University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham


The programme comprises 1 major research project in biomaterials, which can be based in the University or in industry, plus 6 taught modules, 5 compulsory and 1 optional.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in science, health sciences or engineering. International students. Where English is not the native language/language of instruction: IELTS: 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band; or TOEFL IBT: 82 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking, 19 in Writing; or Pearson Test of English (PTE): PTE Academic 51 in all 4 skills.

Course modules

Core modules: introduction to materials; materials characterisation; biomaterials; effective project management; presentation and communication skills/team skills development. Optional modules (choose 1 or 2 from): degradation of materials in the body; nanochemistry; polymer science and soft matter; tissue engineering.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,090 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 17,960 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 2,045 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005