Medical Engineering Design at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Medical Engineering Design (Taught)

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Course summary

From CT scanners, X-ray and MRI machines, to pacemakers, defibrillators, stethoscopes and even spectacles, medical engineering has saved and enhanced lives, improving treatment and delivery for patients and medical practitioners alike. Our MSc prepares you for careers in this fascinating design discipline, inventing the next generation of ground-breaking medical devices. You’ll have the chance to work on a real project, gaining invaluable work experience via an optional internship. The course is led by Professor Peter Ogrodnik, a named inventor on numerous patents, who literally wrote the book on Medical Device Design, now a core text in R&D departments worldwide. Why study this course?

  • Taught by staff with direct industry experience, including the manufacture and distribution of orthopaedic trauma devices through the spin-out company Intelligent Orthopaedics.
  • We offer wide and varied internship opportunities, giving you the chance to build your CV with practical industrial experience.
  • Strong links with industry with expert speakers and field trips previously, for example, to visit a manufacturer of sterilisation equipment and the biggest medical device trade fair, Medica.
  • Teaching in the School is informed by world-class research – 80% ranked world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework.
  • Keele is ranked top 5 in England for Medicine (Times Good University Guide 2022) and top 20 in the UK for Pharmacology and Pharmacy (The Complete University Guide 2022).
The global market for medical devices exceeded US $335 billion in 2021 with a growing demand for products and technological solutions to help combat problems associated with an ageing population, global pandemic and rise in the number of patients suffering chronic health conditions. Our industry-focused MSc builds on our internationally-leading reputation for medical engineering and longstanding expertise in medical devices. Taking you to the next level of design competence, it will equip you with essential product design skills and the confidence to approach design problems as a professional engineering designer throughout the product development life cycle. In the highly-regulated MedTech development industry, accuracy and safety sit at the heart of good engineering design – failure can cause serious harm to users and damage commercial prospects. Developing your understanding of the concepts that underpin medical device design, you’ll focus on the approval process from the beginnings of product ideation and initial concepts right through to testing and release to market. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

Applicants need a 2:1 degree in a relevant scientific or technical discipline. In exceptional circumstances applicants with appropriate professional qualifications and/or work experience may be accepted at the University's discretion. For international applicants, an English language IELTS score of 6.5 is required.

Fees and funding

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Medical Engineering Design at Keele University - UCAS