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Queen's University Belfast

Medicine

UCAS Code: A100

Bachelor of Medicine - MB

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

A-level grades AAA + A in a fourth AS-level. Three A-levels are required to include GCE Chemistry + at least one from Biology/Human Biology, Physics and Maths. A maximum of one VCE/Applied subject at either A-level or AS-level (not both) will be counted. If Biology/Human Biology is not offered at GCE A-level, it is required at GCE AS-level (either grade A as the 4th AS-level or grade B as a 5th AS-level). Mathematics and Further Mathematics cannot be counted together at A-level but one may be counted at A-level and the other at AS-level. General Studies is not acceptable at either AS or A-level and Critical Thinking will only be taken into account at AS-level. GCSE Mathematics, English and Physics (or Double Award Science) are required if not offered at AS or A-level.

UCAS Tariff

144

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41%
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About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Pre-clinical medicine

Queen's is an exciting place in which to study Medicine. Belfast is a vibrant city and boasts four major teaching hospitals, all centrally located. In addition, our students study at a number of hospitals and general practices throughout Northern Ireland from first year onwards. There are close bonds between the School and the Northern Ireland community and patients take an active interest in medical education through our 'Patients as Partners' programme.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,160
per year
International
£19,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,160
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen's University Belfast

Department:

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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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.

83%
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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

91%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
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.

£30,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Health professionals
1%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Medical degrees are some of the most difficult courses to enter, but very nearly all graduates go on to good, well-paid and secure careers in health. If you're taking a shorter pre-clinical course, you'll need to continue on to further medical training to complete an accredited qualification, which explains why a high proportion of those grads are 'in further study' six months later. And at the moment, the UK is short of doctors and we have upped the number of places available, so demand remains high.

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