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Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: October 2017
CampusSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits

Course Director
Dr Armando Del Rio Hernandez

Open to applications
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Overview

Developed to prepare students for a bioengineering research career, this course equips you to analyse and solve problems using an integrated, multidisciplinary approach.

The Department offers a one-year full-time MRes in Bioengineering, which has been developed to prepare students for a research career in bioengineering.

The course involves lectures and practical work in the first term, followed by full-time work on a research project. A variety of seminars and workshops are provided to deepen and broaden students’ research skill base.

The course will prepare you to analyse and solve problems in bioengineering using an integrated, multidisciplinary approach.

You can also take this course as the first year of a four-year PhD programme. For further details contact the postgraduate administrator at be.phdadmissions@imperial.ac.uk.

Careers

Our Master's course provides a solid foundation for those who go on to study for a PhD. The Department of Bioengineering works closely with industry to ensure courses are designed to equip graduates with technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills valued in the workplace.

Whether you intend to take your studies forward and pursue a PhD or move in to the world of work, this Master's degree will ensure you have the knowledge and skills to do so.

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Structure

Core modules

You study all of the modules below.

  • Computational Methods for Bioengineering
  • Journal Club
  • Seminars
  • Statistics and Data Analysis

Optional modules

You choose between one and four modules from below.

Some of the below modules come from our MSc degrees, and the assessment for these modules is replaced by a short report.

  • Advanced Biomaterials
  • Advanced Medical Imaging
  • Advanced Physiological Monitoring and Data Analysis
  • Advanced Tissue Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biomimetics
  • Brain Machine Interfaces
  • Cellular Biomechanics
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Health Economics and Decision Making
  • Hearing and Speech Processing
  • Human Neuromechanical Control and Learning
  • Image Processing
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Mechanical Workshop Skills
  • Medical Device Certification
  • Medical Device Entrepreneurship
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Optical Imaging Techniques
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • Physiological Fluid Mechanics
  • Radiotherapy Physics and Radiobiology
  • Systems Physiology
  • Techniques in Molecular Bioengineering

Research project

You will choose a research project within the first two weeks of the autumn term and work on it throughout the year. We encourage students to contact potential research project supervisors (see the Research staff) before application, to ensure that there is a suitable project available.

You will also submit a six-page literature survey and research proposal in early January as well as continuing with the Journal Club and Seminar modules.

In the summer term you will present your preliminary research results at a departmental poster day. You will continue to work on your research projects until submission in September.

The research project makes up three-quarters of your MRes and provides an opportunity to demonstrate your advanced knowledge and write extensively on an emerging research theme.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

  • Demonstrations
  • Guided practical classes
  • Group exercises
  • Laboratory work
  • Lectures
  • Individual research project
  • Presentations
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Oral presentations
  • Research thesis
  • Written examinations
  • Written reports

Course timetable

You will receive your course timetable by the beginning of your studies in October and the core teaching hours for the College are 9am–6pm.

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2017 entry
£12,000

Tuition fees (Islands and Overseas students)

2017 entry
£29,000

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Admissions

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (details at the bottom of this page).

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed here, please see our academic requirements by country page for guidance on which qualifications we accept.

Admissions

Minimum academic requirement

2:1 in an engineering, physical science, mathematical or life/biomedical sciences-based subject.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is required for overseas students applying for this course. Your Tier 4 visa application, or extension of stay, will automatically be refused if you need an ATAS certificate and cannot provide one.

For further guidance on obtaining an ATAS certificate please see the information on our International Student Support team website.

Further information

Where it all begins video

Contact us

T: +44 (0)20 7594 5122
E: be.phdadmissions@imperial.ac.uk

Imperial students

Applying for your visa

Visit the International Student Support website for information on applying for a visa.

Imperial students

Scholarships

Use our search tool to find scholarships from Imperial, plus non-Imperial scholarships.