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Swansea University

Medicine (Graduate Entry)

UCAS Code: A101
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB BCh years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

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% applicants receiving offers


  • Medicine
Student score
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% employed or in further study
100% MED
Average graduate salary
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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Scottish Highers
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Equivalent to GCSE English Grade C and Mathematics Grade C

BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points
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If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

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Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

Graduate Entry Medicine at Swansea University Medical School is open to graduates of any discipline and has welcomed candidates with backgrounds as diverse as fine art and genetics. Applications are welcomed from individuals with clear communication skills, an aptitude for problem solving and coping with pressure, a keen sense of insight and integrity, and most of all a passion for medicine. There is a high level of clinical contact from the outset of the course: Self-selected Learning Opportunities in the Clinical Setting (LOCS) Clinical Apprenticeships Junior Assistantships Specialty Attachments Community Based Learning There is also a Shadowing period at end of Year 4 prior to becoming a foundation doctor (F1). This 6 week Clinical Placement allows students to “shadow” F1 doctors in their allocated post in Wales or join the all-Wales ‘shadow’ programme. Swansea University Medical School is one of the UK’s fastest growing medical schools and is currently ranked 3rd in the UK by the Complete University Guide Subject League Tables 2018. It offers a comprehensive programme of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses spanning medicine, health, life science and chemistry to meet tomorrow’s science and healthcare challenges. As part of its commitment to widening access to medicine, Swansea University Medical School also offers dedicated pathways to Graduate Entry Medicine from its undergraduate Applied Medical Sciences, Medical Biochemistry and Medical Genetics degrees. Visit http://www.swansea.ac.uk/medicine/learningandteaching/pathway/ to find out more. Swansea University Medical School is home to outstanding facilities including: £100m Institute of Life Science, Wales’ premier life sciences and healthcare research and business incubator The Centre for NanoHealth The UK National Mass Spectrometry Facility The Data Science building Its UK and world-leading scientists, medical entrepreneurs and clinicians participate as teachers and supervisors. They also work closely with NHS partners and affiliate businesses to provide a vibrant, innovative community making great strides in teaching, research and industry throughout Wales, the UK and internationally. ""We hope and believe that studying Graduate Entry Medicine at Swansea University Medical School will prepare you to approach your future practice with confidence and competence, with an awareness of your responsibilities to patients, families, other clinicians, to your profession and to society. We also hope that you will join the many other graduates from Swansea that choose to stay to practise in Wales"" Professor Any Grant, Dean of Medical Education.


The Programme consists of Phase I (Years 1 + 2) and Phase II (Years 3 + 4) with 3 Modules – Doctor as a Scholar and Scientist, Doctor as a Practitioner and Doctor as a Professional, reflecting the standards for medical education and training set out by the General Medical Council (GMC). The innovative, patient-focused curriculum has been designed to reflect the way in which clinicians approach patients and how patients present to doctors, allowing students to develop a way of thinking and engaging with information that mimics real-life clinical practice. Through its spiral approach, students acquire layers of knowledge and consolidate learning by re-visiting topics through new cases, building up a repertoire of clinical undertanding and skills. Core modules build the foundations of scientific knowledge and clinical skills required for the practice of medicine. They are structured around 6 body system ‘Themes’ - Behaviour, Defence, Development, Movement, Nutrition and Transport - with clinical cases presented in learning blocks. Students participate in a combination of case-based lectures and skill building within a safe but clinically-focused environment. They are also introduced to the concept of professionalism - an approach that is essential for good medical practice.

Swansea University

Singleton Campus

Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
47% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
1% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% MED
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are health professionals


Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
If you want a stable, well-paid career, then dentistry is an excellent choice. Starting salaries rival those for medicine, almost all graduates get jobs in dentistry on leaving their course and there are roles all around the country. It is a pretty select course, with only a little over a thousand graduates a year, but for that group, the rewards can be excellent.
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