Medicine at Ulster University. MBBS Full-time, in Magee - 2022/23 entry year. (2023)

About this course

In this section

  1. About
  2. Attendance
  3. Start dates
  4. Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  5. Academic profile

About

The course is an intense full-time, four year programme leading to an MBBS degree, recognised by the General Medical Council as a Primary Medical Qualification in the UK. The award of the final degree by Ulster University will be subject to satisfying the GMC’s rigorous quality assurance programme

We are delighted to be working with St George’s University of London as our partner medical school. St George’s has a long established reputation for delivering world-class medical education and has run a highly acclaimed Graduate Entry medical programme for many years.

We will be working closely with the GMC and St Georges to provide our students with the very best medical education; ensuring that they emerge as competent, caring, capable doctors.

Our programme gives you the opportunity to train as a doctor, even if this seemed like such a remote dream when you were at school that you did not even consider it. Perhaps you did not achieve the GCSE grades you had hoped for; or perhaps you were not sure whether to study arts or sciences at A level and opted for arts-based subjects. Maybe you just did not think you would ever be good enough to consider that you could be a doctor: but all along, you could not deny that this was really what you wanted to do.

In our School of Medicine, you now have a chance to fulfil your ambition to become a doctor. If you have a minimum of a 2.1 honours degree in any subject, are willing to work hard and want to know more about what it means to study medicine and become a doctor, then come along to our open days. There, you will have an opportunity to speak to us to find out more about being a doctor, what Graduate Entry medicine entails, and how you can prepare for our admissions process. You will need to sit the GAMSAT test and undertake a Multiple-Mini Interview process to demonstrate that you have the personal qualities required of a doctor.

Being a doctor is endlessly rewarding, hard work and at times challenging. We are pleased to welcome applications from a wide range of students. A long term health condition is not in itself a reason not to apply to study medicine, although we will take an individual approach to applicants with health problems and/ or disabilities, using Occupational Health professionals, in order to make sure that you have all the support you require to maximise your success as an undergraduate and then moving into the workplace. There is strong ongoing support for you whilst a student through the University’s support services, and there is further support available through the Ulster University Students Union.

Studying medicine with us will provide you with an intensely practical medical education. Ulster’s MBBS programme will have a problem-based and interdisciplinary learning focus. This will enable you to graduate, not only demonstrating that you meet all the GMC ‘Outcomes for Graduates’, but that you are fully prepared to work as a member of an integrated health and social care team with a strong community focus, even for patients cared for by hospital specialists.

You will benefit from access to practice learning placements across the full range of medical specialist subjects, significant opportunities for primary care-based experience, and knowledge and appreciation of the interconnectivity between primary, secondary, social and community-based healthcare.

Northern Ireland is facing an unprecedented medical workforce shortage that will continue to impact negatively on the care of patients, their families and communities. Our medical school will help to ease the workforce challenges and futureproof our health service.

The MBBS programme is funded through the Northern Ireland Executive as one element of an approach to addressing this shortage of doctors in Northern Ireland. In addition, the University’s Civic commitment is to enhance the wellbeing and economic prosperity of our society. We therefore encourage applications from individuals who are keen to join the medical workforce in Ireland. Applicants will not have to demonstrate knowledge of the Northern Ireland health system during the selection process but, in common with other medical schools in the UK, applicants will be expected to demonstrate their insight into the work of a doctor, and their commitment to work as a doctor following graduation. 

Graduate entry medicine is an intense course of study and this course is therefore not available for part time study.  

Ulster University has a global reputation for biomedical sciences research across the breadth of the medical sphere. Our School of Nursing, based at the Magee campus in Derry~Londonderry, is ranked fifth in the UK and 37th in the world. Our unparalleled stratified medicine research, which primarily takes place in the C-TRIC facility at Altnagelvin Hospital, is globally renowned for pioneering personalised treatments for chronic health conditions.

