Research course

Life Science and Healthcare Enterprise

Swansea University · Swansea University Medical School

Entry requirements

Admission to the MRes has a minimum requirement of a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject area - Biomedical, Health, Medical or Life Science or other related areas. There is also provision for admission that takes into account relevant work experience within the life science sector, when the applicant has an undergraduate degree but not at a 2:2 honours level. Applicants who have completed M-level modules with outcomes that are significantly similar to those for PMRM01 may be allowed to APEL up to 20 of those credits into Part 1. This decision will have to be made on a case-by-case basis. International applicants where English is not their first language will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency according to Swansea University guidance for postgraduate programmes (IELTS Score 6.5/TOEFL 570).

Months of entry


Course content

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The Masters of Research in Life Science and Healthcare Enterprise is a taught research programme portfolio designed to give Health Professionals, Life Scientists, Biomedical Scientists, Medics and Academics the opportunity to conduct masters-level research in a supported environment, with relevant training and application to Life Science-related expert witnesses from Industry and Academia through the provision of a series of master-classes.

We combine a multidisciplinary approach of industrial collaboration and integrated and innovative teaching that promises to bring significant advances in the development of leaders of research and innovation in the Life Science sector:

  • The opportunity to specialise in to five different areas of Medical Manufacturing, Medical Technology and Pharmaceutical and Regenerative Medicine with supervision by experienced academics, leading researchers in the field and experts at the forefront of the life sciences industry
  • Develop research skills by working with an interdisciplinary research team
  • Comprehend, design and implement business models across life science enterprise and innovation
  • Engage with clinicians through new and established links with local hospitals and NHS Health Boards.

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
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Swansea University Medical School
+44 (0)1792 513486