Why not study at one of the top UK medical schools, located in the beautiful surroundings of South West Wales. Swansea University offers its medical students the ability to collaborate with researchers and benefit from the expertise of their international researchers and educators. Further to this Swansea was ranked 2nd in the UK for excellence in research in 2014, something that they continue to thrive at doing.
Swansea university provides a unique course that is only offered as graduate entry. The accelerated four year course follows an innovative, integrated spiral curriculum that is designed to reflect the way clinicians approach patients, and how patients present to doctors.
- Heavy UCAT Focus
- Early Clinical Focus
- Very Competitive
About the university Compare
Integrated spiral curriculum
|Course length||4 years|
Graduate entry MBChB - 4 years
|Courses offered||1 course offered|
Graduate entry MBChB - 4 years
Only graduate students are eligible to apply.
|Foundation or access||No|
Located in the beautiful landscapes of the South West of Wales, Swansea Medical School offers students not just a top medical education, but a fantastic location to study.
|Interview style||Assessment Centre |
-30 minutes written situational judgement assessment. This will not assess your academic ability but will identify applicants who have decision making skills suitable for a career in medicine
-Two separate 20 minute interviews, where you will discuss your personal statement. Note this will be conducted by pairs of interviewers who may be clinicians, academics, medical students and members of the public.
-Assessment centres are usually conducted in the Spring.
|Interview topics||The interview is designed around the qualities needed as a doctor, as set out in ‘Good Medical Practice’ guidelines. These include:|
|UCAT||International applicants only |
Swansea also accept the MCAT from international applicants. You must be expecting to achieve a minimum score of 500 in order to be considered.
Once all scores of applicants have been received a cut-off score will be established. This may vary for international pathway students.
|GAMSAT||Minimum expected overall score on the GAMSAT of 50 |
Including a minimum of 50 in Paper 3 (Reasoning in Biology and Physical Sciences), in order for your application to be considered.
GAMSAT results area accepted from GAMSAT UK, Ireland and Australia fates within the last 2 years, prior to your application.
|GSCE||GCSE’s used as minimum requirement|
Grades required: C in Mathematics and English/Welsh
|BDGA only||2:1 Honours degree typically offered|
Subjects required: Any subject
Grades required: 2:1 degree minimum
If a Postgraduate Masters or PhD is also offered, students may offer a 2:2 in their undergraduate degree.
|Applications in 18/19||Total number of home applicants: 997|
Home/EU applicants: 895
International applicants: 102
|Interviews in 18/19||Total number of applicants interviewed: 333|
Home/EU applicants interviewed: 288
International applicants interviewed: 45
|Offers in 18/19||Total number of offers made: 136|
Home/EU applicants with offers: 117
International applicants with offers: 19
|Success rate in 18/19||Application success rate: |
Offers per applicant: 1 in 7.3
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: 1 in 2.4