University of Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Birmingham Medical School’s MBChB course will teach you the practical, theoretical and communication skills needed to become a safe, compassionate and ethical doctor of the future. You will develop the practical, theoretical and communication skills needed to become a safe and effective practitioner by learning from passionate researchers, academics and clinicians in world-class settings, with a focus on hand-on, apprentice-style experience. Right from the start, you’ll experience the practice of healthcare in the community with a fortnightly attachment to a general practice, allowing you to see how your studies translate into clinical practice. Based in one of the largest healthcare regions in the UK, with a diverse population of over 5 million, your opportunities for contact with a wide range of patients and a variety of health conditions are exceptional. You’ll learn alongside other health professions for the most comprehensive, real life, learning experience and have the unique opportunity to see a vast range of illness, learning from a diverse population of over five million people. Birmingham is also home to some of the UK's leading hospitals, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital right next door.
For full details of our module structure, please visit our website.
How to apply
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!
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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||Typical offer: AAA. Candidates should have predicted AAB including Biology/Human Biology and Chemistry. General Studies: Not accepted. Critical Thinking is also not accepted. Other non-standard subjects may not be accepted. Please contact us for advice.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||Higher level: 6,6,6 from Chemistry and Biology and one other approved subject (in any order) Subsidiary level: The subjects must include English and Mathematics if not offered at the higher level (Maths Studies is acceptable). Minimum of 32 points must be attained You must provide results either from the Middle Years' Programme or an acceptable GCSE-equivalent qualification. MYP results will be scored according to the following equivalencies to GCSEs: 7 = A*; 6 = A; 5 = B. A minimum of 5 must have been achieved in Science, English and Mathematics|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
Applicants need to complete The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT).
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|