The BMedSc Biomedical Materials Science course will teach you how novel biomaterials for medical application are developed, with a major focus on tissue engineering, orthopaedic and dental biomaterials. Hip replacements, dental implants, tissue engineering scaffolds and pacemakers are just some of the examples of biomaterials that are increasingly important for the well being of our ageing population. This multidisciplinary course is one of few in the UK to cover both materials and biological science equally, meaning you will develop a broad knowledge base in both crucial areas, allowing you to choose from a wider variety of career options in the field of biomedical sciences after graduation. Based at Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry, this is the only course of its kind to be taught in a hospital. This means that you will benefit from direct input by clinicians into the course content, ensuring the clinical relevance of our teaching and research. This course at Birmingham is one of few in the UK to focus equally on the biological and material sciences, with a major focus on tissue engineering, orthopaedic and dental biomaterials. This prepares you for a variety of career opportunities in a wide range of areas related to medical and dental sciences once you graduate. A number of our students will undertake a one year industrial placement with a medical device company after their second year which is supported by our Careers Network. Others will have the opportunity to strengthen their skills through a summer research placement, either at our research unit or externally.