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Entry onto the Clinical Sciences course, either directly or via our foundation year, allows students a unique and exciting opportunity to study science and health. The course has a clinical focus and a strong emphasis on anatomy, physiology and employability skills. The course is informed by research, clinical expertise, and multiprofessional teaching. With an integrated knowledge and understanding of science and health-related issues, you will be in an excellent position to pursue a variety of careers within the health sector or pharmaceutical industries. Clinical Sciences graduates have progressed to postgraduate study, leading to careers in medicine, the healthcare sciences and other healthcare roles such as: *Physician Associate *Dentist *Healthcare Manager It also gives you the transferable skills you need to launch a career in areas such as teaching or research. Our focus is to widen participation in medical and healthcare education from students from underrepresented groups. The course provides an opportunity for eligible widening participation students to enter Year 1 of the MBChB programme at Sheffield Medical School.
Foundation Year: Biology for Clinical Sciences (core), Chemistry for Clinical Sciences (core), Health and Society (core), Laboratory and Study Skills for Clinical Sciences/Medicine (core), Personal and Professional Development (Foundation) (core), Special Studies (Foundation) (core)
The learning, teaching and assessment strategies recognise the wide diversity of educational backgrounds with which students may enter the programme and the different exit points of students and graduates. Consequently, a variety of teaching and learning opportunities and assessment methods are used to reflect the differences in learning styles between students and to address the various learning outcomes for the programme. You are expected to demonstrate greater autonomy in your learning as you progress through the programme. Formative assessments are embedded throughout the programme to monitor your progress . Your knowledge and understanding and discipline skills are developed through lectures, practicals, groupwork, seminars, tutorials and computer-assisted and self-directed learning. Case studies, groupwork, individual assignments, verbal presentations, problem-based learning and a reflective portfolio will be used to develop your personal transferable skills in self-directed learning and reflective practice in preparation for lifelong learning.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||104 points||104 UCAS Tariff points to include at least 2 A Levels (or equivalent) in any subject at grade C, and a pass in any Science practicals. No more than 12 points from Key Skills or any other scheme can count towards the total points. Plus GCSE English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry or Dual Award Science at grade C or 4 (GCSE equivalents are not accepted).|
|A level||BCC||Minimum of 2 A Levels in any subject at grade C and a pass in any Science practicals.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||As UCAS Tariff.|
|Scottish Higher||104 UCAS Tariff points to include 2 Advanced Highers in any subject at grade D plus Ordinary English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology at grade C.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||See Scottish Higher requirements.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||104 UCAS tariff points to include 3 Higher Level subjects at grade 5. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B. (Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||104 UCAS Tariff points to include 2 Higher Level subjects at H2 plus Irish Ordinary English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry with a minimum grade of C3, or Irish Higher English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry with a minimum grade of D2|
Applications will be screened for evidence of your academic potential, motivation and interpersonal skills plus the experiences and qualities necessary for a future healthcare professional. All short-listed candidates will be invited to a selection day. Applicants interested in using Foundation Clinical Sciences to apply to Medicine should contact the University for further information. The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English Language requirements for International and EU applicants: IELTS test with an overall score of 6.5 with no sub-test less than 6.0 (or equivalent). For international applicants who require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study, this needs to be a UKVI approved IELTS test.
Additional entry requirements
Please note, applicants that wish to progress from the Foundation Year to MPharm Pharmacy (B230/B231) at the University of Bradford will require satisfactory Medical and Disclosure and Barring Service checks in order to progress.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|