Highlights

  • Contact with patients from the fourth week of year one
  • Learn anatomy with an emphasis on technology and live imaging.
  • Patient-focused education with a strong emphasis on communicating with patients from a range of backgrounds
  • Opportunities to undertake student selected component (SSC) of study on areas of interest to you including a “remote and rural medicine” pathway.
  • Interprofessional education: Learning opportunities exist for our students to learn alongside one another reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of healthcare workplace environment.
  • Careers advice embedded into our teaching
  • Teaching is informed by our world class research which informs practice
  • Many lecturers are working clinicians

Attendance

Full-time: 4 years; at least 45 months from initial enrolment; and not less than 5500 hours of theoretical and practical instruction. Maximum 6 years

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Start dates

  • August 2022

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This course is underpinned by three main themes:

  • Basic and Clinical Sciences
  • Patients, Populations and Society
  • Professional Skills

In the early years, delivery of these themes is achieved through six courses: Life Cycle; Life Protection; Life Support; Life Maintenance; Life Structure; and Life Control.

In years one and two, the emphasis is on lectures, tutorials and group activity with short clinical and community based placements in general practice and hospital trusts throughout Northern Ireland.

In year three (penultimate year) and year four (final year) clinical attachments take precedence, with complementary lectures, again, running in parallel. Your exposure to clinical environments is maximised within general practice and hospital trusts throughout Northern Ireland.

In the final year all students undertake an elective. This is an opportunity to explore an aspect of medicine of particular interest to you, anywhere in the world. Elective plans are reviewed and approved by an academic member of staff, and a report is written upon completion.

The content for each course is summarised on the relevant course page, along with an overview of the modules that make up the course.

Each course is approved by the University and meets the expectations of:

Attendance and Independent Study

As part of your course induction, you will be provided with details of the organisation and management of the course, including attendance and assessment requirements - usually in the form of a timetable. For full-time courses, the precise timetable for each semester is not confirmed until near the start date and may be subject to change in the early weeks as all courses settle into their planned patterns. For part-time courses which require attendance on particular days and times, an expectation of the days of attendance will often be included in the letter of offer. A course handbook is also made available.

Courses comprise modules for which the notional effort involved is indicated by its credit rating. Each credit point represents 10 hours of student effort. Undergraduate courses typically contain 10- or 20-credit modules and postgraduate course typically 15- or 30-credit modules.

The normal study load expectation for an undergraduate full-time course of study in the standard academic year is 120 credit points. This amounts to around 36-42 hours of expected teaching and learning per week, inclusive of attendance requirements for lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical work, fieldwork or other scheduled classes, private study, and assessment. Part-time study load is the same as full-time pro-rata, with each credit point representing 10 hours of student effort.

Postgraduate Masters courses typically comprise 180 credits, taken in three semesters when studied full-time. A Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) comprises 60 credits and can usually be completed on a part-time basis in one year. A 120-credit Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) can usually be completed on a part-time basis in two years.

Class contact times vary by course and type of module. Typically, for a module predominantly delivered through lectures you can expect at least 3 contact hours per week (lectures/seminars/tutorials). Laboratory classes often require a greater intensity of attendance in blocks. Some modules may combine lecture and laboratory. The precise model will depend on the course you apply for and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. Prospective students will be consulted about any significant changes.

Assessment

Assessment methods vary and are defined explicitly in each module. Assessment can be via one method or a combination e.g. examination and coursework . Assessment is designed to assess your achievement of the module’s stated learning outcomes. You can expect to receive timely feedback on all coursework assessment. The precise assessment will depend on the module and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.

Coursework can take many forms, for example: essay, report, seminar paper, test, presentation, dissertation, design, artefacts, portfolio, journal, group work. The precise form and combination of assessment will depend on the course you apply for and the module. Details will be made available in advance through induction, the course handbook, the module specification and the assessment timetable. The details are subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.

Normally, a module will have four learning outcomes, and no more than two items of assessment. An item of assessment can comprise more than one task. The notional workload and the equivalence across types of assessment is standardised.

Calculation of the Final Award

The class of Honours awarded in Bachelor’s degrees is usually determined by calculation of an aggregate mark based on performance across the modules at Levels 5 and 6 (which correspond to the second and third year of full-time attendance).

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Level 6 modules contribute 70% of the aggregate mark and Level 5 contributes 30% to the calculation of the class of the award. Classification of integrated Masters degrees with Honours include a Level 7 component. The calculation in this case is: 50% Level 7, 30% Level 6, 20% Level 5. At least half the Level 5 modules must be studied at the University for Level 5 to be included in the calculation of the class.

