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Medical and Health Care Studies MSc by Research

Course Description

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Medical and Health Care Studies at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

The research and innovation arm of Swansea University’s Medical School 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 the 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 NanoHealth.
- 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 within Medical and Healthcare Studies focuses around four themes:

Biomarkers and Genes
Devices, Microbes and Immunity
Patient and Population Health

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 for the Medical and Health Care Studies programme are asked to nominate their preferred research area.

Visit the Medical and Health Care Studies MSc by Research page on the Swansea University website for more details!

Student Profiles

100 Swansea University Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Swansea University is offering 100 Master’s Scholarships, each worth £3000 towards tuition fees for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses in September 2017.Eligible courses include:All LLM programmes (including LLM by Research)All MA programmes (including MA by Research)All MRes programmesAll MSc programmes (including MSc by Research)Please note that MPhil, GDL/CPE and LPC programmes are not eligible for the Swansea University Master’s Scholarship scheme.

Value of Scholarship(s)



You must have, or expect to achieve, a minimum 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent).You must hold an offer to study on an eligible master’s course at Swansea University from September 2017. Programmes commencing in January, April and July 2017 are not eligible.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more details on how to apply.

Further Information



Life Sciences: KESS II Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Efficacy and formulation of liquid technologies for the wet leisure industry - Single Award

*This scholarships is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.*Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.Total Water Products Limited (TWP Ltd) is a speciality formulator and blender for liquid technologies for the wet leisure market in the UK, EU and globally. The range of products manufactured cover use in swimming pools, spas and hot tubs predominantly for the domestic markets of these areas. The range covers: (i) Speciality Algaecides, (ii) Flocculants & Clarifiers, (iii) Phosphate Removers, (iv) Stain and Scale Products, (v) Maintenance Chemicals, and (vi) Hot Tub & Spa Range. TWP Ltd is recognised as one of the leaders within its market, not just because of its technologies but also with the global brands that it manages under license, such as Lo-Chlor Chemicals, Swirl-Away and Ahh-Some.The growth in sales of hot tubs and swim spas has also lead to an increased concern for new owners to be educated on the importance of water chemistry and (microbiological) surface cleanliness requiring correct maintenance of tubs and spas. Incorrect maintenance and the establishment of biofilms on spa surfaces and piping causes poor water quality, excessive chemical consumption, while potentially forming a public health concern if pathogens are established in the biofilm.The SME wants to improve the scientific underpinning of the usage and efficacy of its product lines for biofilm prevention and removal in the wet leisure industry, while further insights into product formulations and performance with respect to recurring microbial growth/fouling and toxicology would help strengthen its portfolio. Biocides especially have raised concerns recently due to resistance to common biocides being linked with resistance to clinical and veterinary antimicrobials.The MSc by Research student will investigate and statistically evaluate optimal dosage, treatment frequency and duration, mix of formulations, especially in relation to (i) improving environmental sustainability and toxicology, and (ii) decreasing recurrence of growth and surface fouling under static and dynamic flow conditions.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend


Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in BSc (Honours) Genetics, Biochemistry, or a related subject. They should also be eligible for UK/EU Fees.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more information.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applicants for the MSc by Research in Medical and Health Care Studies must hold an initial degree of a UK university and would normally have achieved or be predicted to achieve a minimum classification of upper second (2:1) or equivalent. English language requirement: IELTS 6.5. Please visit our website for further information on entry requirements for the Medical and Health Care Studies programme.

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