University of Bolton

University of Bolton

Medical and Healthcare Devices

Students develop an understanding of the properties of advanced materials and how they affect the design of medical and healthcare devices; they study intelligent bioengineering systems and consider how smart materials, micro-electronics and mechanical and information technology knowledge are used in the development of these devices; these studies are supported by considering the principles that underpin the development and application of advanced materials and also regulations, procedures and principles that are applied to this sector; in addition, students study the use of healthcare and medical devices in the specific context of human anatomy, physiology, illness, disease and rehabilitation.

Entry requirements

Lower 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent, in a science or technology-related subject; if not previously studied in English a TOEFL score of at least 575 (written)/230 (computer-based) or an academic IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to medical devices and product regulations; human physiology and biotechnology; biomedical devices and product development; intelligent bioengineering systems; research methods (including an introduction to innovation and intellectual property management); research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bolton Bolton BL3 5AB North West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01204 903903