Course Comparison

MSc Biomedical Science MSc Medical Engineering
Master of Science - MSc Master of Science - MSc
2 years 1 year
Assessment breakdown
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Course type
Part-time Full-time, Part-time route available
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Plymouth Plymouth
School of Biomedical Sciences School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Entry requirements

You should have either:

  • Applicants require a minimum of an upper second-class UK honours degree in biomedical sciences, life sciences or related subject with a genetics component, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Intercalating or graduate medical/dental/veterinarian applicants or those with substantial relevant work-based experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis. University of Plymouth alumni who do not meet this requirement can contact the programme lead in the first instance. Please list the pathway you are applying for in your application. A short interview may be undertaken as part of the applications process.

  • If you have overseas qualifications you can check how they compare with the UK equivalent through UK ECCTIS, who provide an advisory service.


  • Other qualifications and experience that the programme manager deems equivalent in subject content and level of attainment to any of the above.

If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide evidence of competence in English language:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or above with no less than 6.0 in each category (speaking, listening, reading, & writing) will be required.
  • Please visit our entry requirements for international students page for more information.
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

A 2:2 honours degree or above in engineering/computing/robotics/biomedical science/biology/medicine/dentistry/chemistry.

The programme is also suitable for mathematics, health profession and psychology graduates with sufficient science background and/or relevant industrial experience.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test.

The University of Plymouth offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this.