MSc Computational Medicine

Engineering Interdisciplinary Programmes

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.

About the course

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

Through hands-on teaching and access to the most advanced technologies available to date, 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.

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 a multiplicity of 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.

Diagram of legs, Insigneo Institute for In silico Medicine

Core modules

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

Teaching and assessment

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.

Course duration

1 year full-time


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

Apply now

September 2018 start

Course description 2018

Through hands-on teaching and access to the most advanced technologies available to date, 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.

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 a multiplicity of 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.

Diagram of legs, Insigneo Institute for In silico Medicine

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 and assessment

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.

Course duration

1 year full-time


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

Apply now

Apply now

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:

E: computationalmedicine-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 7852

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