“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
Back to menu
Back to menu
Back to menu
This multidisciplinary MSc Biomedical Engineering: January Start aims to meet industry’s need for professional engineers with the postgraduate knowledge and skills required to successfully develop engineering solutions for medicine and biology. Taught at the University of Bolton’s School of Engineering, it’s an ideal choice if you’re an engineering and physical science graduate seeking to specialise in this exciting and rewarding industry.
Mode of Study:
University of Bolton
To be confirmed
Our MSc Biomedical Engineering: January Start course is focused on helping you gain the advanced knowledge, scientific and technical expertise, and research skills needed for a professional career in this diverse and rapidly developing field. Our dedicated staff will support you to develop the specialist engineering knowledge and skills needed to address medical and biological problems in healthcare, rehabilitation and advanced materials.
We’ll support you as you extend your knowledge and understanding of the engineering and scientific principles that underpin biomedical engineering and explore emerging technological advancements in the field. We’ll focus on helping you gain the postgraduate-level research and critical thinking skills that you’ll need to successfully apply your knowledge and understanding to contemporary problems in the industry. By enhancing your transferable skills, such as critical analysis, problem-solving, project management, decision making, leadership and communication, we aim to help you maximise your employability ready for a successful career as a professional biomedical engineer.
Additionally, the course is designed to address all the competencies set out by the Engineering Council and UK-SPEC, and to support you to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. So, if you’re an ambitious engineering or physical science graduate, this master’s degree should prove an excellent investment in your future.
We also offer this course with a September start date. For details of the full-time course, please visit our full-time MSc Biomedical Engineering course search web page. Alternatively, to find out more and apply for the part-time course, please visit our part-time MSc Biomedical Engineering course search web page.
The University of Bolton’s MSc Biomedical Engineering uses UK-SPEC learning outcomes and is designed to meet the academic requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Please see the Engineering Council UK website for further details of UK-SPEC.
We’ll be seeking accreditation of the MSc Biomedical Engineering for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
This course addresses contemporary issues in biomedical engineering. After graduation, you’ll be ready to enter the biomedical engineering industry, especially in roles that demand knowledge of biomedical device design and development, biotechnology and regenerative medicine and simulation and manufacturing technologies.
In addition to developing your technical knowledge and experience, this programme will also help you improve your transferable and personal skills. These include problem-solving, critical thinking, team working, and communication.
As a graduate of this MSc, you’ll be prepared to take on advanced roles in the biomedical and medical industries; for instance, in design, development and operations, research and testing, structures and analysis, or quality assurance. In particular, you’ll be ready to promote and develop medical devices and undertake problem-solving for a biomedical engineering-based organisation.
You will likely seek to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, and this master’s degree is designed to meet the academic requirements leading to this professional registration.
Research is an exciting career path that will allow you to explore working in research and development roles or academia. An MSc can also be used as a stepping-stone if you wish to continue to study towards an MPhil or PhD.
MSc Biomedical Engineering graduates can also use the qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers. For some of these roles, relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Career areas include:
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2023-2024 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
Our overall teaching and learning strategy is student-centred. We use a blended approach involving face-to-face sessions and online learning. Active learning is promoted using lectures, seminars, workshops, practicals and tutorials, along with guided and self-directed study. These are supported by online discussions and activities posted on our virtual learning environment (VLE).
You’ll be expected to spend a considerable amount of time on independent learning, including literature searches, reading, completing work for seminars, preparing for workshops, presentations or group discussions. Some modules will have on-line resources and activities to complete.
Assessment serves several functions, with the obvious and primary purpose being to evaluate your achievement of the stated learning outcomes. Assessment also helps you to identify what you have done well and where you can improve so that you can organise and develop your learning. The major forms of assessment we use are reports, presentations and portfolios.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 89%, Written exams 11%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 78%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
+44 (0)1204 903109
+44 (0)1204 903903