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Life as an undergraduate

Join our friendly, supportive community who are as passionate about biomedical engineering as you are.

Our academics will help you make the most of your time with us, and you'll have many opportunities to socialise, collaborate with your peers and gain practical experience.

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Modern, specialist facilities

Our new, £60m Health and Life Sciences building is purpose-built for teaching and research.

It houses a flexible teaching lab that can be subdivided to create up to four separate spaces. It is also home to seminar rooms, a cafe and a social space.

Learn more about our facilities

Experience studying abroad

Biomedical engineering student Katie McAreavey spent a semester at Colorado State University in Fort Collins as part of our Study Abroad scheme.

“One of the benefits to studying abroad was that I was able to pick modules that wouldn’t have been on offer to me at Reading. This not only gave me the opportunity to diversify my education, it also boosted my final grade for the year."

Read Katie’s blog post

I hope our students will be inspired to learn more about important biomedical challenges and to see how they can apply their skills and knowledge gained from our degree to develop cutting-edge biomedical engineering solutions."

Faustina Hwang,

Professor of Interactive Systems Design

Understanding the real-world application of biology

Watch our video on hydrogels to get a taste of what you might study in Biomedical Engineering at Reading.

Reading Students' Union societies

Reading Students' Union offers societies that may be of interest to biomedical engineering students. 

Biological Sciences Society

This society is for all students in the School of Biological Sciences, offering course support, academic events and socials.

Biomedical Engineering Society

This is a support and social group for Biomedical Engineering students, alumni and anyone with an interest in the subject. From guest speakers and academic resources to socials, they hold events throughout the year.

Our courses

Learn where medicine and technology intersect with our BEng Biomedical Engineering course. Study brain computer interface, neurorehabilitation, medical imaging, wearable electronics, and assistive technology.
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How you'll study

Learn from our experts in lectures, small group seminars, practical lab sessions and through placements – a mix of teaching methods to provide an engaging experience.
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Why study with us?

93% of students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering said our teaching staff were good or very good at explaining things. (National Student Survey, 2023).