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Population Health and Medical Sciences BSc

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Interested in the “next big thing in healthcare”? The increasingly developing field of Population Health is a great career choice for those who wish to be at the forefront of healthcare advancement. Put simply, Population Health is concerned with the wide range of factors that can determine the health and the health outcomes of individuals, groups and populations.

The growing pressures on healthcare systems globally are well documented, with chronic diseases, ageing populations and increased incidents of mental health. Advancements in medicine are improving health for more and more people, but inequalities in the healthcare received by people based on where they are born, live and work are prevalent. Population health aims to address these inequalities, by working to better understand the healthcare needs of groups of people, improving healthcare models and providing innovative solutions to meet people’s health needs.

This degree will give you a solid grounding in medical and life sciences, social sciences, epidemiology, demography, public health, and health informatics. You will also develop the academic and professional knowledge needed to determine systematic variations in the health of individuals and populations, as well as the skills and experience to apply this knowledge to practical solutions to improve health, wellbeing, and the delivery of health services.

POPULATION HEALTH AND MEDICAL SCIENCES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Studying Population Health and Medical Sciences will open you up to a vast range of careers in the medical and life sciences sector including:

  • Research
  • Health education
  • NHS and Care management
  • Clinical practice
  • Health informatics
  • Patient advocacy (eg The Kings fund, World Health organisation)
  • Policy development in health and governmental settings (Local, national and international)

Swansea University’s BSc Population Health and Medical Sciences also prepares eligible students for further professional training such as Physician Associate Studies and Graduate Entry Medicine.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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A level : BBB - AAB

Including Biology and any other A-level subject. A-levels in subjects such as IT/Computers, Mathematics, Health and Social Care and Geography are desirable but not essential.

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 80 1

    1st out of 35 9

    62nd out of 105 21

    6th out of 29

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    118 53%

    42nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    36th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    29th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97.0 97%

    32nd

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    10th

    24
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    130 67%

    34th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    29th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    6th

    11
  • Entry standards

    / Max 128
    115 90%

    8th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    22nd

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