Research course


Swansea University · Swansea University Medical School

Entry requirements

MPhil: Normally have achieved or be predicted to achieve a minimum classification of upper second (2:1) or equivalent. All candidates whose first language is not English are expected to pass the IELTS 6.5. PhD: All candidates will initially be admitted to the MPhil degree and required to demonstrate evidence of satisfactory progress at the end of the first year to prove an ability to proceed to PhD. Applicants for a doctoral level degree would normally have, or be studying for, a Masters degree of a UK or another University approved by Senate or similar level of qualification. English Language requirement IELTS 6.5.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

We invite applications from well-qualified candidates whose research interests correspond to our areas of research expertise focused on Chemistry.

The research activity at Swansea University Medical School is centred around its interdisciplinary research enterprise, the Institute of Life Science (ILS), where research activity covers the spectrum of medicine from laboratory-based biomedical research (BIOMED) to public health, population sciences and health services research (CHIRAL). Thanks to the interdisciplinary ethos of the ILS, researchers dedicated to both of these areas can work together seamlessly on complex medical problems that have both biological and social impacts, such as diabetes and mental health disorders.

Candidates will be asked to nominate their preferred research areas (BIOMED, CHIRAL) from a range of potential topics for research students.

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


full time
24 months
part time
48 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Swansea University Medical School
+44 (0)1792 513400