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In partnership with the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP), West College Scotland is excited to announce the launch of its innovative two-year Access to Medical Studies programme. This pioneering course, offered by only 3 colleges in Scotland, is designed to provide aspiring students with a robust foundation in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, and Communications, preparing them for successful entry into a range of Medicine, Pharmacy, Health, and Biomedical Science degrees at leading universities across the West.  

Tailored for adult learners currently out of education, the two-year programme, goes beyond academic development, providing students with essential skills and qualities for the next step in their education journey. Successful completion of the courses opens doors to a variety of medical and science-related career paths including eligibility for MBChB Medicine at the University of Glasgow as well as various alternative degree options such as Pharmacy, Biomedicine, and Life Science with partners at University of West of Scotland, Stirling University, University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University. 

Curriculum Quality Leader for Science and Social Science at West, Gordon Murray said,

“The two-year Access to Medical Studies programme offers an exciting opportunity for mature students to develop the academic knowledge, skills and qualities necessary for degree study and a successful future in a range of fulfilling careers.” 

Kenny Anderson, Director of SWAPWest echoed this saying

"We are delighted to be working with West College Scotland on a new medical studies programme. The science team at West have worked hard to develop an interesting programme of study that will meet the needs of adult students. The programme is a fantastic opportunity for adults to return to education and progress to a rewarding professional career." 

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