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Biomedical Engineering, MPhil, PhD, EngD

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #296 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Biomedical Engineering department from the University of Strathclyde offers a postgraduate degree programme that combines engineering, medicine and life and physical sciences.
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Overview

The Biomedical Engineering department from the University of Strathclyde is an international centre of excellence in postgraduate teaching and research. 

Postgraduate education and research is directed at the application of the methods and ideas of engineering and the physical and biological sciences in medicine and surgery.

We have a particular emphasis on clinically-related research which ranges from basic investigations to direct clinical applications.

Much of our research is based on active collaboration with clinical units, academic departments and industry in Glasgow along with other areas of the UK and overseas.

As a student here, you'll play a vital role in the development of innovative research, enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and have the opportunity to network with industrialists, academic experts and clinical collaborators.

Visits to local clinical centres along with lectures from industrialists and visiting experts from the UK and overseas are a key part of our courses. You'll also have the opportunity to meet our many industrial and clinical experts to help advise and further your career.

Our postgraduate education includes research degrees that can be studied over one year (MPhil, MRes), three years (PhD) or four years (EngD). Our external research is supported by funding from Research Councils, the Scottish Government, charities, commerce and industry within the UK, EU and internationally in countries such as the US and Japan.

Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD) programme 

As part of your PhD degree, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD). 

This certificate is designed to support you with your research and rewards you for things you'll do as a research student here.

It'll help you improve skills which are important to professional development and employability:

  • the knowledge and intellectual abilities to conduct your research
  • the personal qualities to succeed in your research and chosen career
  • the standards, requirements and conduct of a professional researcher in your discipline
  • working with others and communicating the impact of your research to a wide range of audiences

All you have to do is plan these activities alongside your doctorate, documenting and reflecting your journey to success along the way.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • You can apply for a postgraduate research degree at any point in the year.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      The research degrees that can be studied over one year (MPhil, MRes), three years (PhD) or four years (EngD).

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

PhD & MPhil

You can study a degree in biomedical engineering within any of our three major research areas:

  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Cell, Tissue & Organ Engineering
  • Medical Diagnostic Devices & Instrumentations
MRes

You can study for an MRes in:

  • MRes Biomedical Engineering Course Leaflet
  • MRes Biofluid Mechanics
EngD

You can study an EngD in:

  • Medical Devices, EngD

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    73

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A first or 2:1 Honours degree in biomedical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, physical or life sciences.
  • If you have previous biomedical engineering or research experience you may register for the degree of MPhil. If you're studying for an MPhil or PhD you'll normally attend some of the MSc classes in the instructional MSc. You'll also undertake a research or development project and submit a thesis.
  • If you're in industry, the health service or other suitable employment you may register for part-time MPhil or PhD study. Projects for part-time study are subject to the approval of the head of the biomedical engineering department.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Rest of UK

  • £4,327

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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