UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Revolutions in biotechnology will shape our futures. Bio-integrated Design MSc brings together the creative and scientific skills required to address the challenges of developing new materials, providing energy and increasing wellbeing. 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. This programme is ideal for students from a scientific background, with an undergraduate degree in biology, biotechnology and synthetic biology; civil, biochemical and environmental engineering and material science. Students from other technical backgrounds who can demonstrate skills and experience from iGEM or biohacking are welcomed.

This programme is also open to students from architecture or other design backgrounds who can demonstrate a strong scientific ability, academically or professionally. It is a science-orientated programme, in which students undertake cutting-edge research, analysis and experimentation with new modes of architectural simulation and production. The interdisciplinary nature of the degree merges a wide range of expertise, employing laboratory testing in biotechnology and synthetic biology; novel design as a research tool to encompass high-end computation and fabrication; multifunctional and bio-receptive materials; ecology and space. MSc directly responds to contemporary environmental concerns and agendas in the built environment, combining science and architectural design with cutting-edge technology to create prototypes and concepts for a better, greener future.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MSc £13,750 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £13,750 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £28,410 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students must have a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests; overall score of 92 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 62 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?pass? in all components; overall mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 65% with at least 60% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.