BSc Population Health and Medical Sciences

2018 Clearing and Adjustment Availability

We have places available for Late, Clearing and Adjustment applicants for 2018. 
For up to date information on vacancies and applying through Clearing or Adjustment, visit our dedicated 2018 Clearing and Adjustment pages

Course Overview

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Population Health is a multidisciplinary approach, encompassing medical and life sciences, social sciences, epidemiology, demography, public health and health informatics. Our BSc Population Health and Medical Sciences brings together these diverse range of subjects to enable our students to gain an holistic understanding of the medical, social, economic, and demographic factors that shape population health.

Key Features

During your studies, you will also build on your knowledge and focus on one of three Medical Science Employability Strands: Research, Enterprise and Innovation, and Clinical Practice.

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 ***Students taking the BSc Population Health and Medical Sciences are guaranteed an interview for the Swansea University Graduate Entry Medicine MB BCh programme provided they have chosen the appropriate pathway within the BSc Population Health and Medical Sciences,  performed satisfactorily on the course, and meet the minimum entry criteria for the MB BCh at the time they apply to it. ***


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
PM-132Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Eukaryotic Cell Biology
PM-133Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Evolutionary and Molecular Genetics
PM-137Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Introduction to Medical Psychology
PM-138Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Skills for Medical Sciences
PM-139Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Human Physiology I
PM-141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Human Physiology II
PM-144Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to Population Health: Systems and Organisation
PM-146Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Health Information Technology
PM-148Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Foundations of Community Medicine


Our Population Health and Medical Sciences degree will: 

  • Equip students with the academic, practical and professional knowledge and skills required to determine systematic variations in the health of individuals and populations
  • The ability to apply their knowledge to a variety of health solutions aimed at improving population health and wellbeing and the delivery of health service 

During your studies, you will also build on your knowledge and focus on one of three Medical Science Employability Strands: Research, Enterprise and Innovation, and Clinical Practice.



Entry Requirements

A typical offer will be AAB-BBB at A Level, to include Biology.

Applicants with alternative qualifications should attain at least 128 UCAS tariff points and will be judged individually on their own merit.  

If you are an International Student, please visit our International pages for more information about entry requirements.  

How To Apply

Course code: B211

Institution Code: S93

All applications will be reviewed by an Admissions Tutor, who will take all elements of your UCAS application into consideration including predicted and achieved qualifications, your personal statement, your reference and your circumstances.  

If you wish to discuss your application, please contact Programme Director Dr Jodie Croxall:  / +44(0)1792 602977

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BSc (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £17,450

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

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

You can find further information on fees and how to pay 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.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

You will need to purchase a white lab coat and safety goggles prior to any practical classes.  These can be purchased on arrival at the University.  

Welsh Language Provision

There is an opportunity for non-welsh speaking students to enroll on our Welsh for Medicine 1 + 2 courses, that have been uniquely developed alongside Swansea Bay-Learn Welsh, to introduce basic welsh lessons for a healthcare setting. here will be support for any student wishing to learn more about Welsh language and culture as they live and study here in Wales.

Welsh speaking students have the opportunity to study a 50credit module in each year through the medium of Welsh - Doctor as a Professional 1-4. The Welsh provision within these modules include:

  • A Welsh speaking Academic mentor
  • Welsh medium tutoring sessions
  • Clinical Placements with welsh speaking practitioners
  • Clinical Placements in areas with a high percentage of Welsh speakers
  • Opportunity to complete long projects including Family Case Study, Living with a Diagnosis and Developing Professional Practice in Welsh.

Any prospective students can request to be interviewed in Welsh.

The Medical School is working toward enhancing and developing their Welsh language provision.

Students who choose to study at least 40credits a year in Welsh are eligible to apply for a Coleg Cymraeg Incentive Scholarship of £500 a year - the closing date is in May.

Academi Hywel Teifi offers an internal scholarship of £300 a year to students choosing to study at least 40credits a year in Welsh, or a bursary of £100 a year to students choosing to study at least 5credits a year in Welsh. These may be applied for on a yearly basis, at the start of each Autumn term.

For more information, please contact Dr. Heledd Iago - 

Funding opportunities

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