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About Nanomedicine at Swansea University

This innovative programme combines a multidisciplinary approach of nanotechnology and medical science that promises to bring significant advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

  • The opportunity to study specialised modules including Bionanotechnology, Bioinformatics, Diagnostics, Molecular Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Nanomedicine, and Nanotoxicology , taught by leading researchers in the field
  • Develop research skills by working with an interdisciplinary research team 
  • Use state-of-the art laboratory equipment in the Centre for NanoHealth 
  • Engage with clinicians through established links with local hospitals and Health Board 

Carry out collaborative research with Industry, including hi-tech medical device companies based in the Medical School's Institute of Life Science.

Course Overview

Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented growth in research in the area of nanoscience. There is increasing optimism that nanotechnology applied to medicine will bring significant advances in the diagnosis treatment and prevention of disease. Increasing demand and awareness of applications of nanotechnology in medicine has resulted in the emergence of a new discipline, namely nanomedicine.

This 12-month course (starts in October) is suitable for graduates with experience in disciplines of biology, life sciences or engineering who wish to develop their understanding of the application of Nanotechnology in healthcare and to undergo training in experimental design and experimental practice in a novel research topic.

The programme is modular and structured in three levels, each building on the next. You can elect to take either the full Master's programme or the Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma, depending on need and circumstances. 

The programme is designed to allow you to complete either as full time or part time study. For part-time students, each of the three components are scheduled to  take a year  each to complete. 

The programme will give you generic evidence based practice training with additional modules exploring:

  • Introduction to Bioinformatics (20)
  • Nano(Geno)toxicology (20)
  • Regenerative Medicine (20)
  • Diagnostics and Imaging (10)
  • Physiology and Disease (10)
  • Nanomedicines and Therapeutics (10)
  • Research Design and Ethics (10) 
  • Principles of Nanomedicine (10)
  • Bio-Nanotechnology (10)
  • Dissertation (Research Project) (60)

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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International MSc Full-time £5,850 £17,550 MSc Part-time £2,950 £8,800 PGDip Full-time £3,900 £11,700 PGDip Part-time £1,950 £5,850 PGCert Full-time £1,950 £5,850 PGCert Part-time £1,950 £5,850

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.

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

You will require at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject. There is also provision for admission that takes into account previous experience if you have an undergraduate degree below a 2:2 honours level.

If you do not have an undergraduate degree, you must have significant relevant work (or other) experience, which has been assessed as appropriate by the Admissions Selectors.

If you are an international student, you will need to demonstrate knowledge of the English language at IELTS overall 6.5 or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

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