Swansea University

2. Entry Conditions

This section should be read in conjunction with the University’s Guide to Research Student Admissions.


A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Medicine must hold an initial medical degree of a UK university or another university approved by Senate.


All candidates whose native language is not English must provide evidence of competence in English Language sufficient for research study, and after admission to the University may be required to take additional instruction in English Language.


The decision as to whether an applicant should be admitted to a proposed programme of research shall rest with the relevant Head of College or nominee. Decisions should be based on the following factors:

  1. whether the College is satisfied that the applicant is of the required academic standard to complete the programme of research proposed irrespective of the candidate’s qualification;
  2. whether the applicant’s chosen research topic is appropriate for study in the depth required for the degree;
  3. whether adequate supervision could be provided by an appropriate member of staff in accordance with paragraph 7;
  4. whether there are appropriate resources and facilities in place to support the proposed programme of research;
  5. whether it appears reasonable that the proposed programme could be completed in the prescribed minimum period.


All candidates must matriculate within the first three months of candidature in accordance with the general University regulations governing Matriculation.


All candidates are required to comply with the University’s Guide to Research Student Admissions.