Preparing to study at the Medical School

Student teaching school children about nanomedicine

What we offer

Here at the Medical School we educate and train the next generation of doctors, life scientists, and health professionals.

Our Mission is to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of the people of Wales and the world.

Whether you have already decided on what you want to study or are still researching your options have a look through our course guides, watch our videos and read our students' stories to get a flavour of what it's like to study here.

Require study aids, careers advice or want us to visit your school? Email us now.

Meet Claire

Claire shares her take on Swansea, from her interview to placements, accommodation and social activities.

3rd in the UK for Medicine (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)

Meet Robyn

Robyn shares her take on student life, from timetables to placement opportunities.

View our Facilities

Explore our world leading facilities and teaching space here at the Medical School which include the Institute of Life Science 1 and 2 and the Data Science Building.

Graduation Video

Watch our graduates share their experience of studying with us, what they plan to do next and what they loved about their time at the Medical School.

A cure for Cancer?

Professor Paul Dyson talks about how his research in harnessing bacteria to target tumours. Could it be a Cancer breakthrough?

Teddy Bear Hospital

Students with Teddy Bears

Visiting hospitals or the doctor’s surgery can be very worrying for young children, the Teddy Bear Hospital tries to provide a fun, friendly and relaxed platform for children to experience these settings. It is a voluntary project run by university students.

The aims are:

  • To enable university students to develop their interactive skills with young children
  • To educate children of the local community about medicine, healthy living, basic self-care and wellbeing.
  • To reduce the fear and stigmatisation associated with healthcare environments and allow children to become comfortable in these areas.

Find out more on here The Teddy Bear Hospital

Widening Access

Students at a widening access event in the Medical Schools clinical facilities

We are passionate about making medicine, science and healthcare careers accessible to young people from all walks of life.

We aim to expand opportunities for young people from a wide range of backgrounds to benefit from higher education through well designed and co-ordinated activities and programmes that increase and support progression to higher education. 

We also work closely with the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership to provide aspiration raising opportunities for school pupils from deprived areas in the region.  

Contact us to find out more