Why Study Medical Sciences at Swansea?

Here at Swansea, we are serious about Biomedical science and the transformative nature of this sector to the health, wealth and wellbeing of our communities globally, and we have made it our mission to utilise our scientific knowledge in order to improve real patient health outcomes. 

Our undergraduate BSc and MSci degrees offer you the opportunity to specialise in different fields of biomedical science, understand how the body functions, how it reacts to different stimuli and how with better understanding of these reactions we can deliver healthcare targeted at the individual, explore and overcome the greatest challenges we face as a species and prepare our students to meet these challenges head-on as a scientist.

New for 2024

Our new interdisciplinary Microbiology and Immunology BSc and Microbiology and Immunology with a foundation year, BSc will bring the areas of Microbiology and Immunology together, focusing on how they interplay with one another in response to infectious diseases as well as considering disorders that occur as the result of a malfunctioning immune system.

Your Options

  1. It's not too late to apply through UCAS EXTRA. Visit our UCAS Extra guide to find out how Extra works and if you could be eligible for another chance at applying to your dream course. 
  2. Alternatively, if you're worried about your upcoming grades, you can pre-register for clearing now.

Your Career Starts here

Our undergraduate degrees in life science have embedded within them a careers focus. Whether you're looking for a Pathway to Medicine and achieve your dream of becoming a doctor, or you wish to pursue one of our MSci research intensive degrees and set yourself up for further study or a career in research, our degrees and our lecturers have your career in mind. 

Interested in a career in medicine?

Many of our Life Science degrees are also Pathways to Medicine, offering the opportunity of a guaranteed interview for Graduate Entry Medicine, helping you achieve your ambition to study Medicine and become a Doctor.

Our Research Impact

For those interested in a career in research, you will be joining an institution with an excellent research reputation, as recognised by a very strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) resulting in health improvements for patients, for industry and the wider public

You will be taught by world-leading academics and be surrounded by world-class researchers at the forefront of pioneering life-science research exploring the global problems we face in health. 

Student Blog: Ffion Evans, MSci Biochemistry

Ffion studied Biochemistry at Swansea Univeristy, graduating with her Msci in 2020. Here is her experience of studying at Swansea:

"Whilst choosing a university, the ability to study through the medium of Welsh was very important to me. Swansea University offer Biochemistry partly in Welsh. On the open day the campus felt homely and the staff were friendly, supportive and very enthusiastic about the course.

At school, Biology and Chemistry were my favourite subjects. I have a keen interest in the changes that happen to the body as it suffers from different diseases, especially degenerative conditions.

Therefore, studying Biochemistry expands my understanding of these subjects and I had the chance to do a research project on a degenerative disease in my fourth year."