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Interdisciplinary Masters Courses

 

Interdisciplinary Masters Courses

Multidisciplinarity in courses can allow students to learn how to think about a given subject from different disciplinary perspectives and how that subject is shaped by different approaches. they can participate in a debate that is larger than the boundaries of a single discipline and thus can become a part of a larger intellectual community.

Examples of Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Courses Taught at Cardiff include:


Tissue Engineering (MSc)

This one year full-time course is mainly supported by the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine and Biosciences through the Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER).

Tissue engineering is an interdisciplinary field combining life and material sciences to progress the maintenance , repair and replacement of damaged / diseased tissue. The research area applies an understanding of normal tissue physiology to develop therapies including acellular and cell-based treatment and novel biomaterials for clinical applications. Delivery of these advances requires research translation to patient products and services through commercial exploitation by the healthcare industry.

For further information visit the course website



Lean Operations (MSc)

This two year part-time course is supported by the Cardiff Business School.

The MSc in Lean Operations at Cardiff is designed for practising managers and consultants with aspirations to senior management level positions in leading operations-based organisations. Most students will come from operations functions, such as manufacturing management, industrial engineering, logistics or materials management. Howevre, professionals from functions such as design, IT, HR, accounting or marketing would benefit greatly.

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Biophotonics (MSc)

This one year full-time course is supported by the Schools of Physics and Biosciences.

The MSc in Biophotonics is the first course in the UK that has been designed to take biology and chemistry graduates to the forefront of field including optics, light spectroscopy and laser physics. The aim is to produce a generation of researchers that can develop and apply cutting edge optical techniques to fundamental questions in biosciences and medicine.

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Aging, Health and Disease (MSc / PgDip / PgCert)

This one year full-time course is supported by the School of Medicine.

This course offesr an opportunity for health and social care professionals to explore the complex health and social needs of older people living in today's society. The multidisciplinary programme is designed to meet some of the training requirements resulting from the recent changes in the NHS, including the Agenda for Change, the National Service Framenwork for Older People and the Higher Specialist Training Programme for Doctors.

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Sustainable Energy and Environment (MSc)

This one year full-time / two years part-time course is supported by the Schools of Engineering and Architecture.

To ensure the sustainability of of our planet, a cross-disciplinary, international, systems approach to developing solutions to these long-term problems is required. This will require graduates whoa are capable of thinking and working across traditional disciplines, and working effectively in multi-disciplinary project teams. Training such graduates is the primary aim of this new research-led and multi-disciplinary programme. The MSc provides a range of skills appropriate to these complex issues and allows graduates maximum flexibility in their future choice of professional employment.

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Bioinformatics / Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics (MSc)

This one year full-time course is supported by the School of Medicine.

Bioinformatics applies the principles of information sciences and technologies to make vast, diverse, and complex life sciences data more understandable and useful. It involves research, development or application of computational tools and approaches for expanding the use of biological, medical, behavioural or health data, including those to acquire, store, organise, archive, analyse, or visualise such data. Genetic epidemiology uses statistical methods to identify the locations of genes influencing risk of disease and quantifies the contribution of such genes to disease risk.

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Science, Media and Communication (MSc)

This is a one year full-time course based on an innovative collaboration between the School of Social Sciences, the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and Techniquest, an internationally renowned science discovery centre based in Cardiff.

By drawing on teaching, research and practical expertise in Journalism and Media Studies, the Public Understanding of Science and Science Communication the course offers students a unique blend of the practical and theoretical skills needed to understand the relationships between science, society and the media. The course is particularly suitable for those interested in pursuing careers located at the interface of scientific knowledge and the public domain. This includes those working in political communication and parties, government agencies and bodies, statutory and voluntary organisations, museums, the mass media and other locations where skills in Science Communication are increasingly being recognised as important.

For further information visit the course website