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Nanotechnology for Medicine and Health Care

University of Oxford

24 months
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About

The MSc in Nanotechnology for Medicine and Health Care is an advanced modular master’s course, delivered by leading scientists and experts in this rapidly developing field. Offered by the Department of Engineering Science and the Department for Continuing Education, in collaboration with Begbroke Science Park. www.conted.ox.ac.uk/msc-in-nanotechnology-for-medicine-and-health-care

Overview

About this Nanotechnology for Medicine and Health Care University of Oxford course

This advanced modular course is delivered by leading scientists and experts in this rapidly developing field and has been specifically designed for those who would value a part-time modular learning structure, for example those in full-time employment.

Nanomedicine is at the forefront of modern healthcare. Nanoparticles offer a new platform for drug delivery that can extend the 'patent life' of drugs, but also greatly increase the targeting and effectiveness of therapy. They can also enhance most of the medical imaging modalities, and in some cases offer a combined diagnostic and therapy, now called 'theranostics'.

Nanoparticle-based medicines are now becoming part of the mainstream approaches for diagnostics and therapy. A 2016 review identified 51 FDA-approved nanomedicines and 77 products undergoing clinical trials. By August 2018, 151 clinical trials using nanomaterials were completed or underway. Whilst most of these used fairly simple single-phase materials, there is a growing trend for more complex multi-functional nanomaterials and there are exciting possibilities ahead. 

Nanotechnology is providing the basis for many of the new regenerative medicine approaches that are based on artificial scaffold structures and it offers solutions for many of the new generation of point-of-care biosensors and some of the advanced gene sequencing instrumentation. There are already early indications of improved healthcare outcomes, and the creation of new business and industry.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/msc-in-nanotechnology-for-medicine-and-health-care

Programme Structure

The course comprises:

  • three online modules giving a thorough the fundamental science of nanotechnology and the behaviour and characterisation of nanoscale materials;
  • three five-day residential modules taught face-to-face in Oxford explaining the scientific, regulatory, clinical and commercial aspects of the application of nanotechnology to medicine and healthcare; and
  • an original research project of approximately 18 weeks to be written up as a dissertation.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications may remain open after this deadline if places are still available

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in either a science or engineering discipline, or a medical degree.
  • Applicants with an undergraduate degree in biology, pharmacy or medicine must demonstrate at least A-level (or equivalent) knowledge in mathematics and physics.
  • Students who have previously completed the University of Oxford's PGCert in Nanotechnology to a high standard are also encouraged to apply and may be permitted to credit their completed PGCert modules towards the MSc.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4610 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4610 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

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