Why Graduate Entry Medicine at Swansea?

Our Graduate Entry Medicine Programme (MBBCh) is unique in Wales, and one of a small group of similar programs of medical study in the UK. It is an innovative, 4-year accelerated medical degree open to graduates of any discipline.

Our Student Stories

Shannon Rowlands

"When I came to the open day and for my interview, the University felt very friendly. This was the case for everyone I met at the Medical School as well, and the relatively small numbers on the course made the experience feel more personal and like being part of a family. I've been fortunate to meet people and see special things, which is a real privilege. I feel fortunate to have had a place to study Medicine here. The course is so enjoyable and keeps us busy but it doesn't feel like much work when everything is so interesting."


Find out more about Shannon's Student Story.

What is the course structure?

The curriculum has been structured to reflect the way in which clinicians approach patients and how patients present to doctors.  Basic biomedical sciences are learnt in the context of clinical medicine, public health, pathology, therapeutics, ethics and psycho-social issues in patient management.

How can I tailor my studies?

You will engage in a high level of clinical contact from the outset including self-selected Learning Opportunities in the Clinical Setting (LOCS), clinical apprenticeships, junior assistantships, specialty attachments and community based learning. 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.

What are we looking for when interviewing for Medicine?

We believe these attributes make the most successful doctors: 

  • Clear communication skills
  • An aptitude for problem solving
  • The ability to cope under pressure
  • A keen sense of insight and integrity 
  • A passion for medicine and resilience to succeed
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What if I haven't got an undergraduate degree already?

Our Medicine degree is Graduate Entry, meaning you need to have a degree in order to apply to study Medicine with us. If you are applying for undergraduate Medicine degrees and are looking for a 5th choice for your UCAS application, or you have a passion you want to pursue before undertaking medical study, our Pathways to Medicine are ideal for you. Our Pathways to Medicine degrees will give you the opportunity to secure a guaranteed interview for our Medicine Programme by the time you graduate.

Pathways to Medicine

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Find out more information about each of our courses. On the course page you will find information on modules, entry requirements, teaching staff, tuition fees and how our Pathways to Medicine work.

Want to find out More about Swansea

Feeling inspired to train for a career in the NHS? Take the time to explore our campus from the comfort of your own home using our virtual tour, talk to some of our current students about what it is like studying at Swansea and make sure you register for our next Open Day where you can experience Swansea, our community and our courses in person.