Swansea University


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.

Key Points

  • Heavy UCAT Focus
  • Early Clinical Focus
  • Very Competitive

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
Integrated spiral curriculum
Course length4 years
Graduate entry MBChB - 4 years
Courses offered1 course offered
Graduate entry MBChB - 4 years
Graduate entryYes
A101 - Graduate entry MBChB - 4 years
Foundation or accessNo
University Life
Local areaSwansea
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.
Social life
Interview styleAssessment 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.
Interview datesSpring
-Assessment centres are usually conducted in the Spring.
Interview topicsThe interview is designed around the qualities needed as a doctor, as set out in ‘Good Medical Practice’ guidelines. These include:
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Coping with pressure
  • Insight and integrity
  • Passion for medicine
  • Resilience to succeed
Admissions Tests
UCATNot used
BMATNot used
GAMSATMinimum 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.
Academic Requirements
GSCEGCSE’s used as minimum requirement
Grades required: C in Mathematics and English/Welsh
Retake policyN/A
Scottish highersN/A
Scottish advancedN/A
Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes 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 19/20Total number of home applicants: 997
Home/EU applicants: 895
International applicants: 102
Interviews in 19/20Total number of applicants interviewed: 333
Home/EU applicants interviewed: 288
International applicants interviewed: 45
Offers in 19/20Total number of offers made: 136
Home/EU applicants with offers: 117
International applicants with offers: 19
Success rate in 19/20Application success rate:
Offers per applicant: 1 in 7.3
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: 1 in 2.4


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