Biomedical Engineering Our courses

Our courses help you to apply core engineering principles and knowledge to create technical solutions to real-world clinical-problems.

We offer different ways to study including full-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses, short courses for continuing professional development and distance learning.

We also have a long history in international outreach, being renowned world-wide for our research and educational programmes for over 40 years.

Undergraduate courses

BSc Honours in Prosthetics & Orthotics

Our four-year BSc Honours in Prosthetics & Orthotics qualifies you to register with the Health Professions Council as a ‘prosthetist / orthotist'. We're one of only two Universities in the UK that train prosthetists.

Find out more about our BSc (Hons) Prosthetics & Orthotics

BEng/MEng in Biomedical Engineering

We offer a four year (BEng) or a five year (MEng) degree in biomedical engineering. These are cross-subject programmes that will enable you to apply core mechanical and electrical engineering knowledge to real-world clinical problems.

Read more about our BEng Biomedical Engineering or MEng Biomedical Engineering

Postgraduate taught courses

Our postgraduate taught programmes will allow you to play a vital role in the development of innovative research, enjoy expert facilities and have the opportunity to network with industrialists, academic experts and clinical partners.

MSc Programmes

Postgraduate research degrees

PhD & MPhil

PhD/MPhil Biomedical Engineering

You can study for a degree in biomedical engineering within any of our three major research areas:


Continuing professional development/short courses

We're committed to sharing our unique knowledge and experience with the wider community.

We have developed a number of short courses to meet the professional development needs of the biomedical community, including those in the clinical, academic and commercial sectors.These courses are of value to physicians, surgeons, therapists and clinical scientists as well as prosthetists and orthotists.

Find out more about short courses.

International programmes

There's opportunities to take part in visits and exchanges with leading research institutions. This year staff and students have been to institutions in Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA.

Established research programmes are in place with partner institutions in the USA, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, including:

  • Sino-UK Research Partnership for PhD Studies between the Universities of Strathclyde, UK, and Beihang University, Beijing, China

We welcome enquiries from international research and teaching institutions and companies about our educational programmes, including staff and student exchanges. Please get in touch with Prof. Will Shu.

We're one of only two UK Universities offering training in prosthetics and orthotics