Bioengineering studentsECTS: 90 credits
Start date: October 2017
Duration: 1 year full-time
LocationSouth Kensington

This course is now open to applications for 2017 entry.

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

About the course

Overview

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.

Please note that not all combinations of optional modules may be possible due to timetabling constraints.

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

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

2.1 Honours degree in a physical science, engineering, 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 requirements

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.

Fees and funding

Home and EU students

2017 entry:

£12,000

Islands and overseas students

2017 entry:

£29,000

Government funding

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

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you can apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government for programmes beginning in October 2016. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs. 

Funding from Imperial

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.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

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

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 of our postgraduate courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full. We therefore recommend applying early to avoid disappointment, especially students who will also be applying for funding or applying for a visa.

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.

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.