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Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB BS years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Medicine
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
100% MED
Average graduate salary
£30k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Including Biology and either Chemistry or Physics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers

Scottish Advanced Highers

Including Biology and either Chemistry or Physics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable. Please see www.uea.ac.uk/medicine for full requirements.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

Including Higher Level 666 in Biology, either Chemistry or Physics, plus one other subject. If no GCSE equivalent is held please contact us.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

This course is organised into modules based on body systems. You will study the underpinning biological, social and clinical sciences alongside experiencing their application in hospital and general practice placements. Each week, working in small groups in both university and primary care placements, you will apply problem-based learning techniques to virtual scenarios and real patients. In small groups, you will undertake dissections and use specimens and models in order to understand the detailed structure and function of the human body, as well as developing relevant practical and communication skills in both simulated and real healthcare environments. All this learning is supported by a weekly programme of lectures and seminars, and complemented by month long attachments in secondary care, some of which may be residential. Assessment includes OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations), written coursework and presentations, together with end-of-year written exams. Key features: – Clinical placements from semester one in hospitals and general practice providing you with patient contact from the start – Core medical sciences taught alongside clinical practice in cutting-edge facilities – Develop the professional behaviours necessary to practise as a doctor – Gain the values and skills needed for the lifelong learning required of modern medical practice – Develop academic skills through critical appraisal of the social and biological sciences literature, with opportunities for individual audit and research projects – Support to reach your full potential from small-group tutors, personal advisers, as well as our dedicated in-house team of senior advisers – Opportunity to take an intercalated Bachelor’s or Master’s degree after the third or fourth year. Please be aware that we are unable to accept deferred applications for this course.


In Year 1 you’ll be introduced to the human life course and the musculoskeletal system. Year 2 will focus on treating blood and skin diseases and also examines circulation and respiration. In Year 3 you will undertake modules in Homeostasis and Hormones and Digestion and Nutrition. At this stage, the course also focusses on the senses. In your fourth year, you will focus on Reproduction and Growth and Development, engaging in a range of health issues relating to children. In Year 5, you will undertake a further three modules which will cover a variety of advanced topics including Emergency Care. At this stage, you will also undertake a 10-week placement split between a medical and surgical speciality.

University of East Anglia UEA

On campus

With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
60% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
514 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
0% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% MED
Average graduate salary £30k MED
Graduates who are health professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
If you want a stable, well-paid career, then dentistry is an excellent choice. Starting salaries rival those for medicine, almost all graduates get jobs in dentistry on leaving their course and there are roles all around the country. It is a pretty select course, with only a little over a thousand graduates a year, but for that group, the rewards can be excellent.
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