What is Nanomedicine?

Nanomedicine is the study of nanotechnology in a healthcare and life science setting, working with matter and machines and the nano scale of 1-100 nanometres (One billionth of a metre). It's the applicational of biotechnology and advanced engineering into medicine. 

Our MSc in Nanomedicine will allow you to understand the fundamentals of nanotechnology and its application to healthcare. This quick guide is designed to give you a taste of this world and the exciting avenues our MSc will give you to explore, improving your lab skills and your long-term employability. 

Nanomedicine in Healthcare

The long-term NHS plan highlights the pathway to transform service delivery and better meet local health needs. Studying Nanomedicine at Swansea will give you skills and confidence in leadership, management, education and research, three of the four pillars of advanced clinical practice.

Our world-leading researchers and teachers will expose you to fundamentals in Pharmacology, Drug Design, Patient Management, Biosafety in the context of anatomy and physiology, degenerative disease, advanced engineering in the form of diagnostics and imaging.


For successful translation of nanomaterials into clinical application, clear regulatory pathways and test methods are essential for quality, safety and efficacy assessments. A whole spectrum of industry stakeholders have adopted such approaches, clearly aligned with our MSc Nanomedicine curriculum.

The skill sets taught on the course are central to employability prospects in sectors such as Biotech, Medicines Manufacturing, Data Analytics, Contract Research Organisations and the Pharmaceutical Industry.  

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The Future with Nanomedicines and Nanotechnologies 

The principles of Nanomedicine are embedded in current and future clinical practice. All aspects of healthcare provision are reliant on technology, from diagnostics and imaging providing the information crucial to patient management strategies to the technologies that will underpin better drug development and delivery.

Our Nanomedicine MSc will provide an in depth knowledge across the spectrum of Nanomedicine and its role in future healthcare provision, and providing you with the base for future career progression.

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Nanomedicine Careers

Nanotechnology and medicine have increasing impact on many aspects of our daily lives, expanding career opportunities in food science, in medical and in engineering. Our industry-focused MSc Nanomedicine curriculum allows our graduates to gain the transferable laboratory, critical and soft skills in science communication necessary to pursue a scientific or clinical research career. Our graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in industry (biopharmaceutical and biotechnology), academia (PhDs) and professional vocations, such as the Graduate Entry Medicine and Physician Associate Studies programmes.

If you are you looking for a way to take your degree in biological, life-sciences, engineering or physics to the next level to enhance your laboratory skills and career prospects, our MSc in Nanomedicine could be what you are looking for.

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Professor Steve Conlan gives a brief overview of the key areas of Nanomedicine

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Dr Gareth Healy discusses Research & Innovation Management challenges and opportunities

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Dr Ruth Godfrey outlines the key benefits of the Nanomedicine course

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Dr Ruth Godfrey introduces Analytical Chemical Techniques in Nanomedicine

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Professor Steve Conlan outlines the main research areas of MSc Nanomedicine at Swansea

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