2019 start

Computational Medicine

Computational Medicine, Faculty of Engineering

The only course of its kind in the UK. You’ll be at the forefront of virtual medicine, learning to apply computer simulation to the body to enhance our understanding of human health.
Insigneo model of human legs

Course description

Through hands-on teaching and access to the most advanced technologies available, this course aims to prepare you for employment in biomedical industries, in regulatory agencies, in new companies offering in silico medicine services and in research hospitals all over the world.

Europe’s largest in silico research institute

The Insigneo Institute for in silico medicine is a collaborative initiative between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It coordinates 140 academics and clinicians from various disciplines who collaborate to improve health outcomes.

Only the most outstanding candidates will be accepted onto this unique course. The small cohort will be integrated within Insigneo’s world-leading research groups, creating a community of experts in this exciting new field.

There may also be the opportunity to progress onto the Insigneo in silico PhD programme.

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Core modules

  • Cardiovascular Modelling Skills
  • Musculoskeletal Modelling Skills
  • Experimental Skills for Tissue Modelling
  • Mechanobiology for Medicine
  • Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices
  • Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
  • Biomechanics of the Cardiovascular System
  • Research Project.


Teaching takes place through group work, project work, lab practicals/reports and presentations.


You’ll be assessed by a variety of practical and written assessments, and examinations.


1 year full-time

Computational Medicine postgraduates

Being part of Insigneo has enabled me to interact with different professionals conducting the latest research in the medical devices field. This really encourages me to dive deeper into the world of biomechanics.

Shreya Barlingay
MSc Computational Medicine

Entry requirements

2:1 science and engineering degree, with knowledge of solid and fluid mechanics.

English language requirements

IELTS overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students


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

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