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MSc Biomaterials / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Science
12 months
Entry requirements

Degree awarded: Master of Science

Duration: 12 months (Full-Time campus based only)

MSc - 2.2 UK Honours degree or equivalent in any of the following: bioengineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, biomedical science, medicine, dentistry or equivalent relevant subject. 

Unfortunately, as of September 2016, we no longer offer the Postgraduate Diploma of Postgraduate Certificate. For the Masters course, you will need at least a 2ii Honours degree or equivilent in a relevant subject.

Please note: Graduates with other relevant degrees (e.g. mechatronics) may also be admitted.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

There is no official deadline for this course, however, this course may close early if we receive a high volume of applications.

For this reason, we recommend that you apply as early as possible. You can apply even if you are still studying and if you have not yet obtained an English language qualification or an up to date international passport.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course description

The Masters course in Biomaterials is multi-disciplinary. It provides students with a rich understanding of about current clinically used biomaterials and state of the art advances in research to improve these. The clinical application of these biomaterials will be demonstrated along with indepth description of materials structure and processing (e.g. polymer, composite and ceramic). The project component will allow hands-on training for the student in further developing novel biomaterials.

Open days

Our Open Days provide a great opportunity to take a look at the School, discover more about our courses and research, and find out what Manchester has to offer you. Please contact the School to find out when our next Open Day will be or to arrange a visit.

International students - if you are based overseas and can't make our Open Days, please visit the international section of our website to see if a member of our International Team will be visiting your country soon. 


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
    International students (per annum): £23,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

This course does not require an ATAS certificate.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Materials
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
0161 306 3559
Academic department overview
See: About Us

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