In order to be eligible to apply for Graduate Entry Medicine, you must not have already pursued another medical degree (fully or in part). All applicants much have achieved, or be predicted to achieve: either an upper second (2.1) or first class degree in any subject or a merit or distinction (equivalient to 2.1 or first) in an integrated undergraduate masters degree or a lower second (2.2) PLUS a Postgraduate Masters or PhD; GCSE Mathematics and English/Welsh at grade C or above (or equivalent). You must also achieve a minimum overall GAMSAT score of 50, together with a minimum of 50 in Paper 3 (Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences) in order to be considered. Please see website for more details.
Months of entry
Swansea University Medical School's Graduate Entry Medicine Programme (MBBCh) is unique in Wales, and one of a small group of similar programmes of medical study in the UK. Our MBBCh degree is an innovative, 4-year accelerated medical degree open to graduates of any discipline.
The curriculum has been structured to reflect the way in which clinicians approach patients and how patients present to doctors.
The Graduate Entry Medicine Programme is a fully independent four-year programme based primarily in Swansea and west Wales, although students may undergo placements in other parts of Wales if they wish. We have designed an integrated medical curriculum, where the basic biomedical sciences are learnt in the context of clinical medicine, public health, pathology, therapeutics, ethics and psycho-social issues in patient management. This, together with a high emphasis on clinical and communication skills, will provide you with everything you'll need to practise medicine competently and confidently.
The curriculum, with its learning weeks and clinical placements, is intentionally not structured in a conventional ‘body systems’ approach but is designed to reflect the way in which clinicians approach patients and how patients present to doctors.
This innovative approach will help you to develop a way of thinking and of engaging with information that mimics that used in clinical practice. As you work your way through learning weeks, clinical placements and practical sessions, you will acquire knowledge and build up your repertoire of clinical understanding and skills. Themes and strands, which run longitudinally throughout the Programme, will help you make links with other aspects you are learning, and with things you have previously considered as well as how all this relates to clinical practice.
Information for international students
Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Swansea University Medical School
- +44 (0)1792 513400