Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

This programme will provide you with an advanced understanding of the principles and applications of biomaterials and their functional properties. You will learn about the function and application of biomaterials, their characteristics and their surface, physical and mechanical properties. You will study materials- and medicine-based modules, as well as those written specifically for the programme. You will also undertake a significant research project linked to the research interests of our academic staff.

Biomedical Material Sciences involves tailor making of materials for medical applications. Examples of these applications include artificial skin, vascular and cardiovascular implants and devices, bone graft substitutes, new prosthetic devices, dental materials, biosensors, controlled drug delivery etc. The course will provide an insight into areas of material science, biocompatibility, ethical issues, nanomaterials, and biological systems. The course is interdisciplinary in nature and involves a combination of theoretical and practical approaches.

This programme will: Facilitate your development in the biomaterials field, broadening and enhancing your knowledge of conventional materials, engineering or medically related knowledge; give you access to our excellent laboratory facilities, which include: a cell and tissue engineering suite, housing cell culture labs, a molecular biology unit with quantitative RT-PCR capability, and a radioisotope labelling facility; a general purpose laboratory, which incorporates advanced mechanical test machines and standard biochemical/cell biology analysis equipment; and a microscopy unit; build on your existing knowledge to gain an advanced, yet broad knowledge with the freedom to specialise through a research project.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,000 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £21,250 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a undergraduate degree (minimum good second class honours or equivalent) in Materials, Engineering, or equivalent. Each application is individually assessed.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5.
  • IELTS score: 6.5