Keele University

Medicine Keele University Degree level: Undergraduate

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At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.

By the end of this course you will have transformed your skills and knowledge to equip you to practise in the evolving healthcare environment. You’ll gain a deep
understanding of the scientific foundations of medicine, enabling you to develop high levels of clinical expertise.

The course is designed to ensure you meet the necessary standards in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes that new doctors need, as identified by the General Medical Council in ‘Outcomes for Graduates’. At Keele, we put an emphasis on feedback to help you improve your knowledge, understanding and performance of medical practice. The modern, highly-integrated medical curriculum combines a range of learning strategies, including contemporary science, early clinical experience, integrated communication and clinical skills teaching, practical sessions, including dissection, problem-based-learning
(PBL), lectures and seminars. You will gain experience through clinical placements in primary and secondary care settings and in the community sector.
Inter-professional learning and student interests are fostered throughout this programme.

You’ll get the opportunity for intercalation to pursue an additional qualification in a medicine-related subject that interests you in further depth. You could study at Bachelor’s level after second year or Master’s level after fourth year. You can focus on scholarship and research, publish scientific papers and present at conferences.

Completion of the MBChB course, a primary medical qualification (PMQ), entitles you to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC), subject to Fitness to Practise considerations. Provisionally registered doctors can only practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts, obtained through the national application process during the final year of the course. Normally, all suitably qualified UK graduates secure a place but this cannot be guaranteed.
Successful completion of the programme is normally achieved within 12 months and awards a Certificate of Experience. You can then apply for full registration with the General Medical Council. You need this and a licence to practise unsupervised medical practice in the UK for both NHS and private practice.

Overseas Medical students studying in the UK who do not have right of residence must check how the latest visa requirements affects their postgraduate training period.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 October

*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 A100
Institution code K12
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA To include Chemistry or Biology and a second science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths/Statistics/Further Maths) plus a third academic subject. To exclude General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship. A level Maths/Further Maths/Statistics are not accepted in combination. Any science A-level (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) completed since 2017 must include a pass in the practical endorsement: without this endorsement the qualification will be judged to have been failed, regardless of the headline grade.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
Only the following Access to Medicine courses are considered: College of West Anglia, Stafford College, Dudley College, Sussex Downs College, Manchester College.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 We require a minimum of five GCSE subjects at grade A (or 7), not including short-course GCSEs. Mathematics, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics must be passed at a minimum of grade B (or 6). GCSE Science/Core Science (including AQA Science A or Science B) plus Additional Science is acceptable as an alternative to Biology, Chemistry and Physics. If Further Additional Science has been taken, this must also be passed at grade B (or 6). IGCSE double-award Science is also acceptable. Applied Science is not an acceptable GCSE.

Applicants who have studied in Scotland must have passed a broad range of subjects with a minimum of 5 subjects at Standard or National 5 grade A/1. English Language and Mathematics must be passed with a minimum of grade B/2. Any science subject not being offered at Higher or Advanced Higher level must also have been passed at Standard/National 5 Level B/2.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points To include 666 at Higher Level and 665 at Standard Level. Higher Level subjects should include Chemistry or Biology, plus one from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths and a third rigorous subject. Any science not taken at the Higher Level must be offered at Standard Level grade 5 or GCSE grade B (or equivalent). Points awarded for the Extended Essay or Theory of Knowledge are not taken into account but these components must have been completed.
Scottish Advanced Higher AB Advanced Higher a minimum of AB from two subjects (both sciences) sat in S6 - any additional subject sat at Higher level in S6 must be achieved at grade B or higher.
In addition at Higher applicants should have a minimum of AAAAB, including Chemistry/Biology plus a second science both at A, to be achieved by the end of S5 (i.e. before applying).
Any science subject not being offered at Higher or Advanced Higher level must have been passed at Standard/National 5 grade B/2.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.keele.ac.uk/medicine/mbchb5years/entryrouteshowtoapply/

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

This test is required if you are an overseas applicant. Applicants who fulfill the entry requirements will be ranked on BMAT for interview.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

This test is required if you are a UK/EU applicant. We exclude candidates who are in the bottom 20% nationally or with an SJT score in Band 4.

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced plus Barring Lists) will be required for successful candidates.

Health checks

A satisfactory health check will be required for successful candidates.

Interview

Our selection process requires candidates to be interviewed before any offer can be made. Approximately 600-650 applicants will be invited to attend for an interview at Keele University.
Our interviews take the form of multiple mini-interviews (MMIs) where candidates undertake a series of short interview stations.

Other

All UK/EU candidates will be required to complete a Roles and Responsibilities Form detailing their work experience as part of a selection process.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Keele University
Keele
ST5 5BG


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01782 733632