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Population Health and Medical Sciences with a Foundation Year BSc

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

If you’re interested in the "next big thing in healthcare" but don’t have the required entry qualifications to join our BSc programme or are a mature student returning to education, our BSc with a Foundation Year is the right course for you.The foundation year of this four-year course will introduce you to the key concepts and knowledge in applied medical sciences that you will need to progress to the BSc in Population Health and Medical Sciences. This degree will give you a solid grounding in medical and life sciences, social sciences, epidemiology, demography, public health, and health informatics.Progressing to the full BSc, 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 servicesThe Population Health and Medical Sciences foundation programme is unique as it brings together a diverse range of subjects to provide you with a holistic understanding of the social, economic, medical and demographic factors that shape population health; from prevention and promotion, to health protection, diagnosis, treatment and care. With your studies crossing over a number of disciplines, you will benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities at the Medical School and also the dynamic research and learning environment.This degree is part of our ‘Medical Science in Practice’ 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.Our academic staff across medical, health and social sciences are active in a diverse range of research fields, offering an unrivalled mix of academic excellence and innovative practice. For example, Swansea University Medical School is home to the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research which aims to make Wales a world leader in population health science. Students will have direct access to this innovative, world leading research which is embedded into the taught modules on this programme.We have an outstanding reputation for Medicine at Swansea and are ranked 1st in the UK for Medicine according to the Complete University Guide 2022. You will join a university that is:TEF Gold - A Gold Rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework12th in the UK for Student Satisfaction – NSS 2021UK Top 25 University - Guardian University Guide 2022

Application deadline

25 January

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A level : CCC

Biology or Chemistry essential. A second relevant subject (Chemistry, Economics, Geography, Health and Social Care, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology) is desirable but NOT essential


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University information

Swansea University

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  • Campus address

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

Swansea University is proud of its diverse student community, with students and staff from over 120 countries.
Swansea’s dedicated international recruitment, admissions and student support teams will help to guide you from application to arrival and beyond.
Swansea offers highly rated teaching and is ranked in the top 50 UK universities, and 2nd in Wales (Complete University Guide 2023).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 33 2

    14th out of 35 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    149 96%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.71 74%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 239

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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