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The University of Manchester

Medicine (6 years including foundation year)

UCAS Code: A104
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB ChB years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

10%

Subjects
  • Medicine
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
99% LOW
Average graduate salary
£29k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main 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.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

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).

Scottish Advanced Highers
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.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
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.

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

10%

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

£9,250

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

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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

Modules

The University of Manchester

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As the biggest single-site University in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the University of Manchester gives students an unrivalled and unique learning experience. You'll enjoy studying at a world-class institution and being at the centre of a dynamic student population. The Students' Union has more than 300 student-run societies, from Aikido to Zoology.

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
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
51% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
516 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
N/A
Drop-out rate
1% 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 99% LOW
Average graduate salary £29k LOW
Graduates who are health professionals

99%

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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