M.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Engineering

University of Strathclyde

12 months
23650 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Biomedical Engineering course at The University of Strathclyde is a modular conversion course which provides broad training in biomedical engineering to help you progress with a career in research, industry or in the NHS. 


We bring together engineering, medicine and the life and physical sciences to enable the development of relevant clinical and industrial research.

The Biomedical Engineering course at The University of Strathclyde explores advances in technology and engineering to generate applications and solutions to clinically relevant problems.  

As part of the course you’ll go on visits to local clinical centres and attend lectures from industrialists and visiting experts from the UK and overseas. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet our many industrial and clinical partners to help advise and further your career.

How much will I earn? 

The starting salaries for entry level medical engineering technicians in the NHS range between £23,023 to £29,608 (Band 5).

Salaries for biomedical engineers in the private sector are comparable to those in the NHS, ranging between £21,000 and £45,000 depending on experience and level of responsibility*.

*information is intended only as a guide with figures taken from Prospects 


The MSc in Biomedical Engineering is accredited by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). An IPEM-accredited MSc is normally required for those wishing to pursue careers as Clinical Scientists in the National Health Service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Medical Science for Engineering
  •  Engineering Science
  •  Professional Studies in Biomedical Engineering
  •  Research Methodology 
  •  Biomedical Electronics
  •  Biomedical Instrumentation
  •  Prosthetics and Orthotics
  •  Regenerative Medicine
  •  Tissue Mechanics
  •  Clinical and Sports Biomechanics
  •  Anatomy and Physiology
  •  Biosignal Processing and Analysis
  •  Biomaterials and Biocompatibility
  •  Cardiovascular Devices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a first-class or second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in engineering, physical science, life science, medicine, or a profession allied to medicine
  • For candidates with other qualifications, or who may benefit from a longer period of study, the MSc can be undertaken over 24 months.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23650 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 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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