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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc, Research Only

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Medical and Health Care Studies research programme fee information.

  • Last Updated

    09 July 2019

Medical and Health Care Studies is available as a PhD, MPhil, and MSc by Research and is based around four key research themes: Biomarkers and GenesDevicesMicrobes and ImmunityPatient and Population Health and Informatics. These programmes are suitable for candidates whose research interests relate to these topics and who want to explore complex medical problems.

We also have strong links with the NHS and welcome applications from those with a clinical research interest in:

  • Accidents
  • Ageing
  • Ambulatory care
  • Burns and plastics
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hospital at home
  • Infectious diseases
  • Pre-hospital care
  • Psychiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Trauma surgery

Your programme in Medical and Health Care Studies will feature:

  • Practice-focused learning
  • Supervision team with nominated supervisors
  • You will draw on skills from the broader academic community
  • Programme seminars and workshops
  • Access to Wales’ premier purpose-build medical research facility
  • Collaboration with industry and business partners

During your Medical and Health Care Studies course you will benefit from our highly regarded specialist facilities. Our vision is to advance medical science through interdisciplinary research and innovation. We are a leading centre for medical research and a unique example of successful collaboration between NHS, academia and industry in the life science and health sector, with close links with the Colleges of Engineering and Science.

We have strong connections with a range of external partners and collaborators, including the NHS; Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB)Hywel Dda University Health Board; UK research council; Welsh Government and numerous national and international links. These connections, along with the skills and qualities you develop during your research degree will enhance your CV, and help you stand out in a highly competitive graduate employment market.

How you're supervised on the Medical and Health Care Studies research programme

You will be given a supervisory team made up of a primary supervisor and secondary supervisors. This team will provide both academic, and pastoral support whilst you complete your research.

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

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