The University of Birmingham is a world-leading research centre for Healthcare Technology. We are advancing new technologies and treatments that enable people to live longer, healthier and happier lives. This requires a multidisciplinary approach, involving engineers, life scientists and physical scientists.
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 an 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.
Why study a Masters in Healthcare Technology at Birmingham?
In this course, we explore the key areas of healthcare technology that will enable people to lead longer, healthier lives. We cover the requirements for product and technology development, including ethics and regulatory aspects.
We explore the multidisciplinarity of the subject, building an understanding of the interface between physical science (eg materials science, mechanical engineering), biological science (cell biology, clinical science), and engineering (eg manufacturing, formulation) aspects. Success in the field requires understanding and optimisation of both areas.
Our themed optional modules enable you to specialise in areas that interest you: from the production and formulation of pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals; bioprocessing for the manufacture of small molecules and biopharmaceuticals; synthetic biology for the generation of novel molecular products; and the business surrounding the sector.
Teaching is led by our world-leading research in healthcare technology and process engineering, and during the research project students work within research groups on an original research project to develop a novel healthcare technology or product.
Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. With over 35,000 students and 7,000 staff, today we are one of the world’s leading universities. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives – a tradition that this programme proudly continues.
Explore important aspects of healthcare technology, addressing the design and development of medical devices, biomaterials, sensing systems, implants and tissue-engineered constructs.
Specialise in complementary areas that interest you, from pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, and bioprocessing, to the business surrounding the sector.
Benefit from our collaborations with world-class industry partners, and international, leading-edge engineering and science departments.