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Newcastle University

Medicine and Surgery

UCAS Code: A100

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB BS

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Including Chemistry and/or Biology at A level and excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. If only one of Biology and/or Chemistry is offered at A or AS level, the other should be offered at GCSE grade A or 7 (or Dual Award Science grade A or 7). Once the academic criteria have been met, academic achievement is not considered further in subsequent parts of the application process e.g. additional A levels or A* results or additional GCSE results are not considered. We would normally expect all applicants to have achieved their A levels on their first attempt. Those who wish resits to be considered must provide information on the extenuating circumstances they wish to be considered. Supporting evidence must be provided from your school or GP. A higher grade may be required from the repeated subject.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

For applicants offering an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Medicine), Distinctions to be achieved in the graded credit modules. The further 15 ungraded credits can be a combination of level 2 and 3. Please contact us for further details about the courses accepted.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

Subjects should include Chemistry and/or Biology. If only one of Biology and/or Chemistry is offered, the other should be offered at GCSE grade A or 7 (or Dual Award Science grade A or 7).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

Including grade 5 in all subjects with Higher Level grade 6 in Chemistry or Biology. Combinations including two Sciences, Mathematics and English or English Language are desirable.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H2,H2,H2

Including Chemistry and Biology. Physics and English required at Ordinary Level, if not offered at Higher Level.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

Including Chemistry and/or Biology. If only one of Chemistry or Biology is offered at Higher level then the other should be offered at National 5, minimum grade A (or grade 1 Standard grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent). Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

UCAS Tariff

144-165

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

28%
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About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Clinical medicine

Pre-clinical medicine

Our MB BS degree uses an integrated teaching approach. The degree is delivered in two Phases: Phase 1 (Stages 1 and 2) involves the study of key subject areas such as cardiovascular, respiratory and renal medicine;
Phase 2 (Stages 3 to 5) involves significant clinical experience through placements in the region and further development of your specialist knowledge, such as clinical pharmocology. You will receive clinically focused teaching from our highly trained staff to develop your core medical knowledge, and will develop your clinical competence from the very start of your degree, through a varied menu of early clinical experience, contact with patients and visits to GPs and hospitals and skills development in our dedicated Clinical Skills Laboratory.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£33,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Newcastle)

Department:

School of Medical Education

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

89%
med
Clinical medicine
89%
med
Pre-clinical medicine

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medicine (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medicine (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£31,000
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Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
67%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Clinical medicine

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£37k

£37k

£43k

£43k

£49k

£49k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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