Mechanical Engineering: KESS II Fully Funded MSc by Research Scholarship at Swansea University: Additive manufacture of polymer microneedles

  • Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
  • Deadline: May 18, 2018
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*This scholarships is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.*

Delivery of therapeutic substances though the outer layer of skin through microneedles is a rapidly expanding pain free alternative to traditional hypodermic needles. Innoture Medical Technology Limitedhave a patented technique for large-scale manufacture of microneedles. This project will explore the unique manufacturing process so that it can be optimised and made more predictable. This project will combine production testing, via additive manufacturing and optical analysis, so that the process can also be made more robust and flexible to produce a greater variety of microneedles, in different shapes and sizes, depending on the application.

The MSc will be conducted at College of Engineering, Swansea University a Top 10 UK University for Engineering Research (REF 2014). The successful candidate will also work closely with Innoture in their Research and Development facility based in Swansea University.

The scholarship provides 1 year funding with a 3 month period to complete the thesis. The achievement of a postgraduate skills development award, PSDA, is compulsory for each KESS II scholar and is based on a 30 credit award.

Eligibility

Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in engineering or physical sciences, with a 2.1 or above. They should also be eligible for UK/EU Fees.

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Benefits

The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £11,472 p.a. dependent upon the applicant’s financial circumstances.

There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.

Application

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