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MSc Biomaterials


Course Description

Biomaterials save lives, relieves suffering and improve the quality of life for a large number of patients every year�. (Technology Foresight, UK)

People are living longer and expect to be more mobile and active after injury or as they get older, therefore the demands for biomaterials and devices are increasing. Biomaterials combine engineering expertise with medical needs for the enhancement of healthcare. Biomaterials are either modified natural or synthetic materials which find application in a spectrum of medical implants for the repair, augmentation and replacement of body tissues. Queen Mary University of London has been a pioneer and led the field in teaching and research of biomaterials for over 28 years. In the early 1980s we were the first UK department to teach biomaterials modules and in 1991 the first to offer an undergraduate degree in the subject. This MSc programme will provide students with the knowledge in the field of biomaterials necessary to participate in biomaterials research or product development.

The MSc in Biomaterials has been designed for those with conventional materials expertise, or with expertise in engineering or medically related disciplines, who wish to facilitate their development into the biomaterials field. It provides an advanced level of understanding and appreciation of the principles and applications of biomaterials and their functional properties. You will learn about the function and application of biomaterials, their characteristics and their surface, physical and mechanical properties. You will study materials- and medicine-based modules, as well as those written specifically for the biomaterials programme. There are significant research elements in this programme including a research project based on the research interests of academic staff working in the field of biomaterials.

Visit the MSc Biomaterials page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards - 20+ Awards

In recognition of the important investment that overseas students are making in their education, Queen Mary is pleased to offer International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards for 2014 entry. These awards are for the value of either £2,000 or £5,000 per year and are designed to reward academic achievement and help attract the brightest and best students from overseas.International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards will be deducted directly from tuition fees payable to the College. They apply to all taught courses, both undergraduate and postgraduate, offered by the following Schools:School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
School of Engineering and Materials Science (excluding MSc Dental Materials (J5S9))
School of Physics and Astronomy

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000 - £5,000

Eligibility

The level of award that a student may be eligible to receive will be based on previous academic attainment. For example, to be eligible to receive an award of £2,000 students must be on track to meet or exceed our minimum entry requirements for the programme of their choice at the point of offer. To be eligible to receive an award of £5,000 per year, students must have achieved grades equivalent to a UK First Class Bachelors degree or overseas equivalent. For overseas equivalents please refer to the tables below.

Application Procedure

There is no need to complete a separate application form to be considered for an International Science and Engineering Excellence Award. Students will be considered for an award on the basis of the information they provide in their online application to Queen Mary.

Successful candidates will be informed of their award via email notification directing them to the MySiS applicant portal by the Admissions Office.

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/funding_masters/scholarships/87096.html


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Science and Engineering Taught Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Faculty of Science and Engineering Scholarship is open to home (UK/EU) students only who gain/have gained a first class honours degree or equivalent.To be eligible for the £1,500 scholarship, you must have applied and been accepted for a standard fee masters programme within our Faculty of Science and Engineering for 2014/15 entry. To check which courses are eligible for the Scholarship (i.e. standard fee courses), please see our tuition fees pages.Part-time students will be eligible for 50% of the award; distance learning courses will not be included.You must not be in receipt of any other Queen Mary scholarship or full-fee scholarship from any other source.The scholarship award will be deducted from the tuition fees payable to the Queen Mary University of London. This is a partial award only and you must be able to finance the remainder of the tuition fees and living expenses yourself.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,500

Eligibility

The Faculty of Science and Engineering Scholarship is open to home (UK/EU) students only who gain/have gained a first class honours degree or equivalent.To be eligible for the £1,500 scholarship, you must have applied and been accepted for a standard fee masters programme within our Faculty of Science and Engineering for 2014/15 entry. To check which courses are eligible for the Scholarship (i.e. standard fee courses), please see our tuition fees pages.

Application Procedure

You do not have to submit a separate application for this scholarship; you will be automatically considered at the point of offer.

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/funding_masters/49978.html



Entry Requirements

For international students, please refer to the International Students section.

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