Course Overview

This Structured PhD programme spans the Biomedical Engineering and Regenerative Medicine domains and aims to become a leading international graduate education programme in the field, in which Irelandis already taking a strong international role. The overall objective is to develop PhD graduates who will produce ground-breaking scientific results benefiting human health and contributing to economic growth, and who will, in turn, lead research and development in these fields in industry and academia. BME&RM combines a PhD research project with a unique experiential learning and didactic programme, resulting in an unparalleled learning experience for the student in terms of its combination of world-class research and focused clinical and industrial interaction.

The BME&RM programme will be delivered by a core partnership of institutions: National University of Ireland Galway, University of Limerick and University College Cork, linked with a wider consortium of partner institutions nationally and internationally: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Sligo, University of Ulster, Queen’s University Belfast, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Duke University, Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA), Rice University, Mayo Clinic, RWTH Aachen University and Georgia Tech Ireland.

Programmes Available

(Structured Phd) Biomedical Engineering and Regenerative Medicine - 4 years (full-time)


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

More Information can be obtained from the Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering website: 

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

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Research Areas

Areas of Interest:

  • Functional Biomaterials
  • Mechanics of Biological Cells, Tissues and Systems
  • Bioelectronics and Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Regenerative Orthobiologics and Neurotherapeutics
  • Regenerative Cardiovascular Therapeutics

Researcher Profiles

Professor Peter McHugh
Professor Gearoid O’Laighin
Professor Timothy O’Brien
Professor Frank Barry
Professor Abhay Pandit

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€4,529 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Non EU

€13,750 p.a. 2017/18

Contact Us

Professor Peter McHugh
T: +353 91 493 152
F: +353 91 563 991
W: Biomedical Engineering People