Medical Physiology and Therapeutics at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Biomedical sciences play an important role in everyone's lives. They help us understand how our bodies work, what can go wrong, and how we can fix problems when they arise. Our Medical Physiology and Therapeutics BSc degree, based in Derby, is a chance to learn about the body from its molecular level all the way through to it's full complexity as a whole. 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. At Nottingham, we teach you the medical sciences, with a focus on physiology, pharmacology, pathology, anatomy, histology, immunology, microbiology and psychosocial topics, through the human biosciences. You'll also have the option to tailor the course to your needs and interests as you go, through a variety of specialised optional modules. 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 distressed states and gaining an advanced understanding of human anatomy. You'll gain an introductory understanding of the fundamental concepts in physiology and biochemistry. 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, cancer biology and neuroscience, while also expanding your knowledge through a choice of optional modules. The main focus of your final year is your 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.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed by a variety of methods including: coursework, exams, lab reports and case studies.

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)

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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.

Additional fee information

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Medical Physiology and Therapeutics at University of Nottingham - UCAS