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Design for Healthcare & Assistive Technologies MSc

University of Dundee

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Dundee

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Develop your knowledge and understanding of biomedical engineering principles, human anatomy and medical instruments to help you design and develop assistive technology that will help improve the lives of people living with disabilities.

From screen readers and communication systems to prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs and stair lifts, assistive technologies cover any item, product, software program or piece of equipment that can help enhance the learning, working and daily lives of people living with disabilities.

You will learn to design and develop prototypes for user interfaces, interaction and experiences through practical tasks and be taught how to create a critical evaluation of research literature.

Working closely with people who have a variety of different needs, you will gain a first-hand understanding of how different disabilities impact their lives and work to develop systems and software that could help make these challenges easier.

You will also spend time working with Ninewells teaching hospital, special schools, disability organisations and industry to further develop your knowledge and understanding.

Under the guidance of our academic staff, you will undertake a research project that will focus on an area of your own particular interest. A recent project looked at assistive technology social supports for people with mobility impairments.


Graduates can go on to work in many areas including:

  • medical technology and assistive technology industries
  • academic institutions
  • hospitals
  • schools
  • care organisations
  • government departments
  • engineering
  • research

Covering many different roles including:

  • engineer
  • assistive technologist
  • professor
  • research scientist
  • clinical scientist
  • teacher
  • manager
  • salesperson.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Dundee

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  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 103 1

    7th out of 32

    1st out of 35 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    197 86%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    188 85%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    243 100%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%



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