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Aston University, Birmingham

Medicine

UCAS Code: A100

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB ChB

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

The normal requirement is a minimum of AAB, in any order, in three subjects including chemistry and biology. The third subject may be any other subject, excluding general studies and critical thinking. A pass in the practical element of all science A Levels is required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

Applicants will normally be expected to achieve or to have achieved an overall score of at least 35 points with a mark of 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including chemistry and biology and the rest from three Standard Level subjects and Core.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

Applicants with a BTEC qualification will normally be considered on a case-by-case basis but will need to obtain a minimum of DD in the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science in combination with chemistry and biology A Levels with grades A and B in any order.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B

Applicants with Scottish Advanced Highers, will normally be expected to achieve, or have achieved AAB, to include chemistry and biology, in any order.

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93-136

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About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2018

Aston Medical School will admit a small cohort of 60 medical students in September 2018, and invites applications from international fee paying students and from those enrolled on the Sir Doug Ellis Pathway to Healthcare Programme. Aston Medical Schools mission is to promote social mobility and inclusivity and the University has a long tradition of focusing on the welfare and achievements of students while delivering research-based teaching.There is a unique opportunity to take Management and Leadership modules within this new MBChB programme to prepare you to shape as well as deliver compassionate clinical practice in an ever-changing world. You will study medicine in a small cohort within a close-knit community enabling you to establish friendships and professional networks, and individualised support will help you achieve the very highest standards.International students: Aston University was 33rd in the 2016 Times Higher Educations international outlook rankings. Students from over 120 countries study at Aston University each year, enjoying the safe, close-knit and friendly atmosphere right in the centre of the vibrant city of Birmingham. There is a dedicated International Students' Officer to support and represent international students. Once enrolled all international students are entitled to free academic English language support to ensure they get the most out of lectures, can participate fully in seminars, and demonstrate their learning effectively in presentations and written assignments.If you are an international fee paying student and you are interested in applying for 2018 entry, we are now open in UCAS Extra or you can email us at medicalschool@aston.ac.uk.

Modules

Your study will take a systems-based approach addressing the sciences, ethics and clinical application in an integrated fashion over Years 1 and 2, along with very early clinical experiences with patients from the first term.
The systems will be revisited over Years 3 to 5, with the focus increasingly on clinical practice in settings ranging from specialised acute tertiary hospitals to community practice. You will learn about people from an array of different backgrounds with a wide range of health problems and may undertake Management and Leadership or research through the Student Selected Components.
After the final exams you will undertake a Foundation Apprenticeship when you will work with a Foundation Doctor to deliver care for patients and undertake delegated tasks under careful supervision.

More details are available from the school website: www.aston.ac.uk/MBChB

Assessment methods

We employ a range of teaching, learning and assessment methods. There is an emphasis on working with peers to apply learning and solve problems and we use technology and digital resources to make materials more accessible and to enhance learning and make it fun.

Tuition fees

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International
£37,000
per year

Extra funding

Each year we will have a number of small financial awards and prizes for the most talented students on admission to first year at Aston and in subsequent years of study. Announcements of these awards can be found on our website. Financial awards covering all or the majority of tuition fees will not be available.

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Aston University, Birmingham

Department:

Aston Medical School

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