London Metropolitan University

Medical Sciences (two-year accelerated degree) London Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

Course details

Modules

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.

Assessment method

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

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B368
Institution code L68
Campus name Holloway
Campus code O

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,700 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2020–21 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/undergraduate-tuition-fees/ Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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London Metropolitan University
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166-220 Holloway Road
City of London
N7 8DB


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