SWANSEA MEDICINE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

COURSE OVERVIEW

Our Graduate Entry Medicine programme is unique in Wales and one of just a handful of similar programmes of medical study in the UK open to graduates of any discipline from the UK, EU and overseas.

This accelerated, four-year medical degree follows an innovative, integrated spiral curriculum designed to reflect the way in which clinicians approach patients and how patients present to doctors.

You will study the basic biomedical sciences in the context of clinical medicine, public health, pathology, therapeutics, ethics, and psycho-social issues in patient management.

Together with a strong focus on clinical and communication skills, you will develop the academic, practical, and personal qualities to practise medicine competently and with confidence.

Our entry interview process is structured to take account of these qualities needed as a doctor, as set out in ‘Good Medical Practice’, and the capacity to meet the outcomes of ‘Outcomes for Graduates’. In summary:

  • Communication Skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Coping with pressure
  • Insight and Integrity
  • Passion for medicine/resilience to succeed

SWANSEA MEDICINE Entry RequirementS

To apply for Graduate Entry Medicine, you must have achieved the following by the time of application:

  • Minimum grade C at GCSE in Mathematics
  • Minimum grade C at GCSE in English/Welsh

AND achieved or predicted* to achieve a minimum of one of the following:

  • 2:1 undergraduate degree in any subject, or
  • Merit in an integrated master’s degree in any subject, or
  • 2:2 undergraduate degree AND a Pass in a postgraduate higher degree (Masters or PhD) in any subject

*Pending results of degrees used in support of applications must be confirmed no later than 31 July in the year of intended enrolment. Offers which are conditional on degree results will be withdrawn if results are outstanding after this date.

Concurrent enrolment

University regulations do not permit concurrent enrolment in Graduate Entry Medicine and any other award-bearing programme at this or any other university. All other degree programmes must be completed before enrolment on the Graduate Entry Medicine programme.

Equivalent qualifications

We accept equivalent secondary school and degree qualifications which are approved by Swansea University. For applicants from majority non-English speaking countries, IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in speaking and 6.5 in listening, reading and writing is accepted as equivalent. Details of approved tests of English proficiency can be found here.

Admissions tests

For Home applications, we accept GAMSAT test results, and for International applications, we accept either GAMSAT or MCAT results. Results must be from a sitting within two years of application. The list of valid GAMSAT sittings can be found here. Test scores are used to rank applications. Candidates with the highest scores will be invited to interview. The minimum scores required are determined annually once all scores have been received.

The minimum acceptable GAMSAT score is 50, including a minimum of 50 in Paper 3 (Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences). GAMSAT requirements for students following the Pathways to Medicine track can be found on the Pathways to Medicine page. 

The minimum acceptable MCAT score is 500. Information for International Applicants can be found on our International Applicants Page.

How to Apply

All applications for entry in September 2023 must be submitted via UCAS before 5pm (British Summer Time) on 15 October 2022. This deadline applies to UK, EU and International applicants. There is no facility to accept late or direct applications.

Information about previous qualifications, including GCSE, A-level and degree results (or international equivalents) must be provided at the time of application. GAMSAT and MCAT scores are normally received directly from test providers, but in some cases, these may be sought from applicants after applications have been processed.

EU students – visa and immigration information is available and will be regularly updated on our information for EU students page.

 Tuition Fees

Start Date UK International
September 2023 £ 9,000 £ 39,750

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate EU/International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University’s scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

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