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Student satisfaction 

We have the highest overall student satisfaction score for Bioengineering, Medical and Biomedical Engineering subjects (National Student Survey, 2022).

93% of students agreed their course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth and 100% of students agreed their course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics (National Student Survey, 2022).

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Study abroad

You could spend two weeks, a term, or an academic year abroad. 

We’ll help you decide where to go and for how long, guide you through the application process, and support you when you’re abroad.

To find out more about the benefits of studying abroad, and discover where you could go, visit the Study Abroad website.

Gain real-world experience

We offer a range of opportunities to develop work-related skills and gain valuable real-world experience during your studies.

From year-long placements in industry to partnerships with organisations on research projects, there are many ways to enhance your career prospects.

Find out more about our placement opportunities

Our link with the close-by Royal Berkshire Hospital provides opportunities for students to gain first-hand experience in communicating with clinicians and working in a clinical environment.

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Professor of Interactive Systems Design

Outstanding facilities

The School of Biological Sciences has a full suite of new, cutting-edge laboratories, allowing you to learn in a state-of-the-art environment and conduct original research.

Our facilities enable teaching and research in exciting fields such as brain computer interfaces, assistive and rehabilitation technologies, hard and soft robotics, virtual reality, haptics and wearable electronics.

Learn more about our facilities

Excellent career prospects

This interdisciplinary degree offers multiple paths to a career in the field. As a highly skilled engineer, you will graduate with transferable skills and could focus on medical technology, theoretical research or clinical applications.

Overall, 93.2% of graduates from the School of Biological Sciences are in work or further study within 15 months of graduation (based on our analysis of HESA data (c) HESA 2023, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020/21, includes all School of Biological Sciences responders).

Read more about your career options

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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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Life in the Department

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

Meet the team

Our academics specialise in subjects such as electronics, robotics, wearable sensors and medical imaging.
Athena SWAN Silver Award