Biomedical Engineering at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

Solve medical challenges with engineered solutions on this MSc in Biomedical Engineering. You'll study the way engineering can use and build on knowledge from medicine and life sciences, and master tissue engineering, biocompatibility and health technology. You'll study with respected biomedical engineers, and have the opportunity to contribute to their active research projects in fields such as bio-inspired structures, healthcare monitoring or prosthetic limb design. When you graduate, you'll stand out in a growing and competitive field. You'll be able to identify and solve issues in health technology, to demonstrate your practical abilities with biomedical hardware, and to call on a network of experts, including your lecturers and fellow graduates. All our courses go through a rigorous approval process to make sure they’re of the highest quality. This includes a review by a panel of experts, made up of academic staff and an external academic or professional with specialist knowledge. This course is in the final stages of this process and is open for applications. If any details of the course or its approval status change after you apply, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and will be here to discuss your options with you. What you'll experience

  • Be part of a diverse cohort of biomedical engineering students, from academic backgrounds in engineering, physical or life sciences, or medicine
  • Prepare to join the fastest-growing engineering discipline world-wide
  • Work with industry-standard hardware in our Future Technology Centre and Biomechanics Laboratory
  • Contribute to active research being undertaken by published experts in biomedical engineering research
Careers this Master’s prepares you for The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) found, in 2020, that "21st century medicine can only be delivered with significant amounts of technology". With this Master's under your belt, you'll be able to show your knowledge and aptitude for careers in this essential part of the healthcare sector. You'll have skills in [practical bioengineering], alongside highly developed research and problem solving skills. As a University of Portsmouth graduate, you'll also be eligible to continue professional membership with engineering professional bodies, giving you access to their resources, expert networks and ongoing seminars. Your skills and experience will make you desirable to employers in healthcare industries, such as [the NHS and private providers], and in wider technical or engineering organisations. Graduates of this course might go on to roles such as:
  • technology management in a hospital
  • designing, developing and manufacturing medical devices
  • working with healthcare services and products
  • technical consultancy for marketing departments


On this course, you'll study four core modules and your individual project.

  • Biomaterials and Biocompatibility - 30 credits
  • Computational Biomechanics - 30 credits
  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering - 30 credits
  • Tissue Regeneration - 30 credits
- Individual Project - 60 credits

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, including Engineering, Physical/Life Science or Medicine, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
PTE Academic61An overall score of 61 with a minimum of 54 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)9191 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Trinity ISETrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4200 Year 1
England £4200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4200 Year 1
Scotland £4200 Year 1
Wales £4200 Year 1
Channel Islands £4200 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £4200 Year 1
International £6400 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For further fee information please see the corresponding University of Portsmouth course page or visit
Biomedical Engineering at University of Portsmouth - UCAS