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University of Buckingham

Medicine

UCAS Code: 71A8

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB ChB

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

UCAS Tariff

136

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5%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.5years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Pre-clinical medicine

The University of Buckingham is:o Home of the 2-year degree less cost and more focuso Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide)o Top for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey and Complete University Guide)o Small group teaching focused student:staff ratio of 11:1 Our MB ChB programme is taught full time over four and a half years. The course is divided into two phases. Phase 1 is the initial two years taught both at the University of Buckingham and in local clinical environments. In Phase 1, students will acquire the foundations of clinical practice and learn critical skills and basic and applied sciences. Phase 2 takes two and a half years and is spent entirely in clinical placements at Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bedford Hospital, St Andrews Healthcare in Northampton and other local healthcare providers. During Phase 2, students will work intensively with patients and doctors in a clinical setting and will be given structured exposure to all aspects of medicine in both the hospital and the community.

Modules

You will be assessed rigorously throughout the course so that you can monitor your development, and to assure the Medical School that you are progressing well. There are both written and clinical assessments in all years of the course, and the standards required are high. All assessments are directly related to the practice of medicine, and designed to test how you can apply your understanding and skills to solving patients’ problems. You have to pass assessments in each year in order to progress, and you will be tested rigorously at the end of the course to make sure you are ready to practise. You can, therefore, be confident that on graduation you will be thoroughly prepared for your career as a doctor.

Assessment methods

We will assess your progress rigorously throughout the course so that you, the Medical School and the public can be confident that you are meeting the high standards required of a doctor.

There will be a combination of written examinations, structured clinical examinations and the use of an e-portfolio of evidence of progress, all chosen to make the most valid and reliable test of your abilities.

The other main purpose of the assessment system is to drive the learning of all students, and the Medical School has therefore chosen to place a high weight on educational impact in the design of the assessment system. The aim is to assess students in ways that will drive deep, contextual and constructive learning that will last into life-long practice.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£36,500
per year
England
£36,500
per year
EU
£36,500
per year
International
£36,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£36,500
per year
Scotland
£36,500
per year
Wales
£36,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Buckingham

Department:

Medicine

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

42%
UK students
58%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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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.

67%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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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