Postgraduate students are considered inclusive members of the School’s research team and are encouraged to take an active role in shaping the community and environment. As a postgraduate student who will have access to a diverse programme of seminars and workshops and a comprehensive skills’ development programme, which exposes students to innovation, Bioentrepreneurship and digital technologies as well as traditional core skills. Attendance at national and international conferences is encouraged and supported via a bursaries scheme. Each year the Medical School hosts a ‘postgraduate week’, where our students deliver posters and presentations to develop their presentation and communication skills and practice dealing with (and asking) questions in a realistic research environment.
Throughout your candidature, you will be supported by a supervisory team (academic and pastoral guidance) as well as a dedicated Medical School Research Office team and Higher Degrees Committee.
The School’s research efforts reside in the Institute of Life Science (ILS), where more than £100M has been invested in research infrastructure, including the £21M Centre for NanoHealth. These, together with the School’s other flagship facilities - the EPSRC National Mass Spectrometry Facility; the Centre of Excellence in eHealth and Informatics (CIPHER), one of four co-ordinating centres comprising the new UK Farr Institute for Health Informatics funded by an MRC led consortium of UK government and charity funders; and MRC funded CLIMB, a world-leading cyber infrastructure for microbial bioinformatics, delivered through collaborations between Swansea, Cardiff, Birmingham and Warwick universities - provide the 160 postgraduate research student community with access to state-of-the-art resource.
The Institute of Life Science has outstanding laboratory and clinical research facilities as well as a Clinical Research Facility incorporating jointly-located clinical trials and medical imaging suites. The School’s pioneering work on informatics has been further recognised by a new £8million award to host the Centre for Administrative Data Research and Evaluation (CADRE), part of the ESRC Big Data Network.