WQ92674 (w) Tabled on 29/04/2024

How many of the students who will start their medical studies at the new Medical School in Bangor in September 2024 can speak Welsh?

Answered by Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care | Answered on 07/05/2024

Bangor University has contextual requirements around the Welsh language. This allows it to make a more favourable academic offer to applicants on the basis that Welsh-speakers are under-represented in medical programmes.

Bangor University’s offer is available to those with a Welsh GCSE first language, or an A-Level Welsh second language.

On this basis, 21 of the 120 applicants (18%) met the criteria for the first-year course. And two of the 25 applicants (8%) met the criteria for the graduate-entry programme.