UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technologies

This exciting new programme focuses on the design, development and clinical application of novel rehabilitative and assistive technologies. The programme is delivered by the Aspire Create team, who are engineering the next generation of these technologies, in partnership with clinicians at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

Entry requirements

Prospective students should have a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree in biomedical science (including medicine), engineering, computer science or physics; an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; or sufficient relevant professional experience.

Course modules

Core modules: anatomy and physiology for engineers; assistive technology; devices and rehabilitation robotics; biomechanics for assistive technologies; research methods and experiment design. Options: all students participate in two group research projects, which put the theory from the core modules into practice. Each project results in a group report and an individual mini-viva; disability and development; electronic devices and implant technologies; inclusive design and human-machine interfaces; social cognitive rehabilitation.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of interactive lectures, seminars and hands-on laboratory sessions, supported by exercise/problem sheets and opportunities for reflection and discussion. Assessment is through coursework, research project reports, mini-vivas, MCQs and written exams.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,460 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Variable - 5 years

Campus details

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Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 8385 3048