MSc Nanomedicine

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MSc 1Yr FT
    MSc 3Yr PT
    PGDip 1Yr FT
    PGDip 2Yr PT
    PGCert 1Yr FT
    PGCert 1Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2:2

Course Overview

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 of nanotechnology and medical science that promises to bring significant advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

  • The opportunity to study specialised 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 College of Medicine‘s Institute of Life Science.


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.


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 are scheduled to  take a year  each to complete. 

The programme will give you generic evidence based practice training with additional modules exploring:

  • Introduction to Bioinformatics (20)
  • Nano(Geno)toxicology (20)
  • Regenerative Medicine (20)
  • Diagnostics and Imaging (10)
  • Physiology and Disease (10)
  • Nanomedicines and Therapeutics (10)
  • Research Design and Ethics (10) 
  • Principles of Nanomedicine (10)
  • Bio-Nanotechnology (10)
  • Dissertation (Research Project) (60)

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.

How To Apply

1. Online application

Please read our Guidance Notes before applying online. Online application is the quickest way to apply and receive a decision on your application.

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2. Apply by Post or Email

Please download our Application Pack [PDF] and send the completed form by post or email to :

Postgraduate Admissions Office 
Swansea University 
Singleton Park 
SA2 8PP 
United Kingdom

Email: Tel: +44(0)1792 295358

Reference form

Please download the  Reference Form [PDF] and send to your nominated referees *Please Note - You will need the latest version of Adobe® Reader® (download here). Please remember to save your reference form as you fill it in

Admissions Policy

For more information, please download our Admissions Policy [PDF]

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £5,850 £17,550
MSc Part-time £1,950 £5,850
PGDip Full-time £3,900 £11,700
PGDip Part-time £1,950 £5,850
PGCert Full-time £1,950 £5,850
PGCert Part-time £1,950 £5,850

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

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Meet the Team

Professor Shareen Doak (Nanotoxicology)

Dr Lewis Francis (Therapeutics)

Dr Karl Hawkins (Diagnostics and Imaging)

Dr Ilyas Khan (Regenerative Medicine)

Dr Paul Lewis (Bioinformatics)

Dr Gareth Noble (Physiology and Diseases

Professor Huw Summers (Principles of Nanomedicine)

Dr Chris Wright (BioNanotechnology)

Dr Xia (Research Design and Ethics)


Employability and Professional Development

Professional Developement

The College of Medicine 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 enroll 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).

How to Apply

For information and advice on applying for any of the continuing education opportunities, please contact the College directly at


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.