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Biomaterials MSc

Course Description

The Masters course in Biomaterials is multi-disciplinary. It provides students with a rich understanding of about current clinically used biomaterials and state of the art advances in research to improve these. The clinical application of these biomaterials will be demonstrated along with indepth description of materials structure and processing (e.g. polymer, composite and ceramic). The project component will allow hands-on training for the student in further developing novel biomaterials.

Semester 1 (Sept - Dec):

Research Methods course unit (15 credits); Lectures and workshops detailing transferable skills such as project management, time management, essay writing, oral presentation.

Master Class Course Unit (15 credits); Lectures specific to biomaterials design, characterization, manufacture and characterization. Lectures on use of stem cells with biomaterials and tissue engineering applications also included.

Structure & Mechanical Properties of Polymers (15 credits); Module covers masters level detail of polymer technology.

Clinical Applications of Biomaterials (15 credits); lectures series detailing current clinical applications of biomaterials. The module also covers a case study exercise.

Semester 2 (Jan - May):

Composite Materials (15 credits); students will learn about composite material design and implementation for biomaterials.

Tutorial course unit (15 credits); Orientation meetings. Preparative directed reading, private study and preparation of oral presentation. Pre-tutorial meeting. Tutorial. Journal study of `Biomaterials'.

Teaching Seminars (15 credits); Seminars on state of the art biomaterial research presented by invited internationally renowned speakers. Private study and preparation of written assignment.

Nanobiomaterials (15 credits); lecture series on nanobiomaterials manufacture, characterization and use as biomaterials

Summer (June - Sept): Research project (60 credits); 16week research project studying specific biomaterials design or characterisation. Student will have specifically allocated supervisor to provide training in biomaterials. Assessment: Oral presentation and write up: Research aims, hypothesis, Gantt chart, milestones, Write up project in form of journal publication for `Biomaterials' journal.

Visit the Biomaterials MSc page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

MSc - Upper second class honours degree or above in any of the following: bioengineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, biomedical science, medicine, dentistry or equivalent relevant subject. Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate - At least a 2(ii) honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Please note: Graduates with other relevant degrees (e.g. mechatronics) may also be admitted. Applicants who have a HND will be considered for admission if they have in addition attained a level in professional examinations that is recognized to be equivalent to a good honours degree standard.

Course Fees

2017 entry: UK/EU students (per annum): £9,250; International students (per annum): £2,1000

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