Start dates: 1st October, 1st January, 1st April, 1st July.
The MD in Medical and Health Care Studies is based around four key themes: Biomarkers and Genes; Devices; Microbes and Immunity; Patient and Population Health and Informatics. Our programme is suitable for well-qualified candidates whose research interests correspond with these topics and who want to work on complex medical problems that have both biological and social impacts.
We also have strong links with the NHS and welcome applications from those with a clinical research interest in:
- Ambulatory care
- Burns and plastics
- Cardiovascular disease
- Hospital at home
- Infectious diseases
- Pre-hospital care
- Trauma surgery
Your two year full time, or four year part-time, programme 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 course you will benefit from our highly regarded specialist facilities and our top ranking research programmes. The research and innovation arm of Swansea University's School of Medicine is the Institute of Life Science (ILS). The vision for ILS is to advance medical science through interdisciplinary research and innovation to improve the health wealth and well-being of the people of Wales and beyond.
- Swansea University Medical School is a leading UK centre for medical research
- Ranked 1st in the UK Research Environment
- Ranked 2nd in the UK for Research Quality
- 100% world class or internationally excellent in terms of impact (REF 2014)
- Postgraduate students will have access to facilities in the £100 million Institute of Life Science (ILS)
- Academics conducting leading world research
- Unique example of successful collaboration between NHS, academia and industry in the life science and health sector
- Close links with the schools of Engineering and Science especially through the Centre for NanoHealth
We have strong connections with a range of external partners and collaborators, including the NHS; Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU) Health Board; Hywel Dda 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.