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Medical and Health Care Studies, PhD

Medical and Health Care Studies, PhD

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Health Studies Caring Skills Medical Sciences

Course type

Research

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Medical and Health Care Studies is available as a PhD, MPhil, and MSc by Research and is based around four key research themes: Biomarkers and Genes; Devices; Microbes and Immunity; Patient and Population Health and Informatics. These programmes are suitable for candidates whose research interests relate to these topics and who want to explore complex medical problems.

We also have strong links with the NHS and welcome applications from those with a clinical research interest in:

  • Accidents
  • Ageing
  • Ambulatory care
  • Burns and plastics
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hospital at home
  • Infectious diseases
  • Pre-hospital care
  • Psychiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Trauma surgery

Your 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. Our vision is to advance medical science through interdisciplinary research and innovation. We are a leading centre for medical research and a unique example of successful collaboration between NHS, academia and industry in the life science and health sector, with close links with the Colleges of Engineering and Science.

We have strong connections with a range of external partners and collaborators, including the NHS; Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB); Hywel Dda University 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.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 3 years | 01-JUL-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

01-JUL-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£20,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants for PhD must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University). As well as academic qualifications, Admissions decisions may be based on other factors, including (but not limited to): the standard of the research synopsis/proposal, performance at interview, intensity of competition for limited places, and relevant professional experience.