• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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During this (Hons) Applied Medical Sciences programme offered by Swansea University, you will study a comprehensive range of topics, including human anatomy and physiology, cell biology, genetics, pharmacology, and neuroscience, together with their clinical and applied relevance.

You will develop an in-depth understanding of how the human body works, what happens when it goes wrong, how we currently treat disorders, and the potential for novel therapeutics.

This course provides a comprehensive grounding relevant to careers in lab research, medicine and commercial enterprise in the life sciences.  We have 3 Employability strands to choose from in your second year (subject to eligibility):  Medical Science in Practice, Enterprise and Innovation, and Medical Science in Research.

Why Applied Medical Sciences At Swansea?

A mix of compulsory and optional modules give you the scope to tailor your studies to your particular interests, career goals, or plans for post-graduate study.

You will benefit from access to the state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities at the Medical School, including the anatomy suite and research laboratories.

This degree is part of our ‘Medical Science in Practice’ Pathway to Medicine programme. Provided you meet the entry requirements, and have followed this Pathway, you will be guaranteed an interview for our flagship Graduate Entry Medicine MBBCh course.

We are ranked 3rd in the UK and top in Wales for Medicine (Guardian University Guide) and ranked 1st in the UK for research environment and joint second for research quality.

Applied Medical Sciences Employment Opportunities

With a strong entrepreneurial and innovation slant, our BSc in Applied Medical Sciences is ideal if you are interested in a career in emerging science, product development, pharmaceuticals, or biotechnology.

It also provides an excellent base for graduate entry into more clinically focused studies, including medicine or post-graduate research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Eukaryotic Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Introduction to Medical Psychology
  • Skills for Medical Sciences
  • Human Physiology 
  • Anatomy
  • Fundamental Genetics and Evolution

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Typical Offer AAB - ABB (to include Biology and one other STEM subject)
  • Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate - applicants will be able to meet our requirements from three A-levels or two A-levels and the Skills Challenge Certificate.
  • Extended Project Qualification - applicants predicted grade B or above in EPQ will receive an offer with a one-grade reduction.  e.g., an offer of AAB would become ABB plus EPQ B.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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