Medical sciences play an important role in everyone's lives. They help us understand how our bodies work, what can affect the way that it functions, and how we can fix problems when they arise. This wide-reaching course will see you learn about anatomy, histology, molecular and cell biology, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics. You'll learn in purpose-built facilities at our modern Medical School at the Royal Derby Hospital. You'll be part of a small cohort of students, giving you a close relationship with tutors and colleagues. There's an emphasis on hands-on experience, with small-group lab sessions and the opportunity to learn from prosected human cadavers in our anatomy suite. Optional modules allow you to tailor your degree across areas that you are interested in and develop skills for your future career - for example, radiography. You'll also get the chance to visit external organisations like the Cancer Imaging Centre at the University of Oxford. Previous graduates have progressed on to further study in a wide range of areas including medicine and other healthcare professions. Many students have also pursued careers in care settings and in the clinical research and pharmaceutical industries.
You'll begin your studies by taking an in-depth look at the different body systems in healthy and diseased states and gaining an advanced understanding of human anatomy. Fundamental concepts in physiology and biochemistry are introduced while you also study infection, disease and the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. In year two, you'll continue to study nervous systems and diseases but in greater depth. You'll gain an understanding of topics such as reproduction, pharmacology and neuroscience, while also expanding your knowledge through a choice of optional modules. The main focus of your final year is the research project. With guidance from expert academics and experienced scientific researchers, you will design, plan and execute your own lab-based or clinical, patient-based, study. There's also a strong element of developing employability skills - preparing you for a successful career in a range of medical sciences. Optional modules are also available. For the most up-to-date module information and full details, please visit the course page on our website.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applications from graduates are welcome with a lower second-class degree in any discipline, and A level and GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications as above. Foundation science degrees considered on an individual basis. Please contact the University for further information
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||And at least 6.0 in any element|
|TOEFL (iBT)||87||A minimum of 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements is required.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||184 with no element below 169 is required|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||184 with no element below 169 is required|
GCSE English language grade 4 (C)
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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University of Nottingham
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