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Swansea University
Swansea, Wales
On campus
 3416 Points
4 Years

Program Description

The foundation year of this four-year course will introduce you to the key concepts and knowledge you need to progress to the BSc in Applied Medical Sciences. Following successful completion of the Foundation Year with at least a 60% overall average, students will progress onto Year 1 of the BSc. Students may also progress onto Year 1 of the Medical Pharmacology BSc programme (B210) or Population Health and Medical Sciences BSc programme (B211).

You will cover the fundamentals of biological chemistry, metabolism and homeostasis, microbiology and disease, molecular biology, data handling and analysis, and laboratory skills.

Progressing to the full BSc programme, you will gain a thorough grounding in the science underpinning modern medicine, studying a wide range of topics including human anatomy and physiology, cell biology, genetics, pharmacology, and neuroscience, together with their clinical and applied relevance.

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

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Foundation Year

15 - Foundation Biological Chemistry

15 - Metabolism and Homeostasis

15 - The Human Cell

15 - Introduction to Molecular Biology

15 - Fundamentals of Microbiology & Disease

15 - Foundation to data handling and analysis

15 - Foundation Applied Medical Sciences Skills Development 1

15 - Foundation Applied Medical Sciences Skills Development 2

Year 1

10 - Eukaryotic Cell Biology

10 - Microbiology

10 - Introduction to Medical Psychology

20 - Skills for Medical Sciences

20 - Anatomy

20 - Introductory Biochemistry

20 - Human Physiology

10 - Introduction to Genetics and Evolution

Year 2

Compulsory Modules:

10 - Biostatistics

10 - Human Immunology

10 - Communicating Medical Sciences

10 - The Cardiovascular System

10 - Introduction to neuroscience

10 - Neuroanatomy and neurology

Medical Research Pathway:

20 - Contemporary themes and techniques in medical sciences


Medical Science in Practice Pathway:

20 - Doctors, patients & the goals of medicine


Enterprise and Innovation Pathway:

20 - Enterprise and Creativity:Entrepreneurship in Practice

TB Options:

10 - Human and Medical Genetics

10 - Infectious Disease and Parasitology

10 - Intermediate Medical Psychology

10 - Bioethics

10 - Introduction to Pharmacology: Dynamics and Kinetics

10 - Antimicrobial therapy and resistance

10 - Introduction to Health Data Science

Year 3

Compulsory Modules:

10 - Medical Genetics

10 - Genetics of Cancer

20 - Being a Medical Scientist

10 - Human Biology and the Environment

10 - Reproductive Biology and Medicine

TB1 Options:

10 - Innovation Management - Fundamentals

20 - Advances in Pharmacology

10 - Nanotoxicology

10 - Cancer Pharmacology

10 - The Sweet Sickness: Advances in Diabetes and Related Disorders

Assessment Method

Assessments will consist of a combination of:

  • practicals
  • presentations
  • exams
  • written coursework


With a strong entrepreneurial and innovation slant, our BSc in Applied Medical Sciences is ideal if you are interested in a career in:

  • emerging science
  • product development
  • pharmaceuticals
  • biotechnology

It also provides an excellent base for graduate entry into more clinically focused studies, including medicine or post-graduate research.


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