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Medical Technology (MSc)

Course Description

Are you an entrepreneur interested in designing, developing, applying, marketing or procuring the latest medical technology? Can you meet the challenge of exploring how technology can keep people independent and active for longer? Learn how medical technology can diagnose and manage disease in people. Develop the skills which are already in demand for an exciting range of medical technology careers around the world.

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/medical-technology

This fascinating course enables you to gain an advanced knowledge and understanding of real world medical technology by exploring the medical, technological and production aspects in depth. Blending theory with practice you’ll develop a range of valuable skills, including those associated with the end-to-end digital systems which are currently expected to be in major use in the health service within the next few years.

You’ll gain experience of many aspects of practice, including the biomedical basis of disease, bioengineering, diagnostic devices, biomarkers, medical-device development, telehealth, and telecare, as well as all the associated ethical issues.

There’s training in planning, design, regulation, intellectual property protection, manufacturing and distribution, so you can get the right product to market at the right time and cost.

Studying this course will also provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop devices which could be used in healthcare.

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/medical-technology


The medical technology sector is growing rapidly around the world with a need to monitor and diagnose increasing numbers of people living with multiple chronic conditions. Developing health economies are seeing particular demand for skills in telehealth and telecare. There’s also a demand for the digitisation of patient records, referrals and prescriptions.

All of this means there’s a growing need for people with specialist skills in medical technology.

This course is for you if you’re considering:
- specialising in the development and/or marketing of medical technology
- deepening your technological understanding within your own area of clinical practice
- developing a greater understanding of medical technology in support of a role in administration or procurement.

The course ultimately provides a springboard into a career in the healthcare industry, health service and academia with a working knowledge of medical technology.

Core modules

Biomedical Basis of Disease
Diagnostic Technology
Innovative Product Design and Manufacture
Research Studies
Major Project


We use a range of assessment methods to enable both you and the university to check your progress during your studies and then to ensure that you meet the required standards when you complete the course.

Although they vary, our assessment strategies are all carefully designed to challenge you so that you expand your critical and creative thinking as well as your problem-solving skills. The assessments will enable you to demonstrate that you can synthesise existing knowledge and accumulate new knowledge, and will evidence the development of your professional practice.

Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.

Your faculty

The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:

- Department of Allied and Public Health
- Department of Medicine and Healthcare Science.

Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.

We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.

Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.

Visit the Medical Technology (MSc) page on the Anglia Ruskin University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A first degree in a subject associated with either the Life Sciences, Clinical Medicine or with Engineering. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 overall ( Academic level) with 6.5 in the writing component or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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