Research course

Medical and Health Care Studies

Swansea University · Swansea University Medical School
MSc by researchMDMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

MPhil/PhD/MSc by Research- Applicants must hold an initial degree of a UK University or another University approved by Senate and would normally have achieved or be predicted to achieve a minimum classification of upper second (2:1) or equivalent.

MD- Applicants would normally have, or be studying for, a Masters degree of a UK or another University approved by Senate or similar level qualification. Applicants for the MD degree should normally possess a Bachelor of Medicine or Surgery.

All candidates whose first language is not English are expected to pass the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) at grade 6.5.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The research and innovation arm of Swansea University's College of Medicine is the Institute of Life Science (ILS). The vision for ILS is to advance medical science through interdisciplinary research and innovation to improve the health wealth and well-being of the people of Wales and beyond.

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


full time
24 months
part time
48 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358