Medicine (6 years including foundation year) at University of Manchester - UCAS

Course summary

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 the 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. See the Careers tab for more details. Possible changes to course content Although the information on this course page is currently correct, the MBChB is under review. This means that there may be changes to the structure of the course across any or all years, and/or to the relevant assessments and regulations. Offer holders will be notified of any changes before the course begins, but as medicine is an evolving subject area, the course may also change after you begin your studies. Because of this, we update the programme handbooks for each year of study annually, and we notify students of the following year's content in advance.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Institutions Own Test Non-Academic Information Form. For entry in 2019, every applicant for A104 and A106 must complete an online information form with respect to non-academic activities. The information required will include details of work experience roles undertaken, main hobbies, interests and/or extracurricular activities, team working and motivation to pursue a career in dentistry. Access to this form will be provided by email once we have received your UCAS form.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

All applicants for the MBChB programmes (A104 and A106) will be required to sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). See the UKCAT website for more details and exemptions.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7A minimum average score of 6.5 and with not less than 6.5 in any one component taken at the same sitting.
PTE Academic73An overall score of 65 with no less than 65 in each of the communicative skills domains taken at the same sitting.

In most cases, we expect applicants to satisfy our English Language requirement by offering English language at GCSE grade B (6) or above (or a score of 5 in the International Baccalaureate diploma). Applicants from outside the UK (including non-native speakers) need to meet specific English language requirements to study at Manchester. We accept: - IGCSE English first language at grade B or second language at Grade A; - International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): A minimum average score of 6.5 and with not less than 6.5 in any one component taken at the same sitting; - Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: An overall score of 65 with no less than 65 in each of the communicative skills domains taken at the same sitting; - Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): An overall score of 185 with no less than 185 in each of the scoring domains taken at the same sitting; - a score of 5 at Standard or Higher level as part of the International Baccalaureate diploma. You must declare your English qualification (including those which are pending) on the UCAS form. Please contact us prior to application if you are unsure how to satisfy these language requirements. Graduates: Graduates who have completed a degree conducted entirely in English at a UK institution may be exempt from the English language requirements. Please contact us if you are unsure. At interview, if we have any concerns about your English language capability regardless of your origin, country of upbringing or existing qualifications, we may require you to take an additional English language test as a condition of any offer we make to you.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

No specific academic scholarships are available for this course.

Medicine (6 years including foundation year) at University of Manchester - UCAS