Do you have a degree in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology, pharmacy, medical engineering or physics? Do you have aspirations to apply this knowledge in the medical or life sciences field? Nanomedicine could be the degree for you. Enhance your career prospects by studying Nanomedicine.
Nanomedicine is the interface of clinical medicine, pharmaceutics, regenerative medicine and nano(geno) toxicology. Increasing demand and awareness of nanotechnology applications in Medicine has lead to the emergence of Nanomedicine. Capitalising on the £22m infrastructure investment in the Centre for Nanohealth (CNH).
Suitable for anyone with a life sciences facing degree who is targeting industry facing employment in pharma or research careers through PhDs, students will tackle nano-enabled innovation in molecular medicine, drug development, advanced drug delivery and imaging/diagnostics. Pharmaceuticals and advanced therapeutics is embedded across these themes. In addition we have two focus areas, being Regenerative medicine (incorporating biomaterials) and nano(geno) toxicology which map to the core research themes of the School. These areas are furnished by expertise from the colleges of engineering and science, culminating in a multidisciplinary laboratory based research project underpinned by dedicated statistics/informatics modules and research design/ethics.
WHY NANOMEDICINE AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY?
You will be taught by world leading academics and research scientists bringing together disciplines including engineering, science and medicine in the our world class research facilities, the Institute of Life Science. Nanomedicine students will engage with clinicians through established partnerships with local Health Boards whilst benefiting from access to our £100million Institute of Life Science, which is 1st in the UK for Research Environment and 2nd in the UK for overall Research Quality (REF 2014). Joined by clinicians, industry leaders and experts in research innovation and technology transfer, the MSc in Nanomedicine offers a unique opportunity to study and play a role in the significant contributions that nanotechnology is bringing to advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
Through close relationships with the British Society for Nanomedicine we will give our top students the opportunity to study abroad in line with our international strategic partnerships. Many of our students have progressed to study Graduate Entry Medicne, or gone into research roles to complete a PhD. The close multidisciplinary relationships with research projects such as PATROLS, CALIN and the Institute of Life Science allows our students to establish relationships and network with academics across the breadth of research in the Medical School.
YOUR NANOMEDICINE EXPERIENCE
From the moment you arrive at the Medical School, our specialist staff will help you plan and prepare for your future by identifying and developing skills that will enable you to make the most of your postgraduate degree, and enhance your career options.
You’ll have the opportunity to carry out collaborative research with industry, including hi-tech medical device companies based in the Medical School’s Institute of Life Science.
The programme will give you generic evidence based practice training with additional modules exploring areas in which the Centre for NanoHealth specialises, including; Pharmaceuticals and novel therapeutics, drug development and regulatory considerations, imaging and diagnostics, research design, ethics and implementation, statistical platforms and data analysis for life science applications, nano(geno) toxicology, biomaterials and regenerative medicine, all taught by leading researchers in the field.
As part of the MSc students are encouraged to interact with the wider nanotechnology and nanomedicine community, by becoming members of the British Society for Nanomedicine attending the annual conference/seminars.
YOUR NANOMEDICINE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
A postgraduate degree is designed to equip our graduates with transferable skills that are highly valued in the workplace. Our research-led ethos ensures that students explore the frontiers of scientific knowledge, and the intensive practical components provide rigorous training in cutting edge technical skills that are used in the modern biosciences (scientific or clinical research career in the fields of nanomedicine and advanced therapeutics) while working in areas of world-leading expertise within the School.
The nanomedicine course appeals to all sectors in life sciences. We have students who have left the course and gone onto industry, academia (PhDs) and professional vocations. Most do stay on in academia; some do a PhD in a more specific field related to nanomedicine, others go on to Graduate Entry Medicine. Some have gone onto industry, with a range of biopharmaceutical to biotechnology companies in the fields of drug/technology testing and development.
Careers and Employability
Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.
Our career support services include:
- Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
- Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
- Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
- Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
- Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.
We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.