All other qualifications have an overall grade determined by results in modules from the final level of study. In Masters degrees of more than 200 credit points the final 120 points usually determine the overall grading.

Figures correct for academic year 2019-2020.

Academic profile

The University employs over 1,000 suitably qualified and experienced academic staff - 59% have PhDs in their subject field and many have professional body recognition.

Courses are taught by staff who are Professors (25%), Readers, Senior Lecturers (20%) or Lecturers (55%).

We require most academic staff to be qualified to teach in higher education: 82% hold either Postgraduate Certificates in Higher Education Practice or higher. Most academic staff (81%)are accredited fellows of theHigher Education Academy (HEA) by Advanced HE - the university sector professional body for teaching and learning. Many academic and technical staff hold other professional body designations related to their subject or scholarly practice.

The profiles of many academic staff can be found on the University’s departmental websites and give a detailed insight into the range of staffing and expertise.The precise staffing for a course will depend on the department(s) involved and the availability and management of staff.This is subject to change annually and is confirmed in the timetable issued at the start of the course.

Occasionally, teaching may be supplemented by suitably qualified part-time staff (usually qualified researchers) and specialist guest lecturers. In these cases, all staff are inducted, mostly through our staff development programme ‘First Steps to Teaching’. In some cases, usually for provision in one of our out-centres, Recognised University Teachers are involved, supported by the University in suitable professional development for teaching.

Figures correct for academic year 2021-2022.

Standard entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

In this section

  1. A level
  2. English Language Requirements
  3. Additional Entry Requirements
  4. Exemptions and transferability

A level

This is a graduate entry programme. You must have at least a 2:1 honours degree for entry to this course.

English Language Requirements

International and EU qualifications are assessed using National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) and UCAS Overseas Qualifications manual. Applicants from non-English speaking countries are also required to achieve grade B in GCSE English or IELTS grade 7.5 with no individual mark below 7.0.

  • English language requirements
  • Your country

Additional Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the University’s General Entrance Requirements which can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/study/entrance-requirements

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Specific requirements for this course are:

  • a minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree in any discipline
  • pass the GAMSAT entrance examination
  • pass the Multiple-Mini Interview assessment
  • a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from AccessNI or other relevant authority
  • medical declaration completion and occupational health clearance

Prospective students should be aware of the GMC and MSC medical students' professional values and fitness to practise guidance that considers behaviour both before and during a period of study. Failure to comply with this guidance could impair eligibility for a student to register with the GMC and affect continuation on the programme.

Ulster University welcomes applications for entry in accordance with the UCAS equal consideration deadline in October. Please note that all applicants must register for the GAMSAT, which is held biannually in September and March of each year. More information can be found at https://gamsat.acer.org/

Exemptions and transferability

There can be no exemptions from any part of the approved programme.

Careers & opportunities

In this section

  1. Graduate employers
  2. Job roles
  3. Career options
  4. Work placement / study abroad
  5. Professional recognition

Graduate employers

Graduates from this course are now working for:

  • Aid organisations
  • Armed Forces
  • National Health Service
  • Private Healthcare Establishments
  • Research Institutes

Job roles

With this degree you could become:

  • General Practitioner
  • Clinical Specialist
  • Hospital doctor
  • Overseas aid agencies
  • Pathologist
  • Surgeon
  • Psychiatrist

Career options

On graduation you will have gained an MBBS primary medical qualification, with both the practical and clinical skills specific to medicine and the professional and the personal attributes necessary to become a doctor. There are a wide variety of professional roles which you can choose to specialise in upon completion of your Foundation Training.

Career options can be found at:

https://www.medschools.ac.uk/studying-medicine/after-medical-school/specialties

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/medicine

Work placement / study abroad

You will benefit from access to practice learning placements across the full range of medical specialist subjects, significant opportunities for primary care-based experience, and will develop knowledge and appreciation of the interconnectivity between primary, secondary, social and community-based healthcare. The programme will prepare you for 21st Century healthcare including the challenges of managing an ageing population, caring for patients with multiple Long Term Conditions, and managing the profound impact of mental health and distress on patients; and there will be an added element of cross-border collaboration focusing on remote and rural medicine. Students will spend over 83 core weeks on clinical placement, with the opportunity of spending up to 30 per cent of this within a primary care setting.

