University of Bristol
Biomedical Engineering MSc
University of Bristol

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Biomedical engineering is an emerging field in the UK that involves applying physical, chemical, mathematical, computer science and engineering principles to the analysis of biological, medical, behavioural and health-related problems. Biomedical engineers develop innovative devices and procedures to help prevent, diagnose and treat diseases. It relies on an in-depth understanding of science and engineering fundamentals, combined with a broad knowledge of physiological and anatomical systems.

This programme will enable you to gain expertise in this exciting field and covers both theory and practical applications. You will acquire analytical tools and a broad physical knowledge of modern engineering and science. This is combined with a fundamental understanding of anatomical and physiological systems, and familiarity with recent technological breakthroughs.

Visit the Faculty of Engineering website ( to learn more about the MSc in Biomedical Engineering.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees Law, Econ, Medicine, English
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • 7.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees Law, Econ, Medicine, English

We welcome students from all over the world. We currently have students from more than 150 countries studying here at Bristol. Having a diverse cultural community provides a stimulating environment for both teaching and learning, for more information plea
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering (preferably electrical, mechanical and computer science) or a subject related to biomedical engineering. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.


Tuition Fees Biomedical Engineering MSc

EU £25900 year 1
England UK £12300 year 1
Northern Ireland £12300 year 1
Scotland £12300 year 1
Wales £12300 year 1
International £25900 year 1
Channel Islands £12300 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Bristol in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is a traditional red brick research university located in Bristol, England. This university does not have a campus that it designates as its main campus, but instead has a group of buildings in the city centre which is referred to as the “University precinct”. With six different faculties and 29 distinct schools, there is sure to be something of interest for almost any student at Bristol.

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Where is this programme taught

Clifton Campus
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