STUDY MEDICINE IN UK I MBBS IN UK I MBchB IN UK I BMBch IN UK

Medicine MBBS/ MBChB course educates, trains and prepares students for practice in the healthcare systems of today and the future. Duration 5 years to 6 years Medicine Program in UK.

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, or in Latin: Medicinae Baccalaureus, Baccalaureus Chirurgiae (abbreviated in many ways, e.g. MBBS, MB ChB, MB BCh, MB BChir (Cantab), BM BCh (Oxon), BMBS), are the two first professional degrees in medicine and surgery awarded upon graduation from medical school by universities in countries that follow the tradition of the United Kingdom.

The Best Medicine Universities in the UK below:

MBChB / BM Bch Medicine / Entry requirements

A-level

Standard A-level offer is AAA including:

  • Chemistry or Biology/Human Biology; and
  • One of the following subjects from Chemistry; Biology/Human Biology; Physics; Mathematics or Further Mathematics;

A combination of three sciences is equally acceptable at A-level. However, our offer will not include combinations of very similar subjects, for example, Biology and Human Biology or Maths and Further Maths together. Where the science offered includes a practical element that must also be passed.

Applicants are welcome with Critical Thinking, Citizenship, EPQ, Key Skills and General Studies qualifications but these will not normally form part of the offer.

Achieved A-level grades

If you are applying with known A-level grades that meet the above requirements, you may be considered even if your GCSE grades do not reach the required standard. However, you must have a minimum of grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics. Dual Award Science must be offered at minimum BB or the sciences at minimum grade C at GCSE or AS.

AS-level  

No specific requirements at AS-level. However,  normally expect students to demonstrate a commitment towards achieving a broad and balanced education. Most applicants will therefore be studying beyond the ‘bare minimum’ in order to make the most competitive application possible.

This may be evidenced on your application in a number of ways, for example:

  • studying four A-level subjects;
  • studying for an additional AS level or BTEC qualification in addition to your three main subjects;
  • taking General Studies, Key Skills or the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) in addition to your three main subjects.

We are aware that you may not be able to take the above qualifications at school or college and therefore we allow applicants to provide evidence of participating in other activities aimed at increasing social responsibility, for example, National Citizen Service (NCS) or the Duke of Edinburgh award in lieu of a formal qualification.

Duration of A-level study

A level exams should be taken at the same sitting, after no more than two years of study.

If you have studied an advanced curriculum, where the examinations are spread over three years, consideration for an offer will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor. We may also require further information, in order to make an informed judgment on your application.

Subjects welcomed but not normally included as part of the standard offer

Although we warmly welcome applicants with Critical Thinking, Citizenship, EPQ, Key Skills or General Studies qualifications, these will not form part of the formal AAA offer.

Unit grade information

A-level unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions.

GCSE

We require at least five GCSEs at grade A or A*.

English Language, Mathematics and at least two science subjects are required at GCSE minimum grade B. If Dual Award Science or Core and Additional Science are offered, the minimum required is BB.

If you are resitting any GCSE subjects, you must explain the circumstances that prompted this.

We do not currently accept short courses; however, Level 2 BTEC qualifications are acceptable (at distinction grade or above) in lieu of one GCSE.

Due to the phased introduction of GCSE reform in England, we will accept a mixture of GCSE grading scales. We can confirm our position in terms of equivalencies:

  • A* = 8
  • A = 7
  • B = 6
  • C = 4

International Baccalaureate

37 points are required overall to include core points with at least 766 at Higher level. If Maths and English Language are not offered as part of the Diploma, they should be offered at GCSE or IGCSE at grade B or above.

Major subjects must include Chemistry or Biology, plus another science (one from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics) and one further rigorous academic subject at Higher Level.

English language

In most cases, we expect applicants to satisfy our English Language requirement by offering English language at GCSE grade B or above (or a score of 5 in the International Baccalaureate diploma).

Applicants from outside the UK (including non-native speakers) need to meet specific English language requirements to study at Manchester. For Medicine, we accept:

  • IGCSE English at grade B;
  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): A minimum average score of 7.0 and with not less than 7.0 in any one component taken at the same sitting;
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: An overall score of 73 with no less than 73 in each of the communicative skills domains taken at the same sitting;
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): An overall score of 185 with no less than 185 in each of the scoring domains taken at the same sitting;
  • a score of 5 at Standard or Higher level as part of the International Baccalaureate diploma.

