M.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Engineering

University of Southampton

12 months
26000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Combine biology and medicine with engineering at the Biomedical Engineering BSc course offered at the University of Southampton. Study human biology in your chosen specialist area and learn the skills to  develop new engineering solutions. Prepare to take on a leading role in helping healthcare practitioners and providers to improve and maintain people's health.


Course Details

This Biomedical Engineering BSc course offered at the University of Southampton is ideal if you're an engineering, mathematics or physical science graduate who wants to specialise in Biomedical Engineering or support your continued professional development.

Biomedical engineers work in the fields of engineering, biology and medicine to solve medical and healthcare challenges facing society. This work helps to create medical procedures, imaging systems, and devices for observing and controlling body functions.

A range of optional modules are available, from materials engineering to biological-inspired robotics. We also offer 5 pathways for those who wish to specialise:

  • musculoskeletal
  • cardiovascular
  • imaging
  • diagnostic systems
  • audiology

You'll study with teams of physicians, scientists, engineers, business people and other professionals. In this environment you’ll learn to monitor, restore and enhance normal body function, abilities and outcomes. You’ll also develop and evaluate products such as artificial organs, prostheses and instruments.

Throughout your studies you’ll improve your understanding of the ethical, safety and societal implications of developing medical technologies.

This course draws on expertise from leading departments within the University of Southampton, brought together through the:

  • Institute for Life Sciences
  • Engineering and the Environment
  • Medicine
  • Health Sciences
  • Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Electronics and Computer Science

This master's programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirement for Further Learning, for Chartered Engineer registration. Candidates must hold a BEng/BSc undergraduate first degree that is accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Career Opportunities

Many biomedical engineers work in research, either in academia or industry, along with medical scientists, to develop and evaluate systems and products such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, and diagnostic, health management and care delivery systems.

Biomedical engineers may design devices used in various medical procedures and develop imaging systems and devices for observing and controlling body functions.

Biomedical engineers therefore make careers in academia, industry, healthcare and clinical medicine, as well as government.


  • This programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Human Biology & Systems Physiology
  • Clinical Audiology
  • Physiology and Psychology of Hearing
  • Rehabilitation of Auditory Disorders
  • Robotic Systems
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics
  • Human Factors in Engineering
  • Numerical Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in:

  • biomedical engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • physics
  • maths
  • audiology
  • bioengineering
  • aerospace engineering
  • automotive engineering
  • engineering materials
  • mechatronics
  • electrical engineering
  • electronics engineering

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £26,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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.

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