Medical and Health Care Studies (MD)

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
MD

How long you will study
2 years

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How you will study
full-time

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About Medical and Health Care Studies at Swansea University

Course Overview

The research and innovation arm of Swansea University's College of Medicine is the Institute of Life Science (ILS). The vision for ILS is to advance medical science through interdisciplinary research and innovation to improve the health wealth and well-being of the people of Wales and beyond.

The Institute of Life Science:

- is a unique example of successful collaboration between NHS, academia and industry in the life science and health sector.
- enjoys close links with the Colleges of Engineering and Science especially through the Centre for Nano-Health.
- is Wales' premier purpose-built medical research facility.
- is a collaboration between Swansea University and the Welsh Government, together with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, and industry and business partners.

Our research focuses around four themes: Biomarkers and Genes; Devices; Microbes and Immunity; and Patient and Population Health and Informatics.

Thanks to the interdisciplinary ethos of the Institute of Life Science, researchers dedicated to four theme areas work together seamlessly on complex medical problems that have both biological and social impacts. Candidates are asked to nominate their preferred research area.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
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  • The awardMDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study4 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International M.D. Full-time £4,280 £18,550 M.D. Part-time £2,140 £9,300

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

Note: The UK/EU fee is indicative pending confirmation from RCUK

If your course starts in January, April or July 2018 please refer to the 2017/18 fee costs on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

Applicants for a doctoral level degree would normally have, or be studying for, a Masters degree of a UK or another University approved by Senate or similar level qualification. Applicants for the MD degree should normally possess a Bachelor of Medicine or Surgery.

All candidates whose first language is not English are expected to pass the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test at grade 6.5

Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

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