Medical Engineering - MSc

University of Leeds    School of Mechanical Engineering

Full time September MSc 1 year full time

About the course

Medical engineering combines the design and problem-solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to contribute to medical device solutions and interventions for a range of diseases and trauma.

This exciting and challenging course will give you a broad knowledge base in this rapidly expanding field, as well as allowing you to specialise through a choice of optional modules.

We emphasise the multidisciplinary nature of medical engineering and the current shift towards the interface between engineering and the life sciences. You could focus on tissue engineering, biomaterials or joint replacement technology among a host of other topics.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in engineering, a physical science, mathematics. A medical degree or allied subject is acceptable where the candidate also has demonstrable knowledge of mathematics and physics. We may ask for further detailed module information where necessary.


UK: £13,750 (Total)
International: £31,000 (Total)

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Shyama Ramjagsingh

There are so many great aspects of studying at Leeds, which makes it difficult to choose just one. The school genuinely cares about the success of the students so your personal tutor and module leaders are usually quite willing to assist in whatever way they can. One of the advantages of studying here is that the professors are also actively doing research so as a student, you gain this insight and you are constantly learning about the newest medical developments in the modules. Leeds is a global hub for the medical device industry, mainly in the field of orthopaedics, so there are many opportunities to visit local companies and hospitals which may not be available elsewhere.

My favourite project is definitely my thesis project, although it is still in progress. It deals with assessing the tissue damage caused by laparoscopic graspers during Minimally Invasive Surgery. The project is very hands on so I have to go into the lab and carry out some experiments. It is a very exciting opportunity to actually be involved, rather than to just analyse other people’s work and develop your thesis from it.

At Leeds, you learn many skills. With very little contact time during the MSc. programme, you naturally become a self-starter and work independently, which are qualities many jobs require. Another experience is being able to interact and work with people from multiple backgrounds and at different levels. From working with faculty members and other students from multiple backgrounds, I have learnt to communicate effectively and maintain a certain level of professionalism, which will certainly be useful in my future career.

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Our Masters International Excellence Scholarships support international students to fulfil their academic potential and contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our student community.

These competitive scholarships are awarded to particularly deserving candidates in the form of a tuition fee deduction.

Value of Scholarship(s)

25% tuition fee reduction


be classified as an International student for tuition fee purposes

have applied for 2023/2024 entry for a Masters programme included in the eligible courses section

be a self-funding student

demonstrate an excellent academic track record, and be predicted to achieve or have achieved a Bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons), based on the criteria used by the School for offer purposes, or equivalent

show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extracurricular activities

demonstrate the potential to contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our Masters programmes and student community.

Application Procedure

Apply now by completing the online form. Please note that you will require your University of Leeds Application ID to proceed. We operate a staged selection process for these scholarships, please see the website for full details.

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