The Graduate Entry Medicine Programme at Swansea is rapidly establishing itself as one of the best in Britain. Launched in 2004, this programme enables graduates of any discipline to learn the scientific and clinical principles of Medicine, using state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge teaching methods. This programme is a collaboration between the universities of Swansea and Cardiff. It combines innovative teaching for graduate entrants with the highly regarded curriculum at the College of Medicine, Cardiff University.
To be eligible to apply to the programme, you must be a home student, which includes UK and EU residents. You must apply through UCAS and sit the GAMSAT test to be eligible to apply. You must also have at least an upper second class degree (or equivalent) in any subject, Maths and English Language at GCSE level (or equivalent) and preferably some GCSE or post-GCSE level (or equivalent) experience in Biology or Chemistry.
As a graduate entry medical student from England or Wales, you are eligible to receive a student loan in year one, and from year two onwards you may apply to the NHS Student Grants Unit for a means-tested bursary to support you in your studies. Throughout the programme, you may apply to the University for extra funding in times of hardship.
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Applicants should already hold or be expected to graduate with an upper second or first class honours degree in any subject. Additionally, applicants must have obtained GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent), and preferably some GCSE or post-GCSE experience in either Biology or Chemistry. Applicants should show a clear commitment to enter Medicine, based on an understanding of its demands as well as its rewards.
Applicants are required to sit the GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test). The assessment for admission to this programme is based on your UCAS form and an interview, as well as your GAMSAT result.
There is no age limit to applications and we practice an equal opportunities approach to admissions. Successful candidates must be medically fit to practise Medicine. An academic reference is required with your application. Please note that failure to do so may result in a delay in the application process.
Scholarships and bursaries for this course will be announced shortly. General scholarship and bursaries web pages have a full listing of available funding plus advice on how to secure your programme of study.
Swansea has an enviable reputation when it comes to promoting research and our facilities are world-class. The admissions tutor can provide you with detailed information on the varied research facilities available to you for this course.
The first two years of the Programme are organised in a learning week structure. You will study a real clinical case from all aspects each week, including the medical sciences and clinical and communication skills, so that you learn the science that underpins medicine in a clinical context. This is a much more efficient way of learning, as it enables you to see how the science you learn is used in clinical medicine.In the final two years you will undertake clinical attachments to hospitals throughout Wales covering a variety of subjects. Here you will further develop your clinical and communication skills acquired at Swansea. Throughout the course there are opportunities for special personal studies including a study abroad during your elective period if you so wish.
Information regarding dates and times for Enrolment can be found on the Student Records webpages.
Applications should be made through UCAS.
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Graduate Entry Programme in Medicine Admissions