Medicine and Surgery Newcastle University


Our MB BS degree uses an integrated teaching approach. The degree is delivered in two Phases: Phase 1 (Stages 1 and 2) involves the study of key subject areas such as cardiovascular, respiratory and renal medicine;
Phase 2 (Stages 3 to 5) involves significant clinical experience through placements in the region and further development of your specialist knowledge, such as clinical pharmocology. You will receive clinically focused teaching from our highly trained staff to develop your core medical knowledge, and will develop your clinical competence from the very start of your degree, through a varied menu of early clinical experience, contact with patients and visits to GPs and hospitals and skills development in our dedicated Clinical Skills Laboratory.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB BS

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site (Newcastle)

  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    5 years

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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 N21
Campus name Main Site (Newcastle)
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 AAA Including Chemistry and/or Biology at A level and excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. If only one of Biology and/or Chemistry is offered at A or AS level, the other should be offered at GCSE grade A or 7 (or Dual Award Science grade A or 7).

Once the academic criteria have been met, academic achievement is not considered further in subsequent parts of the application process e.g. additional A levels or A* results or additional GCSE results are not considered.

We would normally expect all applicants to have achieved their A levels on their first attempt. Those who wish resits to be considered must provide information on the extenuating circumstances they wish to be considered. Supporting evidence must be provided from your school or GP. A higher grade may be required from the repeated subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 45 credits For applicants offering an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Medicine), Distinctions to be achieved in the graded credit modules. The further 15 ungraded credits can be a combination of level 2 and 3. Please contact us for further details about the courses accepted.
Scottish Higher AAAAA Including Chemistry and/or Biology. If only one of Chemistry or Biology is offered at Higher level then the other should be offered at National 5, minimum grade A (or grade 1 Standard grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent).

Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 Subjects should include Chemistry and/or Biology. If only one of Biology and/or Chemistry is offered, the other should be offered at GCSE grade A or 7 (or Dual Award Science grade A or 7).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points Including grade 5 in all subjects with Higher Level grade 6 in Chemistry or Biology. Combinations including two Sciences, Mathematics and English or English Language are desirable.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H2, H2, H2 Including Chemistry and Biology. Physics and English required at Ordinary Level, if not offered at Higher Level.

Admissions Overview
•You may apply for Year 1 entry Newcastle University
•Newcastle University is committed to broadening access to medical education and training and conforms to a fair access admissions policy, which is reviewed annually. Applications are therefore welcomed from candidates with a diverse range of backgrounds and qualifications
•All applicants will be expected to show evidence of sustained academic endeavour within the last 3 years prior to the start of the programme
•Whilst we do not impose an upper or lower age limit, applicants will be expected to have an insight into a career in medicine.

Graduate applicants to A100: Applicants must have achieved, or expect to achieve, an honours degree in any discipline to at least an upper second class or first class Honours or Integrated Master's degree.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)

All applicants applying to study the 5 year A100 programme or the 4 year A101 Medicine programme at Newcastle University will be required to take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT).

The UKCAT threshold may differ in each admissions cycle as it is dependent on the scores achieved by those applicants who apply to our Medical School in the current cycle. Therefore information on what the threshold is, is not available to prospective students. Please see the School of Medical Education web page for more information

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

All medical schools are required to ensure that their students, who will have a high level of unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults, undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check to ensure students are 'fit to practise'. The Medical School reserves the right to discontinue your studies on receipt of an unsatisfactory disclosure.

The University is aware that the Independent Safeguarding Authority requirement has been halted and is presently under review by the government. This position may change at any time, so please see the Disclosure and Barring Service for updates.

Health checks

All students are required to comply with the Department of Health’s guidance on health clearance for healthcare workers. Early clinical contact at Newcastle means that students will be asked to provide proof of their immunisation status on entry.

Please note: Immunity against the following is required:
•Varicella (Chicken Pox)

Newcastle University follows the Medical Schools Council protocol on blood-borne viruses. During the course students will be requested to be tested for Hepatitis B; Hepatitis C and HIV. All aspects of a student’s medical record will be bound by the same duty of confidentiality as for any doctor-patient interaction and informed by the same ethical guidance.

The status of any individual in respect of blood-borne viruses will not be a factor in the admissions selection process and will not prevent them completing medical training.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £33,600 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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