Please note that some scores only remain valid for two years. If you apply using a certificate gained over two years ago, at the point that you start your course, you will need to retake the test.

If you hold English as a second language qualification, we will also require you to offer one of the Secure English Language Tests listed above.

Please contact us prior to application if you are unsure how to satisfy these language requirements.

Graduates: Graduates who have completed a degree conducted entirely in English at a UK institution may be exempt from the English language requirements. Please contact us if you are unsure.

At interview, if we have any concerns about your English language capability regardless of your origin, country of upbringing or existing qualifications, we may require you to take an additional English language test as a condition of any offer we make to you.

UK Clinical Aptitude Test

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is part of the selection process of some UK medical and dental schools. It is an online test designed to test cognitive abilities, attitudes, critical thinking, and logical reasoning. There are four reasoning tests and a situational judgement test.

– Verbal Reasoning. Assesses ability to think logically about written information and arrive at a reasoned conclusion: 21 minutes, with 11 passages to read and 44 questions.

– Quantitative reasoning. Assesses ability to solve numerical problems: 24 minutes, 9 tables, charts, graphs etc. as information and 36 questions.

– Abstract reasoning. Assesses ability to infer relationships from information by convergent and divergent thinking: 13 minutes and 55 questions.

– Decision Analysis. Assesses ability to deal with various forms of information to infer relationships, make informed judgements, and decide on an appropriate response: 32 minutes, 1 scenario full of information and 28 questions (basic calculator provided)

– Situational Judgement. Measures your responses in situations, and your grasp of medical ethics: 27 minutes and 67 questions on 20 scenarios.

The test is taken at your local test centre, with each subtest in a multiple choice format. Past papers are not available but there are specimen questions on the UKCAT website. The UKCAT must be taken by applicants at the following universities:

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Aston University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Dundee
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • Hull York Medical School
  • Keele University
  • King’s College London
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Nottingham
  • Plymouth University
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of St Andrews
  • St George’s, University of London
  • University of Warwick

UK Medical School Fees

How much does it cost to study medicine in the UK?

For international and EU students, the average cost of a medicine degree can be as high as £38,000 per year, depending on the quality of the institution.

At the University of Leicester Medical School for example, UK and EU students pay the standard £9,000 per year, including the iBSc, but if you live in a non-EU country, the tuition fee for the Medical Degree (MBChB) is £17,270 per year for the first two years, then £35,170 for each of years 3, 4 and 5.

If you wish to study at a medical school in the UK, you need to be fully aware of all the costs that are involved and budget accordingly. Alongside costs associated with the course including tuition fees, textbooks and equipment, you will also need to factor in living expenses such as accommodation, food and travel.

UK MBBS (MEDICINE) FEE STRUCTURE

S.N. University Name Tuition fee Duration Approx. Living Cost
1 University of Aberdeen 39000£/Year 5 Years 7000-9000£/Year
2 University of Birmingham 1st & 2nd –  21,330£/Year 3rd to 5th –  36,840£/Year 5 Years 9000-12000£/Year
3 University of Bristol 31,800£/Year 5 Years 9,000-14000£/Year
4 University of Manchester 22,000£/Year 5 Years 10000-14000£/Year
5 University of Dundee 32,000£/Year 5 Years 10000£/Year
6 University of Glasgow 42,000£/Year 5 Years 9000-14000£/Year
7 University of London 1st & 2nd –  22,620£/Year 3rd to 5th –  33,650£/Year 5 Years 9000-14000£/Year
8 University college London 1st & 2nd –  22,620£/Year 3rd to 5th –  33,650£/Year 5 Years 10000-15000£/Year

Financial support for medical students

All UK medical schools offer a variety of scholarships and bursaries for students who may need financial support during their studies.

If you are accepted onto an approved course, you may also be eligible to receive financial support from the NHS, the UK’s health service. Financial support can be in the form of:

  • Tuition fee loan
  • University scholarships and bursaries
  • NHS bursary
  • Maintenance loan (living costs)
  • Private scholarships and bursaries
  • Professional studies loan

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