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    Do the NHS pay for medicine uni fees?


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    For undergraduate medicine you pay for the first 4 years. Final year is paid for by the NHS. You can get a loan for the first 4 years from student finance.

    Graduate medicine is slightly more complicated. You pay £3500 towards year 1 and the you take out a loan/pay for the rest. Years 2-4 the NHS pays the £3500 and you again take out a loan/pay for the rest.

    Hope that helps!
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    (Original post by Mightybadger16)
    For undergraduate medicine you pay for the first 4 years. Final year is paid for by the NHS. You can get a loan for the first 4 years from student finance.

    Graduate medicine is slightly more complicated. You pay £3500 towards year 1 and the you take out a loan/pay for the rest. Years 2-4 the NHS pays the £3500 and you again take out a loan/pay for the rest.

    Hope that helps!
    Thanks it did!


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    Lol no.

    Medicine is in fact the most expensive course that exists and at some med schools people without spare money will struggle a lot. This is because the intensity of the course, particularly in the clinical years, prevents a part-time job, and because some med schools expect you to commute daily to placements, often to remote locations, necessitating a car or very roundabout and expensive public transport.
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    Lol no.

    Medicine is in fact the most expensive course that exists and at some med schools people without spare money will struggle a lot. This is because the intensity of the course, particularly in the clinical years, prevents a part-time job, and because some med schools expect you to commute daily to placements, often to remote locations, necessitating a car or very roundabout and expensive public transport.



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    That was a hugely negative response I have to say. Not necessarily untrue, but it focused on the negatives. Medicine in terms of fees as you asked, is no more per year than any other course. It just lasts for an extra year (NHS pay final year fees) and you can get student finance for that.

    Firstly we do not know your situation, you could be entitled to more loan or bursary or you could have generous parents or some savings. It is not impossible to survive medical school without pocket loads of cash as some people on this forum seem to say.
    Also the placement commute may not be a massive problem depending on your uni. At my uni they organise minibuses/buses for students to go on placement daily. Also if you are in a city with a good infrastructure then its less of a problem.
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    (Original post by Cluster1)
    Other med schools are fine and will give you free accommodation/transport, though. I was shocked when i found out it wasn't the case everywhere.

    If you end up at a med school where you are expected to fund you own commutes, just make sure you plan financially and save as much money as possible. That may mean living more frugally than other people, but if that's what's needed then that's what's needed.
 
 
 
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