000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £13000 Whole course
Scotland £13000 Whole course
Wales £13000 Whole course
Channel Islands £13000 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £13000 Whole course
EU £14000 Whole course
International £14000 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to change
MSc Biomedical Engineering at University of Hull - UCAS