Applied Medical Sciences (withfoundation year) (BSc (Hons))

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 13400 per year

All study options

About Applied Medical Sciences (withfoundation year) at Swansea University

Course Overview

Applied Medical Sciences is the science that underpins medicine.It provides the ideal springboard for careers in research and innovation as well as further study such as Graduate Entry Medicine.

The Applied Medical Sciences Foundation Programme will introduce you to the study of Medical Sciences, developing the concepts and knowledge required to progress to Year 1 of the BSc Applied Medical Sciences programme. It is aimed at students whose A Level choices or performance would not allow direct entry onto the BSc programme and mature students who wish to re-enter education.

***BSc Applied Medical Sciences students may be guaranteed an interview for Graduate Entry Medicine MB BCh at Swansea University by choosing the appropriate pathway, performing satisfactorily and meeting the minimum entry criteria at the time of application to Graduate Entry Medicine***

Key features

During the Foundation Year, students will be introduced to the study of Medical Sciences, taking modules in Foundation Biological Chemistry, Metabolism & Homeostasis, Fundamentals of Microbiology & Disease, Skills Development, Introduction to the human cell, psychology and molecular biology and Foundation to Data Handling & Analysis.

Subject to satisfactory performance (a cumulative module average of at least 60% is required), students progress onto the BSc Applied Medical Sciences programme where modules are designed to build on the content of the Foundation Year, giving students a thorough understanding of the human body and medical science. Students will cover a range of subjects including Anatomy (taught through hands-on, whole-body human dissection), Physiology, Medical Psychology, Molecular & Cell biology, Biochemistry, Immunology and Pharmacology. In addition, specialist modules will allow students to develop the skills required to be a scientist, a life sciences entrepreneur or to apply for a career in the Health professions, including Graduate Entry Medicine, enhancing employability on graduation. 

Applied Medical Sciences is ideally suited for future scientists, biotechnology entrepreneurs and those who desire a more comprehensive understanding of medical science prior to graduate entry into more clinically focused studies such as medicine.

***Students taking the BSc Applied Medical Sciences may be guaranteed an interview for the Swansea University Graduate Entry Medicine MB BCh programme provided they have chosen the appropriate pathway within the BSc Applied Medical Sciences,  performed satisfactorily on the course, and meet the minimum entry criteria for the MB BCh at the time they apply to it. ***

Course description

During each year of your degree, you will be required to study 120 credits, made up of compulsory and optional modules.  Learning will be facilitated using an approach that includes lectures, laboratory practicals, independent learning and small groups. Whilst the programme will be academically rigorous, there will be support from personal tutors who are dedicated to helping you succeed in your studies and future career in science and medicine.  

The course has been designed to guide you to a range of relevant careers.  Following solid grounding in fundamental science and core scientific skills in the foundation year (Year 0) and Year 1, Year 2 can focus on research, enterprise and/or medical sciences in practice*.  The final year will allow you to develop independent skills relevant to a range of careers such as postgraduate research, pharmaceuticals, product development and graduate entry medicine. 

A cumulative module average of at least 60% is required for progression from the Foundation Year to Year 1 of the Applied Medical Science BSc Course.

* Progression onto the medical sciences in practice strand is subject to satisfactory performance in the Year 1

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 13400 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BSc (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £13,400

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

A typical offer will be BBB - CCC at A Level, ideally including Biology and one other STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths).  

Applicants with alternative qualifications should attain equivalent UCAS tariff points (128-96) and will be judged individually on their own merit.  

If you are an International Student, please visit our International pages for more information about entry requirements.  

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