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Biomedical Technology, PgCert | PgDip | MSc

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The MSc Biomedical Technology offered at the Robert Gordon University is rapidly developing and rewarding field of biomedical technology involves designing, constructing and operating medical devices. 


At the Robert Gordon University studying the MSc Biomedical Technology provides current biomedical technology knowledge and the understanding of its application within industry. We also offer you introductory as well as specialist modules such as regulatory quality management (ISO 13485), biomaterials, biosensors. In the final semester, you will complete an industrial placement and have the opportunity to work on industry relevant individual projects.

This course is open to science and engineering graduates and those working within hospitals or related industry or who want to work in healthcare organisations, in the medical devices industry.

Graduates can go on to work as engineers in the medical device industry, producing the next generation of devices such as prosthetics, through to specialists working in healthcare operating and maintaining equipment for diagnosis and treatment.

Job Prospects

Graduates of the course would typically work as research and development engineers or design engineers in the medical device industry producing the next generation of devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, ECG systems and prosthetics, right through to specialists working in hospitals/the National Health Service (NHS) to operate and maintain sophisticated equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. 

Graduates are required in four important sectors that includes:

  • The medical device and pharmaceutical industry
  • Hospital trusts (e.g. NHS)
  • Government and regulatory agencies (European Medicines Agency (EMA),Food and Drug Administration (FDA))
  • Universities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quality Assurance, Regulation and Medical Ethics
  • Biomaterials
  • Quality Improvement and Statistical Process Control
  • Biosensors
  • Biomedical Technology Applications
  • Group Biomedical Technology Project
  • Socially Responsible Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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

  • 2:2 Engineering, Science or equivalent degree in relevant subject.
  • A background in systems science, engineering, or physics is strongly recommended for entry to this MSc course.
  • HND with relevent industrial experience may be considered for entry. Prospective students with an HND and relevent industrial experience may be called for an interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17280 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5496 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Aberdeen

  • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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