Research course

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Swansea University · College of Engineering
MSc by research

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the MSc by Research in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine is a first or upper second class honours degree in biology, engineering or related subjects. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

The aim of this MSc by Research is to provide you with a solid grounding within the field of tissue engineering and its application within regenerative medicine.

As a student on the MSc by Research course, you will be given the relevant laboratory training to undertake the research program . The research will be written up as a thesis that is examined. You will also be encouraged to present your work in the form of scientific communications such as journals and conference poster presentation.

We are actively researching many aspects of tissue engineering including the following areas:

  • Characterisation and control of the stem cell niche
  • Mechanical characterisation of stem cells and tissues
  • Production of novel scaffolds for tissue engineering
  • Electrospinning of scaffold materials
  • Cartilage repair and replacement
  • Bone repair and replacement
  • The application of nanotechnology to regenerative medicine
  • Wound healing engineering
  • Reproductive Immunobiology
  • Bioreactor design

Recent MSc by Research theses supervised in the area of Tissue Engineering at Swansea University include:

  • Quality assurance of human stem cell/primary cell bank
  • The development of electrospinning techniques for the production of novel tissue engineering scaffolds.
  • The incorporation of pulsed electromagnetic fields into wound dressings.
  • The application of pulsed electromagnetic fields for improved wound healing.
  • The use of nanoparticles in the control of bacterial biofilms in chronic wounds.
  • The control of bacterial adhesion at surfaces relevant to regenerative medicine.
  • The production of micro-porous particles for bone repair

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

College of Engineering
+44 (0)1792 295514