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University of Central Lancashire

Medical Sciences

UCAS Code: 2G75

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

preferable from two science subjects and a third academic subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GSCE Maths & English Language Grade B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

in a Science subject

UCAS Tariff

120

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

80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time (intensive) | 2020

Subject

Clinical medicine

The BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences programme is designed to prepare students for further study on professional programmes; such as graduate entry Medicine, Dentistry or Physician Associate Studies, Masters or PhD studies, as well as creating opportunities for students to competitively apply for careers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries or academia.

Delivered over two years, this programme provides a unique opportunity for you to gain a scientific degree which is embedded within a clinically-focused curriculum. Staff from both scientific and clinical fields will guide you through your journey, developing key transferable skills and enhancing your understanding of the healthcare industry in order to prepare you as a highly competitive candidate for a range of career options.

Based within the School of Medicine, this programme understands what is necessary for competitive entry into professional healthcare programmes; such as graduate entry medicine. A high staff to student ratio allows us to provide you with a nurturing environment in which you can grow.

Your scientific knowledge alongside your transferable skills will prepare you to become a highly competitive candidate for entry onto graduate entry medicine, dentistry, physician associate and other professional study programmes. Graduates from this programme will also be highly competitive candidates for further postgraduate study at MSc, MPhil and PhD level. With a strong focus on developing independent thinking and analytical skills, students will also be competitive in the workplace sector, especially for jobs within healthcare, clinical and scientific industries.

**Course Highlights**

•A ‘gateway’ course to prepare you becoming highly competitive candidates for graduate entry medicine, dentistry, Physician Associate, or other professional programmes.
•A unique course embedded within a medical school, providing a core clinical foundation not offered on many other ‘gateway’ courses. It focuses on both academic achievement and the development of strong student personal profiles, alongside training in clinical and communication skills, required by many professions.
•Extra-curricular voluntary placement opportunities facilitated by staff within the School.
•Taught in small, culturally diverse groups promoting integration, cultural exchange and personal development.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£11,100
per year
England
£11,100
per year
EU
£11,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£11,100
per year
Scotland
£11,100
per year
Wales
£11,100
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Burnley Campus

Department:

School of Medicine

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.

65%
low
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
33%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
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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.

100%
med
Employed or in further education
50%
low
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.

£32k

£32k

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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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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