MSc/PGDip Healthcare Technology

The MSc in Healthcare Technology will provide multidisciplinary masters-level training to equip you with the skills needed to pursue exciting careers in this area, both in industrial and academic settings. Graduates from the programme will form the next generation of researchers developing novel technologies enabling healthier ageing.

Key themes within healthcare technology research at the University of Birmingham are scar-free healing, early detection and diagnosis of diseases, tissue regeneration, developing better prosthetics, and tackling antibiotic resistance. You will have the chance to develop understanding in these areas from a set of core modules.

You will also be able to choose from a series of optional modules to develop additional expertise in complementary areas, such as bioprocessing, business, and pharmaceuticals. Finally, MSc students will have the opportunity to apply their understanding by undertaking an original research project with research groups working within the Healthcare Technologies Institute or School of Chemical Engineering.

We expect graduates from the MSc in Healthcare Technology to work in the growing industry surrounding this area, for example diagnostics, medical devices, and other medical technology. We also expect some graduates will pursue further study, via PhD or other doctoral programmes.

There is a great demand for healthcare technology scientists and engineers in industry worldwide. This course gives you a professional basis for a career in a variety of industries.

Our Careers Network offers a range of events and support services designed to help you maximise your employability: from networking opportunities and career coaching workshops, to our effective-careers-strategy toolkit and one-to-one guidance. We also offer subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each college and a dedicated careers website for international students. Further information is below.

University Careers Network

Preparation for your career should be one of the first things you think about as you start university. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Birmingham degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.

Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area, offering a specialised team (in each of the five academic colleges) who can give you expert advice. Our team source exclusive work experience opportunities to help you stand out amongst the competition, with mentoring, global internships and placements available to you. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge.

Students can also exit with PGDip award.

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  • Bioscience for Graduates of other disciplines - 10 credits
  • Introduction to Healthcare Technology - 10 credits
  • Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing for Healthcare Applications - 10 credits
  • Advanced Biomaterials for Healthcare Technologies - 10 credits
  • Advanced Therapeutic Medicine Products - 10 credits
  • Frontiers in Tissue Engineering - 10 credits
  • Medical Devices - 10 credits
  • Sensor Systems in Medicine - 10 credits
  • Research Project - 60 credits
  • Design and development of drug delivery systems - 10 credits
  • From bench to market: the development of pharmaceutical drug products - 10 credits
  • Plant design and manufacturing principles for (bio)pharmaceutical production - 10 credits
  • Applied Synthetic Biology - 10 credits
  • Bioseparations - 20 credits
  • Cell Factories - 20 credits
  • Business and Strategy Development - 10 credits
  • Project Management (Business Strategy Delivery) - 10 credits
  • £24,480 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time