• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Revolutions in biotechnology will shape our futures. The Bio-Integrated Design MSc degree at University College London brings together the creative and scientific skills required to address the challenges of developing new materials, providing energy and increasing wellbeing.


The urban habitat today is being fundamentally influenced by revolutions in biotechnology, computation and our exposure to the long-lasting effects of climate change. Bio-Integrated Design takes these revolutions as the foundation for developing novel and sophisticated design solutions to shape the future of our cities.

Through this Bio-Integrated Design MSc degree at University College London you will learn to complement scientific protocols with iterative design methods, using new modes of simulation and production. You will also learn how advances in the fields of life science and material science can be applied to create innovative environments.


  • Work with an interdisciplinary team of designers and scientists to establish new forms of design
  • Develop an advanced knowledge of technologies and working methods, which may include digital simulations, synthetic biology and biotechnology and digital fabrication
  • Design innovative bio-integrated systems with a variety of applications


The programme has been structured to empower students to develop specialist skills and a distinct design vision that merges expertise in biotechnology, design and engineering. You will be prepared for a broad scope of jobs in various industries, including the integration of teams in architecture and engineering offices. You will also be equipped to pursue research either in academia or industry. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Project
  • Historical, Cultural and Theoretical Skills
  • Technical Skills
  • Thesis Report
  • Final Year Project
  • Introduction to the Research Thesis
  • Integrated Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description
      three to five years
  • Credits
    300 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 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 minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
  •  Applicants will also be asked to submit two short pieces of writing. Details on this will be provided once the completed application has been received by the department.
  • All applicants to Bio-Inetgrated Design will be invited to an interview (in person or via skype).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28410 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28410 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?