Medicine (Graduate Entry) at Swansea University - UCAS

Course summary

Graduate Entry Medicine at Swansea University is one of just a handful of similar programmes of medical study in the UK open to graduates of any discipline. This accelerated, four-year medical degree follows an innovative, integrated spiral curriculum designed to reflect the way in which clinicians approach patients and how patients present to doctors. You will study the basic biomedical sciences in the context of clinical medicine, public health, pathology, therapeutics, ethics, and psycho-social issues in patient management. Together with a strong focus on clinical and communication skills, you will develop the academic, practical, and personal qualities to practise medicine competently and with confidence. You will have a high level of structured clinical contact as your studies progress, covering the following areas: clinical apprenticeships, including one week of nursing practice, junior assistantship, specialty attachments, including acute surgery, acute medicine, women’s health, child health, mental health, sub-specialities of medicine and surgery, and frailty, community-based learning, senior assistantship, shadowing F1 doctors and elective. We are a relatively small medical school, so you will benefit from extensive contact with teaching staff and you will have contact with patients right from the first semester. You will join a university that is ranked 5th in the UK for Medicine according to the Times Good University Guide 2023.


The Programme consists of Phase I (Years 1 + 2) and Phase II (Years 3 + 4) with 3 Modules – Doctor as a Scholar and Scientist, Doctor as a Practitioner and Doctor as a Professional, reflecting the standards for medical education and training set out by the General Medical Council (GMC). The innovative, patient-focused curriculum has been designed to reflect the way in which clinicians approach patients and how patients present to doctors, allowing students to develop a way of thinking and engaging with information that mimics real-life clinical practice. Through its spiral approach, students acquire layers of knowledge and consolidate learning by re-visiting topics through new cases, building up a repertoire of clinical undertanding and skills. Core modules build the foundations of scientific knowledge and clinical skills required for the practice of medicine. They are structured around 6 body system ‘Themes’ - Behaviour, Defence, Development, Movement, Nutrition and Transport - with clinical cases presented in learning blocks. Students participate in a combination of case-based lectures and skill building within a safe but clinically-focused environment. They are also introduced to the concept of professionalism - an approach that is essential for good medical practice.

Assessment method

Assessment is closely matched to the curriculum, the defined learning outcomes and learning and teaching methods. Assessments in the Graduate Entry Medicine programme have three main functions. 1. To help focus students’ learning and to help demonstrate whether or not the standards have been achieved in respect to the defined learning outcomes. 2. To provide regular systematic information on students’ progress throughout the programme so that remedial action can be taken by students and staff as required. 3. To ensure that students progressing to the next stage of their training have met the prescribed learning outcomes. The assessment approach reflects the teaching ethos of the programme by promoting continuing reflection on progress. Students are formally assessed at regular intervals during the course and these assessments use standard assessment formats throughout the entire four years of the course. Although the formats remain predominantly similar, their complexity and challenge increases in parallel with the abilities of the students. These assessments are, therefore, designed to measure global ability in the relevant domain with the aim of encouraging students to integrate and regularly maintain their knowledge and skills.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This Course is Open to UK, EU and international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for Graduate Entry Medicine, you must have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, the following (or equivalent) by 31st July of the year in which you wish to start: *either an upper second (2.1) or first class degree in any subject *or a merit or distinction (equivalent to 2.1 or first) in an integrated undergraduate masters degree *or a lower second (2.2) PLUS a Postgraduate Masters or PhD *GCSE Mathematics and English/Welsh at grade C or above *IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in speaking and 6.5 in listening, reading and writing (International Candidates). Degrees awarded in countries other than the UK can be accepted if they are confirmed to be equivalent to awards in the UK system. If you hold more than one undergraduate degree, the result from the most recent degree is considered. GAMSAT You must sit the GAMSAT prior to applying. GAMSAT is a professionally designed selection test for medical schools offering graduate entry programmes. You must achieve a minimum overall GAMSAT score of 50, together with a minimum of 50 in Paper 3 (Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences) in order to be considered. Interviews will be offered to candidates that meet an overall cut-off score in the GAMSAT, which is determined annually once all scores have been receivedCriminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland) Health checks Occupational Health Assessment Interview

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Occupational Health Assessment



Criminal check (DBS) Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT)

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in speaking and 6.5 in listening, reading and writing (International Candidates)

Student Outcomes

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Medicine (Graduate Entry) at Swansea University - UCAS