In Final Year you will undertake a medical elective, which can be taken in the United Kingdom or Ireland, with a number of students taking the opportunity to experience medicine from a global perspective, although an international elective is optional and is funded by the student. It is hoped there might be bursaries available to students to support the cost of overseas electives.

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Professional recognition

General Medical Council (GMC)

Accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC), this primary medical qualification entitles the holder to apply to the GMC for registration to practise medicine in the UK.

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Start dates

  • August 2022

Fees and funding

Fees (per year)

Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and EU Settlement Status Fees

£4,630.00

England, Scotland, Wales and the Islands Fees

£9,250.00

International Fees

£37,000.00

Scholarships, awards and prizes

A limited number of Scholarships are available

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Additional mandatory costs

Entry to the course is subject to a satisfactory medical check and also a criminal record check (AccessNI). Students will be required to meet the costs of required vaccinations and AccessNI checks. Mandatory Occupational Health screening costs £35 and minimum vaccinations can cost up to £50 if you have not arranged these via your GP before the start of the programme. Additional screening and vaccinations can cost up to £170 if a student wishes to become EPP cleared, however this is not mandatory to complete the course. Full details of OH requirements will be communicated to offer holder in advance. The current cost of an AccessNI enhanced check is £33.

Students will be required to meet the travel costs of accommodation and transport while attending placements during the programme. Students will also have printing costs and will be required to purchase required reading materials and certain clinical equipment such as a stethoscope and scrubs. Students will be expected to have a smart-phone or other hand-held device which can be used for assessments and accessing materials while on clinical placement.

Students should also be aware that the MBBS programme is longer than the usual 33 weeks for student accommodation which could attract higher living expenses than a standard undergraduate programme.

**The fee for International students includes the mandatory clinical placement levy to cover access to clinical placements in the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care system.**

It is important to remember that costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges) and normal living will need to be covered in addition to tuition fees.

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses (in addition to tuition fees) we make every effort to highlight them above. We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals, as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free Wi-Fi are also available on each of the campuses.

There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as a part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs, as well as tuition fees.

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  1. The University endeavours to deliver courses and programmes of study in accordance with the description set out in this prospectus. The University’s prospectus is produced at the earliest possible date in order to provide maximum assistance to individuals considering applying for a course of study offered by the University. The University makes every effort to ensure that the information contained in the prospectus is accurate but it is possible that some changes will occur between the date of printing and the start of the academic year to which it relates. Please note that the University’s website is the most up-to-date source of information regarding courses and facilities and we strongly recommend that you always visit the website before making any commitments.
  2. Although reasonable steps are taken to provide the programmes and services described, the University cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility and the University may make variations to the contents or methods of delivery of courses, discontinue, merge or combine courses and introduce new courses if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key staff, changes in legislation or government policy including changes, if any, resulting from the UK departing the European Union, withdrawal or reduction of funding or other circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control.
  3. If the University discontinues any courses, it will use its best endeavours to provide a suitable alternative course. In addition, courses may change during the course of study and in such circumstances the University will normally undertake a consultation process prior to any such changes being introduced and seek to ensure that no student is unreasonably prejudiced as a consequence of any such change.
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  5. The University cannot accept any liability for disruption to its provision of educational or other services caused by circumstances beyond its control, but the University will take all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to such services.

FAQs

Does Ulster University do undergraduate Medicine? ›

Medicine - MBBS

The 4 year MBBS programme will equip you with the professional knowledge skills values and behaviours required to be a competent medical practitioner.

What are entry requirements for Medicine? ›

Here are the general med school requirements for the US:
  • High school diploma.
  • Undergraduate degree in the field of Sciences (3-4 years)
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Good TOEFL language scores.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Extracurricular activities.
  • Minimum MCAT exam result (set by each university individually)
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What are the entry requirements for Medicine in Ireland? ›

A minimum Grade 5 in Higher Level Chemistry and either Physics or Biology is required to be considered for entry to the five-year track. Applicants presenting IB through English must achieve a minimum Grade 4 in Standard Level English (either English A1, A2 or B).

