University of Leicester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Medicine

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Course summary

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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.

Course details

Modules

Phase 1 lasts two years. You will take a series of integrated, interdisciplinary modules related to human structure and function in health and disease. You will also undertake community attachments to illustrate the social and psychological context of medicine. Theoretical study of social and behavioural science supplements this learning in the community. In years 3-5 you will spend virtually all of your time working full-time in clinical environments.

Assessment method

At the end of the day all parts of the curriculum must come together in your own mind, so you may focus them on clinical problems. Our assessments are integrated to help you to consider all aspects of the course when tackling a clinical problem. You will have regular opportunities for formative assessments throughout Phase 1. This gives you an informal opportunity to test your learning and get feedback. We will also give you feedback on the summative assessments which you must pass to progress to the next stage. We use a variety of assessment techniques to test your ability to apply your knowledge and skills to clinical problems and patient management. In the clinical years you will receive continual feedback on your developing clinical skills during your placements.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeA100
Institution code L34
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Including Chemistry or Biology, plus one other science from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, 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. Including Chemistry or Biology, plus one other science from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Pass Diploma with 34 points overall (not including core or bonus points) with three higher level subjects at Grade 6 or above. Higher levels subjects: Chemistry or Biology, plus one other science from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Three standard level subjects must also be included.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 Including Chemistry or Biology, plus one other science from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Combinations welcome with A levels.
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

https://le.ac.uk/courses/medicine-mbchb/2021

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

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

https://le.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

This information will be updated as soon as the tuition fees for the academic year 2021/2 have been confirmed. For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding
Medicine at University of Leicester - UCAS