MSc Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Our one year postgraduate taught courses provide an innovative programme of study in which students are challenged to achieve their best; developing specialist skills and knowledge sought after by employers, as well as establishing an ideal background for PhD research.

Studying at the University of Sheffield has definitely moulded me to become a better individual as well as a team mate. The knowledge and skills I have learnt have enabled me to secure a good job, and allowed me to grasp the concept of my new job responsibilities within a shorter time frame.

Alumni Jasmin Wong, Project Engineer at Plazology Limited

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

This course introduces you to the field of biomaterials, and important factors in the selection, design, and development of biomaterials and dental material for clinical applications.

You'll develop an understanding of biomaterials science, engineering, regenerative medicine and associated specialisms.

There are lectures, seminars and lab classes.

Through group work, presentations and report writing, you'll develop skills that provide a solid foundation for your professional development.

We'll give you training in professional research methods and you'll carry out a project of your own, supervised by an academic. This project gives you the chance to apply what you've learnt. It also provides the basis for your dissertation.

Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine student

Modules

There may be some changes to these modules before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department.

Core modules

  • Materials for Biological Applications
  • Scientific Writing and Health Informatics
  • Polymers Materials Chemistry
  • Bio-imaging and Bio-spectroscopy
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Structural and Physical Properties of Dental and Biomaterials
  • Research Project

Optional modules

  • Group Projects and Developing Research
  • Dental Materials Science
  • Tissue Structure and Function
  • Design of Medical Devices and Implants

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Laboratory classes

Assessment

  • Formal exams
  • Coursework assignments
  • Dissertation

Course duration

1 year full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

A multi-disciplinary course, students will be introduced to the field of biomaterials, and important factors in the selection, design, and development of biomaterials for clinical applications. You’ll develop an understanding of biomaterials science, engineering, regenerative medicine and associated specialisms.

This course will be of particular interest to students interested in facilitating their development into the medical field aiming to contribute in the health care sector.

Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine student

Core modules

  • Materials for Biological Applications
  • Scientific Writing and Health Informatics
  • Polymers Materials Chemistry
  • Biomaterials II (Advances in Biomaterials)
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Structural and Physical Properties of Dental and Biomaterials

Examples of optional modules

  • Group Projects in Bioengineering
  • Dental Materials Science
  • Tissue Structure and Function
  • Design of Medical Devices and Implants
  • Introduction to Digital Dentistry and Dental Manufacturing

Teaching and assessment

Working alongside students and staff from across the globe, you’ll tackle real-world projects, and attend lectures, seminars and laboratory classes delivered by academic and industry experts.

You’ll be assessed by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in materials, metallurgy, chemistry, physics or a related engineering subject from an approved institution. A good honours degree in dentistry or medicine is also acceptable.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Andrew Keating
E: a.keating@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 5941

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.