How many years is Medicine in Malta? ›

Course information. M.D.(Melit.) The Doctor of Medicine and Surgery is a five-year degree course.

Can you do medicine in 4 years? ›

Graduate Entry Medicine is a pathway for graduates and degree-holders who want to study Medicine. The programme is accelerated, so it usually takes 4 years to complete, instead of the 5 or 6 years that Undergraduate Medicine courses take.

Is it free to study medicine in Northern Ireland? ›

Department of Health pay full tuition fee contribution (£4,530 for 2021-22). However, the maintenance loan is reduced when you use this bursary for tuition fees. Additional funding: This can include disabled students' allowance, childcare grant, adult dependants' grant, parents' learning allowance, travel grant.

Do I need maths for medicine? ›

Maths is a crucial part of medicine. All the graphs, equations, statistics, and general maths we learn at school help us to understand important aspects of human and veterinary medicine, biology, and science in general.

Which subject is best for doctor? ›

School Level Preparation
  • Every student who wishes to become a doctor must have a science subject combination such as physics, chemistry, biology and maths at a higher secondary level. ...
  • Since Biology is optional in class 12, students must choose biology in class 12 in order to pursue MBBS.

Which course is best for doctor? ›

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) is one of the predominant medical graduate degrees for becoming a doctor. Approximately every candidate having a thought of medical courses, their first choice is to opt for MBBS as a medical course.

How many points do you get for medicine 2022? ›

In 2022: The minimum combined score is 743 (round 1) The minimum points at which anyone was admitted were 532 (which required HPAT of at least 212) The minimum HPAT score at which anyone was admitted was 178 (which required at least 625 points)

Where is the best place to study medicine in Ireland? ›

Here are the best global universities for clinical medicine in Ireland
  • University College Dublin.
  • Trinity College Dublin.
  • University College Cork.
  • NUI Galway.
  • Royal College of Surgeons - Ireland.
  • University of Limerick.
  • Dublin City University.

How hard is it to get into medicine in Ireland? ›

How difficult is it to study medicine in Ireland? The challenge starts early on – even before application. As Irish medical schools have limited slots, only the best and brightest get in. That means you should have good grades and a good score for the HPAT, an exam that is known to be fairly difficult.

Is MBBS a degree? ›

The MBBS is usually a five-year undergraduate degree that commonwealth students complete when they want to become a doctor. However, some programs take six years to complete because the institution expects you to earn a Bachelor of Science (BSc) as part of your training.

Which universities are doing clearing for Medicine 2022? ›

The University of Buckingham Medicine Clearing (this university has been the leader in offers through Clearing for two years in a row, so is a great place to start) St George's University of London Medical School Clearing. University of Central Lancaster (UCLAN) Hull York University Medical School via Clearing.

Why studying medicine is important? ›

It may appeal to you because: you can make a real difference to people's lives by helping to alleviate pain and suffering. it's a respected profession. there's a wide choice of careers – in fact there are over 60 specialties and there are opportunities to get involved with teaching, research and management.

What level is doctor of medicine? ›

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a graduate entry four year extended Masters (AQF level 9) program and applicants are encourages from all degree backgrounds.

Is medicine a hard degree? ›

Sometimes it's hard work

Studying medicine comes with a certain expectation to work harder on average than most other students. There are generally more contact hours than other subjects (this year I have a 9-5 day every Friday) with practicals and lectures taking up a great deal of time.

How difficult is studying medicine? ›

The majority of medical students would agree that medical school is undoubtedly hard work. Not only is it two years longer than a standard undergraduate degree, the rigorous examination procedures coupled with an extensive syllabus makes completing a medical degree incredibly demanding.

Do I need 4 A levels for medicine? ›

Students take at least three A-levels (not including resits), and most medical school offers will be a minimum of AAA. Taking four A-levels may be a way to demonstrate your academic ability, but don't take on more than three if the extra A-level will impinge on how well you can perform.

Where can I study medicine in Northern Ireland? ›

Study Medicine at Ulster University

In response to the medical workforce shortage in Northern Ireland, Ulster University has established a new School of Medicine that will focus on providing much-needed additional doctors in Northern Ireland through its MBBS programme.

