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University of Manchester

Medicine (6 years including foundation year)

UCAS Code: A104

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB ChB

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

We require AAA in either: three rigorous arts/humanities subjects; two rigorous arts/humanities subjects and one science subject. Although we warmly welcome applicants with Critical Thinking, Citizenship, EPQ, Key Skills and General Studies qualifications, these will not form part of the formal AAA offer. Combinations of very similar subjects, for example, Biology and Human Biology or Maths and Further Maths together, are not acceptable. Two AS-levels in place of one A2-level will not be accepted. Where the science offered includes a practical element, the practical element must also be passed. If you are applying with known A-level grades that meet the above requirements, you may be considered even if your GCSE grades do not reach the required standard.

We have no specific requirements at AS-level. However, we would normally expect students to demonstrate a commitment towards achieving a broad and balanced education. Most applicants will therefore be studying beyond the 'bare minimum' in order to make the most competitive application possible. This may be evidenced on your application in a number of ways, for example: studying four A-level subjects; studying for an additional AS level or BTEC qualification in addition to your three main subjects; taking General Studies, Key Skills or the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) in addition to your three main subjects. We are aware that you may not be able to take the above qualifications at school or college and therefore we allow applicants to provide evidence of participating in other activities aimed at increasing social responsibility, for example, National Citizen Service (NCS) or the Duke of Edinburgh award in lieu of a formal qualification. A list of other suggested activities is provided on our FAQ page . If in doubt, please contact us. Please note that if your school is unable to offer any of the above, they should state this in the UCAS reference and you will not be disadvantaged as a result. Applicants with a WP/WP Plus flag are exempt.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

A

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements. Students will be required to have studied one of Chemistry/Biology/Human Biology and another science (Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics) A Level and achieved grade AA.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,D3

The Pre-U Diploma is acceptable for entry to Medicine and Principal Subjects are accepted in place of A-levels. D3 equates to grade A at A-level. The same subject specifications as A-level apply.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require at least five GCSEs at grade A or A*, which need not be in the sciences. English Language and Mathematics are required at GCSE minimum grade B. At least two science subjects are required at GCSE minimum grade C if not taken to AS/A2-level. If Dual Award Science or Core and Additional Science are offered, the minimum required is BB. If you are resitting any GCSE subjects, you must explain the circumstances that prompted this. We do not currently accept short courses; however, Level 2 BTEC qualifications are acceptable (at distinction grade or above) in lieu of one GCSE. Due to the phased introduction of GCSE reform in England, we will accept a mixture of GCSE grading scales. We can confirm our position in terms of equivalencies: A* = 8 A = 7 B = 6 C = 4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

37

37 points are required overall to include core points with at least 766 at Higher level. If Maths and English Language are not offered as part of the Diploma, they should be offered at GCSE or IGCSE at grade B or above. Higher level subjects should include either: three rigorous arts/humanities subjects two rigorous arts/humanities subjects and one science subject.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H1,H1,H1,H2,H2,H2

Subjects must include Mathematics and English Language.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

We require at least two Advanced Highers at grades AA by the end of Secondary 6. Any of the following combinations are acceptable: three Advanced Highers, (three rigorous arts/humanities subjects or two rigorous arts/humanities subjects and one science subject plus one other rigorous academic subject); two Advanced Highers, plus one A2-level subject at grade A (subjects as above); two Advanced Highers, plus one new Higher at grade A (one science allowed at Advanced Higher). You will also need Scottish Highers in addition to Scottish Advanced Highers, so please check the entry requirements for those qualifications.

We require 4 Highers at grades AAAA by the end of Secondary 5. Grades should be achieved in the same sitting at first attempt. Applicants also need Scottish Advanced Highers in addition to Scottish Highers, so please check the entry requirements for those qualifications. If English language and Maths have not been taken at Higher/Advanced Higher, they must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (National 5, Intermediate II or Standard Grade Credit level grade 2 or above).

UCAS Tariff

112-144

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

20%
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About this course


Course option

6years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Pre-clinical medicine

Our Medicine MBChB with Foundation Year course enables students without the appropriate science qualifications to prepare for their medical degree.

You will spend your foundation year at the University and Xaverian College , and will start the five-year MBChB course upon successful completion of the foundation course.

The five-year MBChB course educates, trains and prepares students for practice in the healthcare systems of today and the future. We are largest medical school in the UK, with over 2,200 undergraduate medical students.

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods to ensure you benefit from the best attributes of traditional and novel teaching methods.

The key Manchester approach is the study of themed case discussions in small groups, where students are proactive learners. This is supported throughout the course by lectures, practical classes (including anatomy dissection) and clinical experience.

Our course integrates science and clinical learning so you are able to apply scientific knowledge and concepts to your clinical practice.

Upon graduation, you will be able to apply knowledge, intellectual and practical skills to understand and manage the complex healthcare needs of individuals and society. You will also develop the resilience to meet the demands of changing healthcare environments.

Successful completion of the course will enable you to meet the core requirements for junior doctors and entitles you to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council and apply for Foundation Year 1 posts

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2018/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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.

73%
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

77%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
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?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
3%
2:1 or above
1%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A
513

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.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Health professionals
2%
Health associate professionals
1%
Functional managers and directors
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.

Medicine and dentistry

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£35k

£35k

£43k

£43k

£47k

£47k

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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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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