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University of Liverpool

Medicine

UCAS Code: A100

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB ChB

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Evidence of excellent attainment in general and advanced secondary education: • AAA, to include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Mathematics and a third academic subject. • Alternatively A*AB also accepted but the A* A grades must include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Maths; and a B grade required in the third academic subject GCSEs in nine separate subject areas: attained by the end of Year 11 and at least a score of 15 points or better (where A*/A = 2; B = 1) Where (A*/A/7/8/9 = 2; B/6 = 1) from the nine and including: Core & Additional Science (or Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), English Language, and Mathematics (all at least grade B). Preference may be given to applicants with a higher GSCE score. Two points is the maximum score awarded in each subject area (e.g. Only one of Maths and Further Maths will be considered and 2 points at most will be available for Dual award GCSEs except for Dual Science for which up to 4 points may be awarded). Short course GCSEs will at most receive half the points of a full GCSE but two short courses can be offered in place of a full GCSE. A levels in three subjects taken at one sitting, usually after 2 years of study: at a minimum of AAA Chemistry and Biology are subject requirements at A2 level. AAA, to include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Mathematics and a third academic subject. Alternatively A*AB also accepted but the A* A grades must include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Maths; and a B grade required in the third academic subject Invitation to interview is highly competitive and both academic and non-academic criteria inform the selection process. Because of the competition, meeting the minimum academic and non-academic requirements does not guarantee that you will receive an invitation to interview. The Medical School reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending on a candidate’s application. For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required. Applicants must complete the UCAT by the appropriate closing date for year of entry.

Specified Access to Medicine courses acceptable (see our Admissions page for more information).

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

D3, D3, M1 acceptable in principal subjects with D3 in both Biology and Chemistry. M2 usually acceptable for Global Perspectives and Independent Research report. Up to two A levels at A grade may be substituted for Principal Subjects.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall (at first sitting): Higher level (HL) a minimum of 6,6,6 to include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Mathematics and a third academic subject. 5,5,5 at standard level (subjects not offered at HL) Alternatively, 36 points overall (at first sitting): Higher level (HL) a minimum of 7,6,5 but the 7 and 6 grades must include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Mathematics in any order and 5 in a third academic subject. 5,5,5 at standard level (subjects not offered at HL)

Six Higher Level subjects must be offered at a single sitting (Grades of H1 in all six subjects and to include English Language, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths).

Not acceptable in lieu of A levels

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

AAAAB-AAAAA plus Biology (A) and Chemistry (A) at Advanced Higher

UCAS Tariff

144-159

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40%
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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Pre-clinical medicine

The University of Liverpool School of Medicine aspires to create capable, confident and caring doctors equipped to practice in a 21st Century Healthcare Environment.

The Liverpool MBChB curriculum aims to:
• To ensure graduates have the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to safely and ethically practice medicine.
• To ensure graduates meet the outcomes set out in the GMC’s Promoting Excellence: standards for medical education and training (2015)
• To equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for a career in academic medicine.
• To enable graduates to become lifelong learners committed to their own professional development.
• The curriculum framework is based on the three main outcomes of Tomorrow’s Doctors (GMC 2009): the Doctor as Scholar and Scientist, the Doctor as Practitioner and the Doctor as Professional. Each of these outcomes has a series of vertical themes to create a truly spiral curriculum. Four horizontal themes cut across the vertical themes to provide stage appropriate coverage of these important themes within each vertical theme.
The vertical themes which will run throughout the duration of the curriculum are The Science of Medicine, Research and Scholarship, The Chronically Ill Patient, The Acutely Ill Patient, Patient Safety, Leadership and Management and Professionalism. The four horizontal themes that will be integrated into each vertical theme are Psychology and Sociology as Applied to Medicine, Population Perspective (Public Health, Epidemiology and Evidence), Communication for Clinical Practice and Therapeutics.

The spiral curriculum is based on 5 themes with content delivered over our 5 year programme. The themes are: Science and Scholarship, The Good Doctor, Core Skills, Patient in Primary Care and the Patient in secondary Care. Year 1 focusses on core clinical science with the introduction of pathology and disease in year 2. Years 3, 4 and 5 focus on becoming a practitioner and preparing for practice.

The programme is accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC), this primary medical qualification entitles the holder to apply to the GMC for registration to practise medicine in the UK.
This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Liverpool

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.

68%
low
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

75%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
46%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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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.

£26,614
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
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?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Pre-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

£44k

£44k

£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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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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