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The course is a suitable preparation for employment in the medical device sector and as preparation for PhD studies or research positions. The course draws upon the internationally recognised research with the school in areas such as Tissue Engineering, Bioceramics, Medical Electrodes and Drug Delivery. The course team also has a wealth of industrial experience and several medical device spin out companies have been established by the school.

Core modules

  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomaterials 1
  • Tissue engineering
  • Research Methods & Facilities Core modules
  • Composite engineering
  • Polymer technology
  • Process product optimisation
  • Research Methods & Facilities

Students can then tailor the course to their needs and interests by selecting from a wide range of optional modules.


The full-time MSc takes one calendar year to complete and consists of two taught terms with a substantial research project during the summer semester. The MSc can also be undertaken in a part-time day release mode. Part-time students who are in full-time employment will be able to gain credit for work-based activity in the work-based learning modules that are a feature of the programme.

For the PGDip, full-time students take four modules per semester for semesters 1 and 2 with the course running from September to May. Part-time students generally take two modules per semester but this can be altered as required. Part-time students attend one day per week during term time and some of the modules run in the evening.

Work placement / study abroad

Part-time students can undertake work based learning modules.

Professional recognition

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)  

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Career options

Upon successful completion of the programme students will be more employable, particularly within the industry. Another important opportunity for MSc students is the academic career and/or research career through a PhD programme such as those offered in the Engineering Research Institute (ERI) which hosts the MSc programme.

Visit the Biomedical Engineering - MSc/PgDip page on the Ulster University website for more details!





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