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Course summary

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5And at least 6.0 in any element
TOEFL (iBT)87A minimum of 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements is required.
Cambridge English Advanced184 with no element below 169 is required
Cambridge English Proficiency184 with no element below 169 is required

GCSE English language grade 4 (C)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27200* Year 1
EU £27200* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Medical Physiology and Therapeutics at University of Nottingham - UCAS