University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Medical Devices

The course is delivered by staff of the EPSRC-funded medical devices doctoral training centre (DTC ); with colleagues from engineering, the life sciences and physical sciences, and with input from clinical advisers from the NHS and elsewhere, the DTC offers a research and training programme for some of the best graduate students in the UK; in addition to compulsory classes students choose from elective modules in year 1, and undertake a short individual research project working in the laboratory and research group of their choice; on completion of these modules students progress to project work on a full-time basis; participation in industry days and events in medical devices in the UK is also a feature of the course.

Entry requirements

Excellent degree or other qualification equivalent to a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university in engineering or physical science.

Course modules

Core areas of study: Medical science; research methodology; bioengineering and healthcare; bioinformatics; advanced molecular technology; introductory pharmacology. Elective areas of study: Biomechanics or medical device technology for organ replacement; materials and their biomedical application or biomedical electronics; assessment of biomedical materials or prosthetics and orthotics; biomedical instrumentation or orthopaedic and cardiovascular devices; clinical biochemistry or case Studies in medical devices.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
EngD Full-time £ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees) 48 months
EngD Full-time £ 14,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 48 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

Key information

Telephone number: 
0141 548 3195