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Why study this course
The Medical Sciences course enables you to gain a full BSc university degree in just two years, which means you'll be a whole year ahead of your peers, an advantage that will kick-start your career in medicine.
More about this course
This course not only offers the chance to graduate a year ahead of your peers, for those interested in other medical science related careers, it creates opportunities to enter the professional job market early.
You could work in areas as diverse as the medical and allied research institutes, health agency laboratories, bioanalytical medical genetics and forensic units, the pharmaceutical industry and health and safety.
You'll graduate with a deep understanding of health and disease, as well as technical and transferable skills in a range of specialist areas.
A typical week involves a minimum 15 hours contact time with academic staff in a variety of forms, including: lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops or practicals. Practicals and projects are conducted in the state-or-the art Science Centre, said to be the largest teaching laboratory in Europe.
You'll be assessed through a variety of methods, including problem solving exercises, in-class tests, data analysis, practical reports, case studies, extended essays, examinations, research project interim reports, oral examination and dissertation. Practical skills are assessed through coursework assignments, including those in the project module. Data handling skills are assessed by practical reports, problem solving exercises, oral presentations and examinations.
The formal title of the course is Medical Sciences BSc (Hons). This is what will be shown on the certificate and transcript.
The first year includes modules covering anatomy and physiology, cell biology and biochemistry to give students a good background in the essential aspects of biology, as well as blood science and infection science. In the second year students take a range of modules including Advanced Blood Science, Parasitology and Advanced Tissue Science and specialist modules such as Systems Pathology, Immunology and Virology. You will also undertake a directed final year research project over the summer period.
You will be assessed through a variety of methods including problem solving exercises, in-class test, data analysis, practical reports, case studies, extended essays, examinations, research project interim report, oral examination and dissertation. Practical skills are assessed through coursework assignments, including those in the project module. Data handling skills are summatively assessed by practical reports, problem solving exercises, oral presentations and examinations. Assessments include group activities in classes, mini-tests and project workshops. You will also undertake Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) training during the summer of the first year.
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!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent). Successful applicants normally achieve the following: at least 120 points from at least three A levels, including a minimum B grade in Biology and Chemistry. IELTS (or equivalent) of 7.0 in all components would also be required for students for whom English is an additional language.|
|A level||BBB||A minimum of grades BBB in A levels with B in Biology and B in Chemistry (or 120 UCAS points from an Access to Medicine Diploma Course) English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above|
If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry to either the 3-year BSc Biomedical Science degree or the Biomedical Sciences Extended Degree.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|