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.

Key Features

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

  • The opportunity to study specialized 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.


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 is scheduled to take a year each to complete.

The programme will give you generic evidence-based practice training with additional modules exploring areas in which the Centre for NanoHealth specialises.

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.

Tuition Fees

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

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £6,750 £20,350
MSc Part-time £3,400 £10,200

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

Additional Costs

You may face additional costs whilst at University, including (but not limited to):

  • Travel to Swansea University Bay Campus for teaching; the costs of travel are not reimbursed by Swansea University.
  • Books, course materials and printing or photocopying costs
  • Hiring robes for

Employability and Professional Development


Postgraduate study has many benefits, including enhanced employability, career progression, intellectual reward and the opportunity to change direction with a conversion course.

From the moment you arrive in Swansea, specialist staff in Careers and Employability will help you plan and prepare for your future. They will help you identify and develop skills that will enable you to make the most of your postgraduate degree and enhance your career options. The services they offer will ensure that you have the best possible chance of success in the job market.

The student experience at Swansea University offers a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional development through involvement in many aspects of student life.

Co-curricular opportunities to develop employability skills include national and international work experience and study abroad programmes and volunteering, together with students' union and athletic union societies, social and leisure activities.

For the MSc Nanomedicine programme, we are in the process of identifying opportunities for our students to complete placements with a number of our collaborative partners.

Professional Development

The Medical School offers the following M Level modules as standalone opportunities for prospective students to undertake continued professional development (CPD) in the area of Nanomedicine.

You can enrol on the individual modules for this programme as either an Associate Student (who will be required to complete the module(s) assessments) or as a Non-Associate Student (who can attend all teaching sessions but will not be required to complete any assessments).

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Last updated October 29, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
1 - 2 years
20,350 GBP
- Full-time international students; 6750 GBP - PArt-time UK/EU students; 3400 GBP
July 31, 2019
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