About the Course
The medical undergraduate programme at Manchester produces excellent well rounded scholars, scientists, professionals and practitioners. Graduates of Manchester Medical School meet the core requirements as junior doctors and also, through personalised themes, create a bespoke education suited to their areas of interest.
The MBChB programme at Manchester Medical School is divided into 3 Phases. A wide variety of teaching and learning methods are used but the key approach is the study of clinical cases or problems in small groups. This activity is supported throughout the three Phases of the programme by lectures, practical classes (including anatomy dissection) and clinical experience. Throughout all Phases of the programme science and clinical learning is integrated, so that our graduates are able to apply scientific knowledge and concepts to clinical practice.
Students start the programme in Phase 1, predominantly studying the foundations of the biological, social, behavioural and clinical sciences underpinning medicine. However, within a few weeks of starting their scientific studies students are meeting patients in the community and teaching hospitals in the Manchester region. After two years and successful completion of Phase 1 students move into Phase 2 where there is ongoing clinical science teaching but a significant increase in clinical learning. In Phase 2 the driver is to enable students to acquire clinical competence. Phase 2 lasts for two years and if successfully completed students enter Phase 3 where there is a final consolidation and integration of the previous four years of activity, and students are allowed to take on supervised responsibility for patient care.
Every student follows a personalised theme throughout the undergraduate programme. An example of this is the European studies option. Students can expand on this theme during an intercalated year or choose a new area of interest for their intercalated year.
Intercalated degree option
A wide range of Intercalated degrees are available within the 5-year programme, enabling students to interrupt the MBChB for one year (after either Year 2, 3 or 4) to complete a BSc (Hons) or a Masters degree within a medically-related specialist area. A Masters in Research focuses on medical research, giving students the skills they need to pursue a career in academic medicine. For highly able students there is an additional option to convert to PhD studies for 2 further years following the MRes, in order to graduate with an MB PhD qualification.
MBChB (with European Studies)
In addition to studying on the MBChB, students can apply to enrol on the European Studies option during Year 1. During Years 1 to 4, students will develop their knowledge and enhance their skills in the selected language by attending weekly classes. In Year 5, if an adequate level of proficiency is attained, students undertake a substantial placement at one of our partner universities in Europe. The Medical School has established excellent working relationships with a number of universities across Europe over a number of years and we know that our students receive a high quality formative experience during these placements.
The School's normal A level offer after successful interview would be grades AAA, with exams taken at the same sitting after no more than two years of study. In exceptional circumstances, those applicants who perform exceptionally well at interview but who fail to meet these grades may also be accepted.
Subjects required: Chemistry plus one from Biology or Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics plus one further subject (not Critical Thinking or General Studies; Further Mathematics not accepted alongside Mathematics).
Predicted A2 grades of AAA required.
At least seven subjects are required at grade C or above; at least five must be at A or A*. English Language and Mathematics are required at GCSE minimum grade B. All applicants are expected to adhere to these GCSE requirements. If you are resitting any GCSE subjects, you must explain the extenuating circumstances that prompted this.
Physics and Biology are required either at AS or at GCSE at minimum grade C. (Chemistry is essential at A2). If Dual Award Science or Core and Additional Science are offered, the minimum required is BB. In Grade A requirements, the School do not currently accept Applied ICT, Applied Business or short courses.
Major subjects must include Chemistry, plus Biology, Physics or Mathematics, plus one further academic subject. Any sciences not offered at Higher Level (HL) must be taken at Standard Level (SL) or at GCSE; or a referee's statement confirming proficiency at intermediate level in one unexamined science subject is accepted.
37 points are required overall to include core points with at least 766 at HL including Chemistry and minimum 555 at SL. 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.
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