Medical Physiology and Therapeutics at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Biomedical sciences play a vital role in everyone's lives. They help us understand how our bodies work, what can go wrong with our bodies, and how we fix them. Our BSc Medical Physiology and Therapeutics degree, based in Derby, is a chance to learn about the body from its molecular level all the way through to the full complexity of the body as a whole. Located at the University of Nottingham’s School of Medicine at the Royal Derby Hospital, you’ll study at our purpose-built medical school which is also the base for Graduate Entry Medicine and Foundation year to Medicine students. From year one, we’ll teach you the basic medical sciences, from physiology, pharmacology, pathology, anatomy - through to immunology and microbiology. You’ll also gain relevant practical skills. In year two, study emphasis progresses towards disease states, diagnostics, therapeutics and patient management - whilst psychosocial topics are integrated to provide a more holistic view of health and illness. Year three studies forge a research emphasis, and the year culminates with an independent research project. We understand you’ll have different study interests so during year two and three you can personalize your studies with a variety of specialised optional modules. You will benefit from our friendly team of clinicians, academics and researchers who are based at the Royal Derby Hospital and you’ll become equipped in core scientific and academic skills beneficial for your future career aspirations. We will give you the tools you need to succeed in your future career.


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. This module will fully immerse you in the research environment providing you with direct experience of contemporary research in the biomedical and clinical sciences. This enables the development of the practical and organisational skills needed for a career in scientific or clinical research. You will undertake a project that reflects the research activities of the School of Medicine by designing, planning and carrying out a research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor. The form of the research project will vary and can include laboratory-based work and/or clinical, patient-based studies. Optional modules are also available.

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.

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Medical Physiology and Therapeutics at University of Nottingham - UCAS