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BSc Population Health and Medical Sciences with a Foundation Year

Swansea University


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. Following successful completion of the Foundation Year with at least a 60% overall average, students will progress onto Year 1 of the BSc.

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 services.


Studying Population Health and Medical Sciences will open you up to a vast range of careers in the medical and life sciences sector including:

  • Research
  • Health education
  • NHS and Care management
  • Clinical practice
  • Health informatics
  • Patient advocacy (eg The Kings fund, World Health Organisation)
  • Policy development in health and governmental settings (Local, national and international)

Swansea University’s BSc Population Health and Medical Sciences also prepares eligible students for further professional training such as Physician Associate Studies and Graduate Entry Medicine.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
4 years


Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time