2020 start


Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Study the broad field of biomaterials, in particular the factors that are important in the selection, design, and development of biomaterials for clinical applications.
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Course description

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, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and associated specialisms.

This course is suitable for students interested in the selection, design, and development of materials for applications in the medical and health care sectors.

Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for this course in the 2020-21 academic year.

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Core modules

  • Tissue Engineering Approaches to Failure in Living Systems
  • Biomaterials Science
  • Structural and Physical Properties of Dental and Bio-materials
  • Science of Materials
  • Materials Processing and Characterisation
  • Practical, Modelling and Digital Skills
  • Research Project in an area of your choice

Optional modules

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
  • Dental Materials Science
  • Group Projects and Developing Research


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


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


1 year full-time

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The study of human biology as a material engineer has helped me develop my clinical biology and understand the methods involved in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of pathology.

Byron Haywood-Alexander
MSc Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine as an intercalated year between his 4th and 5th year of medical school

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in materials, a physical science (biology or chemistry) or a related engineering subject.

A good honours degree in dentistry or medicine is also acceptable. Some background in chemistry and biology is desired.

English language requirements

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


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.