Depending upon your background, the programme starts with introductory modules to introduce material that will be encountered in the programme. This will give you the knowledge needed to engage with the rest of the programme.
There are 60 credits of core modules focused on the major aspects of healthcare technology, delivered by world-leading researchers and informed by their latest research. These modules cover topics such as tissue engineering, advanced biomaterials, medical devices, sensing and additive manufacture in healthcare settings.
The core modules are complemented by optional modules in the areas of pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals, bioprocessing, business skills and synthetic biology. These enable you to develop your expertise in areas surrounding healthcare technology and will prepare you for your future career in industry or academia.
Some modules advertised currently may be subject to change, either in terms of the module content as stated below, or in terms of if the module will be available for this programme (due to staff changes, timetable changes, etc).
Finally, in the summer, Masters students undertake an original research project, working closely with a research group within the Healthcare Technologies Institute or School of Chemical Engineering. The research project will focus on development of a novel healthcare technology product, and include a business plan and a pitch to potential investors. This will allow you to consolidate your knowledge in a practical setting and put your learning into the context of the development of new healthcare technologies.
This brings the total credits for the MSc to 180.
Introductory modules – between 0-20 credits
If you have not studied biology or life science before at degree level, you will take the Bioscience for Graduates of other disciplines module, which will introduce you to the relevant topics. Likewise, students without a biomedical science or biomedical engineering background will take the Introduction to Healthcare Technology module.
Core modules - 60 credits:
Optional modules – your choice up to 120 credits
All modules are offered subject to sufficient enrolled students. All module descriptions are provisional and subject to minor change. Example optional modules are listed below:
Pharmaceutical Technology Theme
Business Studies Theme
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods.