Medical schools that offer more lectures and less self-directed study

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Just to introduce myself - I am a Y13 student (international). Hope to apply for Medicine for 2022 entry.

I have been researching UCAT unis that offer an integrated curriculum, and would prefer a uni that offers more lectures / tutorials (and less self-directed learning) – please can anyone suggest which UCAT unis might fit the bill? I’ve tried searching on Uni websites but not having much success getting the approximate breakdown between teacher-led and independent study activities
(I did like Sheffield and Leicester course structure, but just can't find the split)

Thank you loads for your help.
Shark.

PS – Really finding this forum informative, much appreciate the info and advice!
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(Original post by sharkcano)
Hello,
Long-time lurker, first time poster.

Just to introduce myself - I am a Y13 student (international). Hope to apply for Medicine for 2022 entry.

I have been researching UCAT unis that offer an integrated curriculum, and would prefer a uni that offers more lectures / tutorials (and less self-directed learning) – please can anyone suggest which UCAT unis might fit the bill? I’ve tried searching on Uni websites but not having much success getting the approximate breakdown between teacher-led and independent study activities
(I did like Sheffield and Leicester course structure, but just can't find the split)

Thank you loads for your help.
Shark.

PS – Really finding this forum informative, much appreciate the info and advice!
I believe any integrated course will be more tailored in that way however I think you’ll struggle to find the exact splits online. You may be able to find example timetables on online open days which may help you or some unis have a possibility to talk to current students so you could ask them or contact admissions directly. Birmingham is supposed to be fairly traditional for an integrated course with quite a few lectures. I applied there along with Sheffield too and I believe they were pretty similar in contact hours. If you like the course structure of Sheffield it might be worth looking at Liverpool too. I also applied to Newcastle as they’re integrated but I can’t remember the time splits sorry.

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I believe any integrated course will be more tailored in that way however I think you’ll struggle to find the exact splits online. You may be able to find example timetables on online open days which may help you or some unis have a possibility to talk to current students so you could ask them or contact admissions directly. Birmingham is supposed to be fairly traditional for an integrated course with quite a few lectures. I applied there along with Sheffield too and I believe they were pretty similar in contact hours. If you like the course structure of Sheffield it might be worth looking at Liverpool too. I also applied to Newcastle as they’re integrated but I can’t remember the time splits sorry.

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I believe any integrated course will be more tailored in that way however I think you’ll struggle to find the exact splits online. You may be able to find example timetables on online open days which may help you or some unis have a possibility to talk to current students so you could ask them or contact admissions directly. Birmingham is supposed to be fairly traditional for an integrated course with quite a few lectures. I applied there along with Sheffield too and I believe they were pretty similar in contact hours. If you like the course structure of Sheffield it might be worth looking at Liverpool too. I also applied to Newcastle as they’re integrated but I can’t remember the time splits sorry.

Hope that helps
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Hello,
Long-time lurker, first time poster.

Just to introduce myself - I am a Y13 student (international). Hope to apply for Medicine for 2022 entry.

I have been researching UCAT unis that offer an integrated curriculum, and would prefer a uni that offers more lectures / tutorials (and less self-directed learning) – please can anyone suggest which UCAT unis might fit the bill? I’ve tried searching on Uni websites but not having much success getting the approximate breakdown between teacher-led and independent study activities
(I did like Sheffield and Leicester course structure, but just can't find the split)

Thank you loads for your help.
Shark.

PS – Really finding this forum informative, much appreciate the info and advice!
Just avoid the PBL heavy ones - Manchester, Glasgow, UEA, HYMS, Plymouth, Exeter, Barts, Keele.

Oxbridge top the traditional list, but I think Edinburgh and Birmingham are quite high up there. Other than that, you will have a mix of lectures, tutorials, clinicals and self-directed learning
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Just avoid the PBL heavy ones - Manchester, Glasgow, UEA, HYMS, Plymouth, Exeter, Barts, Keele.

Oxbridge top the traditional list, but I think Edinburgh and Birmingham are quite high up there. Other than that, you will have a mix of lectures, tutorials, clinicals and self-directed learning
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