Bioengineering MSc

 
  

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Qualification:MSc
Qualification name:Bioengineering
Duration:1 year full-time
Entry requirements:A high 2:2 or equivalent
Including:Engineering and Physical Sciences or closely related degrees
Excluding:All Arts & Social Sciences
Other requirements:Applicants with a Biotechnology or Biomedical Sciences degree may be considered.
IELTS:6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
Start date:September
Campus:University Park Campus

Course Overview

This 12 month course aims to provide science or engineering graduates from a diversity of backgrounds with a solid grounding in modern bioengineering technologies, together with options to develop an emphasis in biomechanics and biomaterials, bioimaging and biosensing and digital modelling of various human systems which will prepare students for a career in an industrial, clinical or research environment.

This course is one of a suite of four closely related bioengineering masters courses that comprise of a common core with the ability to focus on specific aspects of bioengineering.

The course has a broader scope than the three related courses, allowing students to select modules related to biomaterials, biomechanics, imaging and sensing and digital modelling.

This course may be appropriate for students who have yet to decide which area of bioengineering they wish to focus on. The principles of the course are highly relevant to the established medical device sector, the biotechnology and the emerging regenerative medicine industry.

This multidisciplinary masters covers practical and theoretical aspects of bioengineering, including:

  • cell-biomaterial surface interactions
  • materials characterisation
  • functionalisation of surface
  • biomechanics and mathematical modelling 

Course Details

Students will gain experience of the type of problems encountered by academic and industrial researchers, both via taught courses and project work. Written and oral presentations will be undertaken at various stages of the course.

A substantial individual project will be undertaken, developing a students' ability to engage in independent learning, and preparing them for postgraduate research or careers in industry or hospitals.

Funding

The tuition fee for UK/EU students for this course is £6,630 and for international students the fee is £19,300.

Funding may be available through the Faculty of Engineering, details can be found on the 

Faculty website.

 

UK/EU Students

Funding information can be found on the Graduate School website.

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Applications for 2016 entry scholarships will open in late 2015. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.

Careers

Offering students specific skills suitable for a wide range of careers in UK and international organisations involved in biomaterials and medical device development. This course provides a firm foundation for a research path in materials engineering for tissue repair and regeneration.

 

Career Prospects and Employability

The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from  careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. 

Average starting salary and career progression

 

In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14.

 

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t:   +44 (0)115 95 13882
 
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