B.Sc. On Campus

Medical Genetics with a Foundation Year

Swansea University

48 months
19050 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you’re interested in the study of Genetics and stepping into the exciting and fast-moving field that is making an enormous impact in a range of scientific areas but don’t have the required entry qualifications to join our BSc programme or are a mature student returning to education, our Medical Genetics with a Foundation Year degree at Swansea University is the right course for you.


Our Genetics degree will give you an in-depth knowledge of these fundamental building blocks of all life on earth. You will learn techniques for analysing gene expression, protein interactions, DNA structure and damage, image analysis of biomolecules and cells, and advanced computer analytical methods.

The Medical Genetics with a Foundation Year BSc degree from Swansea University is part of our Pathway to Medicine programme. Provided you meet the minimum entry requirements for Graduate Entry Medicine, and have successfully completed the Pathway, you will be guaranteed an interview for our flagship Graduate Entry Medicine MBBCh course.


A degree in Medical Genetics opens up a range of exciting careers and opportunities for further study in diverse fields including:

  • Forensic science
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Genetic Counsellor
  • NHS Scientist Training Programme
  • Bioinformatics
  • Doctor
  • Physician Associate

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Immunology 
  • Techniques in Molecular Biology  
  • Human and Medical Genetics  
  • Microbial Molecular Genetics
  • Doctors, patients & the goals of medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A-levels/Welsh Baccalaureate: CCD which must include Biology
  • IB: 24 to include Higher Level grade 4 Biology
  • BTEC: Typically DMM including a good Biology profile
  • As well as one of the above qualification types all applicants are required: 
  • GCSE: English and Maths minimum Grade C Wales (England Pre-2017) or Grade 4 (England Post-2017)*
  • We accept Swansea University approved equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19050 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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