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Life Science and Healthcare Enterprise MRes

Course Description

The Masters of Research in Life Science and Healthcare Enterprise is a taught research programme portfolio designed to give Health Professionals, Life Scientists, Biomedical Scientists, Medics and Academics the opportunity to conduct masters-level research in a supported environment, with relevant training and application to Life Science-related expert witnesses from Industry and Academia through the provision of a series of master-classes.

Key Features

We combine a multidisciplinary approach of industrial collaboration and integrated and innovative teaching that promises to bring significant advances in the development of leaders of research and innovation in the Life Science sector:

The opportunity to specialise in up to five different areas of Medical Manufacturing, Medical Technology and Pharmaceutical and Regenerative Medicine with supervision by experienced academics, leading researchers in the field and experts at the forefront of the life sciences industry
Develop research skills by working with an interdisciplinary research team
Comprehend, design and implement business models across life science enterprise and innovation
Engage with clinicians through new and established links with local hospitals and NHS Health Boards.

Programme Outline

Each programme within the Life Science and Healthcare Enterprise portfolio consists of two Phases:

• Phase 1 (October – January): 3 taught modules (compulsory modules) totaling 60 credits, which can lead to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Life Science and Healthcare Enterprise

• Phase 2 (February – September): an 8 month research project. At the end of this phase, you will submit a 40,000-words thesis worth 120 credits leading to the award of the MRes in Life Science Healthcare Enterprise

The Life Science and Healthcare Enterprise programme ethos is eclectic, innovative and novel in respect to developing you to be ready for the world of business within the Life Science sector. You will be immersed in and exposed to a learning environment with an open, innovative, global multidisciplinary culture.

By the end of this programme, you will be prepared to be entrepreneurs or a senior employee within large and small business, and capable of leading change to a more entrepreneurial and innovative culture.

Modes of Study:

Attendance Pattern

During the taught element of this Masters programme in Life Science and Healthcare Enterprise, students are required to attend for 1 week (5 consecutive days) teaching block, followed by 1 week of independent study (i.e. no formal teaching sessions) for the generation of a white paper and ending in the Presentation, Defence and Assessment period in Week 3 for each module.

Attendance during Part Two is negotiated with the supervisor. You are also encouraged to attend the Postgraduate Taught Induction Event during the induction week and any programme associated seminars.

Visit the Life Science and Healthcare Enterprise MRes page on the Swansea University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the Life Science and Healthcare Enterprise is a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject area - Biomedical, Health, Medical or Life Science or other related areas. There is also provision for admission that takes into account relevant work experience, when the applicant has an undergraduate degree but not at a 2:2 honours level. Applicants who have completed M-level modules may be allowed to APEL up to 20 of those credits into Part 1. International applicants will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency. See website for further details.

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