Postgraduate degree programmes

Nanotechnologies have proven extremely valuable in recent years and their application in medicine has the potential to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of several diseases. Academic courses in Nanomedicine represent the gateway to an exciting career in research for future scientists. Below a list of degree programmes in the UK:

University College London – MSc Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine

This MSc Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine equips you with a critical understanding of how nanotechnology can be used for the improved detection and treatment of disease.

You will learn about the use of stem cells in medicine, tissue engineering strategies for tissue regeneration, and the use of biomaterials for directing cell behaviour. We cover the regulatory, ethical, and commercial hurdles involved in translating these emerging technologies into products that can benefit patients.

Our modules are offered by blended learning, which includes a mix of face-to-face teaching and online study. If you study with us full-time, you will be on campus most days each week.

The MSc offers an exciting opportunity to study within the world-leading medical research environment of the UCL Division of Surgery & Interventional Science. You will focus on real medical needs, work on your own cutting-edge research, and go away in a strong position to pursue a competitive career in nanomedicine or regenerative medicine.

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Swansea University – MSc Nanomedicine

Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented growth in research in the area of nanoscience. There is increasing optimism that nanotechnology applied to medicine will bring significant advances in the diagnosis treatment and prevention of disease. Increasing demand and awareness of applications of nanotechnology in medicine has resulted in the emergence of a new discipline, namely nanomedicine.

This 12-month course (starts in October) is suitable for graduates with experience in disciplines of biology, life sciences or engineering who wish to develop their understanding of the application of Nanotechnology in healthcare and to undergo training in experimental design and experimental practice in a novel research topic.

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University of Liverpool – MRes in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine

Applications are now open for the MRes in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine (BSTM) at the University of Liverpool. The course offers a number of strands aligned to research strengths of the University. In particular, the Nanomedicine strand provides  the opportunity to work on research projects relating to our, internationally recognised, expertise in the development of advanced materials for drug delivery, regenerative medicine and bioengineering. During the course of the research projects, you will have the opportunity to develop a, broad, skill set in the characterisation of the biological interactions of advanced materials that aims to accelerate their translation to clinical use. A link to course information is below, and Informal enquiries can be sent to the Nanomedicine strand convenor, Dr Neill Liptrott (

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University College London – MSc Nanotechnology

This MSc is designed for graduates from the physical sciences and relevant engineering disciplines who wish to develop skills in this new and exciting area. Nanotechnology is rapidly establishing itself as a key technology, in industries ranging from microelectronics to healthcare, with a consequent demand for appropriately trained graduates.

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University of Oxford – MSc in Nanotechnology for Medicine and Health Care

The MSc is a part-time course taken over two or three years consisting of six modules, a research project and associated dissertation. Students are full members of the University of Oxford and are matriculated as members of an Oxford college.

Three online modules, including one residential weekend in Oxford in July, give a thorough introduction to the fundamental science of nanotechnology and the behaviour and characterisation of nanoscale materials. These modules are taught online by tutors who provide online support and electronically replicate the famed Oxford tutorial system.

The three five-day modules, taught face-to-face in Oxford, explain the scientific, regulatory, clinical and commercial aspects of the application of nanotechnology to medicine and healthcare. These modules offer intense, focused lectures from Oxford academics from a range of disciplines with expertise in this field.

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University of Oxford – Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology

The Postgraduate Certificate is a part-time, online course offering a nine-month foundation in nanotechnology, allowing students the option of working full-time. The course uses a blend of individual study of online learning materials, together with group work during live online tutorials, discussions and research, including a residential weekend in Oxford in July. The group sessions with tutors are particularly valuable because they offer highly authentic learning and assessment opportunities.

Previous students include electrical engineers, materials scientists, project managers, patent agents, chemists, medical practitioners, plastic surgeons and food technologists as well as those involved in manufacturing, research and legislation.

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University of Strathclyde – MSc Advanced Drug Delivery

The MSc Advanced Drug Delivery will provide you with specialist research training and skills. The global drug delivery sector is expected to grow significantly over the next five years, driven by new technologies and improved product features. On this course you’ll gain the transferable skills to meet this market need.

The course is for graduates seeking practical experience in the design and development of drug delivery systems.

What you will study on the programme:

  • biology of specific targets for drug-based intervention
  • biopharmaceutical, pharmacokinetic & physiochemical principles important in the design & formulation of drug dosage systems
  • latest advances in drug delivery and targeting
  • drug targeting & using drug carriers
  • strategies available and utilised for a particular drug and biological barrier

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University of Manchester – MSc Nanomedicine by Research

Combining interdisciplinary teaching with cutting-edge laboratory-based research, our MSc in Nanomedicine by Research provides a robust scientific understanding of this highly competitive and fast-growing research area. This course is aligned with two of the main research beacons at Manchester: Advanced Materials and Cancer.

Nanomedicine uses nanotechnology to bring innovation to healthcare, for example encapsulating drugs and enabling more precise targeting with controlled release. It also has the potential to enable early detection and improve diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of many diseases including, but not limited to, cancer.

Currently, nanomedicine has hundreds of products under clinical trials, covering all major disease areas including cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, musculoskeletal and inflammatory disorders. Enabling technologies in all healthcare areas, it is already accounting for approximately 80 marketed products, ranging from nano-delivery systems (including mRNA vaccines against SARS-CoV2) and pharmaceuticals to medical imaging, diagnostics and biomaterials.

This course has both taught and research components and is suitable for those with little or no previous research experience. You will learn practical skills through both taught units and a 25-week laboratory-based research project.

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