B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Science and Humanities

Swansea University
In Singleton Park (Wales)

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Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Singleton park (Wales)

The BSc (Hons) in Medical Sciences and Humanities (MeSH) at Swansea is a multi-disciplinary degree. It is designed to explore both the scientific and human sides of healthcare. The degree scheme attracts students interested in a broad range of health careers including NHS management, charity work and postgraduate research.

Important information

Requirements: English Language Requirements IELTS Take IELTS test 6 CAE score 193(Grade B) FCE score 166(Grade C) TOEFL iBT® test (read more) 79 IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more


Where and when

Starts Location
30 September 2016
Singleton Park
University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP, Swansea, Wales
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What you'll learn on the course

Medical Science
Medical training

Course programme

Course Content The compulsory modules include those in the:
  • Biological Sciences – exploring how knowledge of biological systems at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels underpin clinical medicine.

  • History of healthcare – provides a critical view of the interaction of intellectual and social factors in the making of medical theory, practice, and professionalization, and the overall role of health care and medicine in the creation of modern society.

  • Philosophy of healthcare – exploring ethical and conceptual issues that shape the nature and goals of medicine, interrogating problems of life and death.

Please visit our website for more detailed module information.

The degree will cover how we experience health and illness, and why that might also be central to modern conceptions of medicine and healthcare.

As well as studying anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology students will address questions such as:
  • how did doctors get the power to tell us how to eat, drink, and think?

  • how did we get a National Health Service, and how does it work?

  • what is the role of health care in controversial areas like euthanasia and suicide prevention?


This course is ideal for those who are interested in the natural sciences and how they apply to the human body.

Graduates from the BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences and Humanities degree at Swansea University, have in the past been accepted onto graduate entry medicine courses across the UK.

Swansea University has its own Graduate Entry Medicine programmes which graduates would be suitable for.


Students are taught by lecturers with theoretical and practical expertise in biomedical research, public health, nursing, anatomy, physiology, counselling, psychology, law, healthcare ethics, and the history of healthcare.