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Biomedical Engineering - MSc

Imperial College London Bioengineering

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time

About the course

Our Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering first began in 1991 and provides all of the necessary technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills to succeed in one of the fastest growing engineering disciplines.

This degree offers four distinct streams, each of which accredited and employment-focused:

  • Biomechanics and Mechanobiology pathway – this stream focusses on bioengineering problems related to systems including cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, ophthalmic, and respiratory systems, with the content aiming to understand how mechanical forces impact biological function at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and organism levels.
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering pathway – this stream is jointly offered with the Department of Materials and

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Entry Requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in an engineering, physical sciences or mathematical subject.

Students from a Medical or Life Sciences background may wish to consider our MRes in Bioengineering.

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications.

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

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Impact of our students

Teams of our postgraduate as well as undergraduate students have had major involvements and impacts in various areas: Cybathlon, iGEM and Sports innovations.

The Cybathlon gives people living with severe disabilities, who have previously been unable to participate in any sports, the ability compete in a range of challenges with the help of the latest assistive technologies. Team Imperial, a team of students and staff from Imperial College London, are taking this challenge head on. The team developed a number of projects in preparation for this landmark event, with team members working on a range of devices from novel prosthetic arms to a powered wheelchair capable of tackling stairs. The competition is set to further develop the field of assistive technology, enabling people with disabilities to perform tasks that currently seem beyond their reach.

iGEM is an extremely important annual international student competition in synthetic biology, attracting teams from the world’s leading universities. Since we entered our first iGEM team in 2006, we have consistently entered talented teams with innovative projects ranging from water purification solutions, to drug delivery mechanisms, to soil erosion preventions. You can find out more about each of our projects at the bottom of this page. We are proud to have maintained our enviable position as the most successful UK, and probably international, university in the competition. This is despite the competition increasing in size from 32 teams in 2006 to 220 teams in 2014.
In both 2006 and 2014 Imperial placed second overall and each year won a gold medal and a raft of prizes. In total Imperial has achieved 8 gold medals and 17 major prizes and now has more than 60 alumniGEM. Take a look at for more information.

As a cross-faculty programme the Sports Innovation Challenge runs projects for students from various departments within Imperial College London including Bioengineering, Design Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Projects can vary from performance monitoring systems and training aids to safety equipment, assistive sporting devices and the design of new concept sports.

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