How do people in Ireland afford graduate entry medicine? ›

For Years 5+ you are eligible for full tuition fee support and a bursary to cover living costs from SAAS. Unfortunately students from Northern Ireland will have to self-fund the full tuition fees throughout the course. Students are still eligible for a maintenance loan from Student Finance NI to help with living costs.

Where can I study medicine in Northern Ireland? ›

Study Medicine at Ulster University

In response to the medical workforce shortage in Northern Ireland, Ulster University has established a new School of Medicine that will focus on providing much-needed additional doctors in Northern Ireland through its MBBS programme.

Is graduate entry medicine undergraduate or postgraduate? ›

Graduate Entry Medicine is an undergraduate degree, not a postgraduate degree, and will result in you gaining the same qualification as students undertaking a medical degree via alternate undergraduate routes.

How do you become a doctor in Northern Ireland? ›

To work as a Doctor in Northern Ireland you need to hold registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council (GMC). The Licence to Practice proves that you meet the professional standards set by the GMC and the specialist standards set by the medical Royal Colleges and Faculties.

How much does graduate medicine cost? ›

Year one. In Year 1 you will be charged a tuition fee which in 2022/23 will be £9,250. You are responsible for paying the first £3,465 of the tuition fee to the University yourself. Eligible students can then apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £5,785 from Student Finance England (SFE) for the remainder of the fee.

Where is the best place to study medicine in Ireland? ›

Here are the best global universities for clinical medicine in Ireland
  • University College Dublin.
  • Trinity College Dublin.
  • University College Cork.
  • NUI Galway.
  • Royal College of Surgeons - Ireland.
  • University of Limerick.
  • Dublin City University.

Is it worth studying medicine in Ireland? ›

Ireland has a worldwide reputation for high quality medical education and attracts international students from around the world. High school graduates can apply to 5-year Direct Entry Medicine programmes.

How many years is medicine in Ireland? ›

We offer a five- and six-year Undergraduate Medicine programme at our Dublin city centre campus. Please read the entry requirements to see which programme you are eligible for. During your early years studying Medicine at RCSI, you will obtain a solid grounding in the biomedical sciences.

How hard is it to get into graduate entry medicine? ›

Not only are GEM courses difficult, but they are also extremely competitive to gain entry to. GEM courses are consistently some of the most competitive in the country, often seeing competition ratios 2-3x higher than standard entry courses.

How many hours a week should I study medicine? ›

Medical students study anywhere between 8-11 hours a day during their exam period, with most students hovering around the 3-5 hour mark on a normal day.

When should I apply for graduate entry medicine? ›

Applications must be made both through UCAS (online) and direct to the University (on a supplementary form): so, two forms to complete. In addition, you must register for the BMAT entrance test. The UCAS application window will open in late May 2022. The closing date for applications to Oxford is 15th October 2022.

Is it too late to study medicine at 40? ›

There is no age limit for medical school. You can become a doctor in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and even 60s. In the end, medical schools want students who will make good physicians. Age is not a factor.

Can I start studying medicine at 35? ›

Yes, medical schools do accept older students. According to medical school admissions specialists, it is certainly possible for someone age 30 or over to be accepted into med school.

Do I need 4 A levels for medicine? ›

Students take at least three A-levels (not including resits), and most medical school offers will be a minimum of AAA. Taking four A-levels may be a way to demonstrate your academic ability, but don't take on more than three if the extra A-level will impinge on how well you can perform.

Do medical students get paid UK? ›

You can get an annual payment from the NHS to help with your study and living costs (known as a 'bursary') if you're studying a dental, medical or healthcare course in England.

Is medicine degree free in UK? ›

UK and EU students at English universities are required to pay up to £9,250 (~US$13,050) per year. International undergraduate tuition fees vary considerably, starting at around £10,000 (~US$14,130) and going up to £38,000 (~US$53,700) or more for medical degrees (source: Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees).

How much debt does a medical student have UK? ›

The average amount of debt a UK medical student will leave university with is between £50,000 and £90,000. This figure depends on how long their degree was (typically 4-6 years), whether they studied in London or not and whether they were studying medicine as an undergraduate or a postgraduate.

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