Masters degrees in Biomedical Engineering specialise in the design and implementation of solutions and processes for medical analysis, research and the improvement of healthcare. Most courses are interdisciplinary, drawing on branches of Science, Engineering and Medicine.
These programmes tend to award MSc or MSc (Eng) degrees. Research Masters such as the MRes and MPhil are also offered.
Biomedical Engineering is a relatively new field, but it offers opportunities to make a big impact on human health. Courses typically offer a range of specialisations, from Tissue Engineering and Nanotechnology to Regenerative Medicine and Biosensing.
The skills you gain as a postgraduate in this subject will be valuable in careers ranging from medical research to public health and policy.
You could find yourself developing new techniques for advanced medical treatments, improving diagnosis and prognosis for a range of conditions. Or you could work ‘on the ground’ in hospitals, maintaining and employing vital equipment and resources as a technical specialist.
Biomedical Engineering is also an important research area, with opportunities for Masters graduates to proceed to doctoral work and beyond.