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There has been a Medical School at the University of Leicester, teaching the MBChB Medical Degree for more than 40 years. Our experience ensures an excellent standard of teaching and a supportive community and our excellent modern facilities provide a state-of-the art learning environment. We have revised our curriculum to make it even more patient-focussed. Our course is designed to be clinically relevant throughout and integrates your learning, enabling you to acquire the medical knowledge and professional competencies that are essential to practise medicine effectively. You will have hands-on experience – working with real patients from the beginning. Throughout the course you will learn from expert academics and medical practitioners working at the sharp end of the NHS. Their teaching is directly influenced by their expertise in such diverse fields as heart disease, cancer and genetics – some of the areas where Leicester's reputation is truly global. Our new curriculum is designed to prepare future doctors to meet the challenges of healthcare in the 21st Century. When you graduate you will take forward the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that are required to practise medicine effectively and successfully, and will be prepared for the inevitable changes in practice that will occur in the future.
The number of places on offer per year is currently 290. Phase 1 of the course lasts 2 years and is largely in the Medical School. However, there is early patient contact from the start of the course and all teaching is patient-focused. Phases 3,4 and 5 take place in clinical settings in teaching hospitals in Leicester, District General hospitals or in the community. During the course you can also choose to undertake an additional year of study to gain an intercalated degree by a route of your choice. Please visit our website for more detailed information or contact us to request a prospectus.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.
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15 October*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAA||Including Chemistry or Biology, plus one other science from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. Maths and Further Maths count as one subject. Human Biology and Biology count as one subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Approved Access to Medicine courses are considered, please enquire with the Medical School for further details. Overall Distinction required with 45 Level 3 Credits at Distinction, or distinction in all graded credits for pre-reformed courses|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAA||Either alone or in a combination with A-levels. Must include Chemistry and one of Biology, Psychology or Physics|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 points||Pass Diploma with 36 points overall (not including core or bonus points) including three higher level subjects at Grade 6 or above including Chemistry or Biology, plus one other science from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Not accepted|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, D3||Including Chemistry plus one of Biology, Psychology, Physics.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||All applicants are expected to have grade B/6 in English Language, Mathematics and two science GCSEs (either Chemistry and Biology or Double Science).|
Graduate Entry Graduates and final year undergraduates of any discipline are welcome to apply if you have achieved (or been predicted) at least a 2:1 Honours Degree. You must also have at least the minimum GCSE requirements above (or equivalent) plus A-level Chemistry or Biology at grade B.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
We run a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) approach, rather than a single formal interview. Across various stations you will be assessed on your communications skills, problem-solving abilities and your motivation for a career in medicine.
University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
English language requirements
IELTS 7.5 with at least 7.0 in each component is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website
Fees and funding
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