Applied Medical Sciences (BSc (Hons))

Swansea University the United Kingdom

For more information about Applied Medical Sciences at Swansea University, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 16500 per year

All study options

About Applied Medical Sciences at Swansea University

Course Overview

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

***BSc Applied Medical Sciences students are guaranteed an interview for Graduate Entry Medicine MB BCh at Swansea University provided they have chosen the appropriate pathway, performed satisfactorily, and meet the minimum entry criteria at the time they apply to Graduate Entry Medicine***

You will be offered a choice of three study strands, mapping onto graduate employability areas: medical sciences research; medical sciences enterprise & innovation; and medical sciences in practice*.
* Subject to first year satisfactory performance.

Key features

This degree will cover a range of subject areas, including human anatomy, physiology, cell biology, neuroscience, pharmacology and the applied and clinical relevance of this knowledge. Other subjects relevant to careers in lab research, medicine and commercial enterprise in the life sciences will also be covered. The focus will be on providing you the chance to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of how the human body works, what happens when it goes wrong, and how we currently treat disorders and the potential for novel therapeutics.

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 are 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 is being designed to guide you to a range of relevant careers.  Following solid grounding in fundamental science and core scientific skills in the first year, the second year can focus on research, enterprise and/or medical sciences in practice*.  The third 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. 


* Progression onto the medical sciences in practice strand is subject to satisfactory performance in the first year

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 study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16500 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 £16,500

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 AAB-ABB at A Level, with an A in Biology and one other STEM subject (i.e. science, technology, engineering or mathematics).

Applicants with alternative qualifications should attain at least 128 UCAS tariff points 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.  

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Swansea University to prepare for your chosen course:

Location of Swansea University

Swansea University main campus is shown on the map below:

Read more about studying in the UK