University of Kent

Biomedical Engineering University of Kent Degree level: Undergraduate


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This cross-disciplinary course is designed for students with a strong interest in engineering and bio-medicine. Drawing from our established expertise in developing medical-electronic systems and from the research synergies with the School of Biosciences, the course will form engineers with a solid knowledge in biology and medical science. Nowadays business and research environments, such as Biotechnology, increasingly require engineers who can design complete solutions involving complex integrated systems. Our course goes beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and will educate engineers that can develop systems used in medical practice and research in biology. Students will undertake laboratory practicals in both electronics and biology. Throughout the programme, the students will carry out projects where they will build bioscience related electronic devices under the supervision of academics from engineering and biosciences.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course code 3D9J
Institution code K24
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB including Mathematics AND Biology or Chemistry at grade B plus one of Electronics/Physics/Computing AS or A level grade B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances.
Access to HE Diploma The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis.

If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
Scottish Higher Scottish Highers qualifications are considered on an individual basis
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants should have grade C or 4 in Maths GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification and grade C or 4 in Physics/Chemistry/double or triple General Science GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points or 16 points at Higher Level including:
HL Maths at 5 or SL Maths (not maths studies) at 6
HL Biology or HL Chemistry at 5 or SL Biology or SL Chemistry at 6
HL Physics 5 or SL Physics 6

Additional entry requirements


Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £19,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Full-time fees for 2019/20 for international students are £19,000 for laboratory programmes and £15,700 for non-laboratory programmes.

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