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Study Medicine in UK

Like in US, studying medicine in UK is one of the best options in the word and very competitive, but medical schools in UK accept international students with high grades and well-motivated. To study medicine in UK, most international students must first follow foundation courses of one yea. 

Studying medicine in UK is organized by many schools as 6 year program for medicine and 5 year program for dentistry and pharmacy. Graduate entry medicine programs are available for graduate students dreaming to become Doctors.

Study Medicine in UK: UK or United Kingdom is the short appellation of Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  UK is a political union made of up of four countries, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. England, Scotland and Wales share the island of Great Britain lying just off the northwest coast of continental Europe. The fourth country, Northern Ireland, is a portion of another island, which is split between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, an independent country, in the south. Medical student can choose to study medicine in one whole UK.


Study medicine in UK: application

If your grades are of the very highest standard, and if you can prove that you have set your heart on studying and working in this field, then apply to read Medicine in the UK. The required academic standard for undergraduate program of medicine in UK is 3 As at A-level or an IB of 38 or equivalent, good personal statement and interview. A strong first degree and a successful career record are required for graduate Medicine.

Work experience of one day a week in a hospital, care home, hospice or other caring environment, good understanding of the National Health Service and how it works is also crucial for international applicants are very appreciate by UK medical universities.


Study medicine in UK: Qualifications requirements

Undergraduate medicine study:

  • English language: You need an IELTS of 7.0.
  • A-level: at least AAA: Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Maths.
  • International Baccalaureate: at least 38.

Graduate medicine study

  • Students who have an impressive first degree can apply for a graduate/accelerated four-year graduate Medicine course even if they have no science background and have been out of education for some time.
  • In many cases students read Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences at undergraduate level and go on to postgraduate Medicine, and that is a recognised – and well-respected – career path for strong students who narrowly missed getting onto undergraduate Medicine. Others – whether science or humanities graduates, spend some years working in a non-medical field post-university before applying for graduate Medicine study, with success in their career and impressive volunteer experience in healthcare.
     

Medical Foundation course

Medical Foundation Courses are organized prior to an undergraduate medical degree and aims to better prepare applicants for undergraduate medical education. Some medical foundation courses are a route for learners with a good academic record in non-science subjects, while others are designed to widen access to the medical profession.

Foundation courses are for candidates who have completed at least twelve years of schooling with high grades but lack the science background and English language skills necessary for undergraduate Medicine.

Foundation courses programs in UK are one-year courses, and students who pass successful exams with at least 75% and can get into the 6-year Medicine (BSc/MBBS) degree. Students with at least 65% can progress onto their 3-year Biomedical Science (International) (BSc Hons) degree. Those students with very good results into Bachelor of Biomedical science can apply for 4 years accelerated medical study (MBBS).


British medical Universities with Medical Foundation Courses:

  • Bradford (University of), School of Life Sciences (in partnership with Leeds (University of), School of Medicine): Foundation in Clinical Sciences/Medicine;
  • Bristol (University of), Faculty of Medicine: Pre-Medical program;
  • Cardiff University, School of Medicine: Medicine with a Preliminary Year;
  • Dundee (University of), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing: Premedical Year for Non-science background, Widening Access Premedical Option;
  • Durham (University of), Queens Campus, Stockton, Phase 1 Medicine: Durham Foundation Program;
  • The Gateway to Medicine Program;
  • Keele University: Health Foundation Year for Medicine;
  • King's College London, University of London: Extended Medical Degree Programme;
  • Liverpool (University of), Faculty of Health and Life Sciences: Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Year 0) Program;
  • Manchester (University of), Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences: Medicine (6 years including foundation year);
  • Norwich Medical School (UEA): Medicine with a Foundation Year;
  • Nottingham (University of), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences: Medicine with a Foundation Year MBBS;
  • Sheffield (The University of), School of Medicine: Medicine with a Foundation Year;
  • Southampton (University of), School of Medicine: BM Medicine & BMedSc (BM6, widening access);

*Please note for all applications, apart from Liverpool’s Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Year 0) Program, you will need to apply through UCAS.

 

Graduate entry medicine uk

Graduate entry medicine (GEM) in UK is more competitive than other routes into medicine. It is a 4 year medical course, designed for students with an impressive first degree (even if they have no science background), who realize later in life that they wish to become doctors and those who missed the grades for undergraduate entry. The graduate program leads to the same qualification as the standard medical course (degree in Medicine)but often learn in a different way.

In many cases students applying for graduate entry medicine read Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences at undergraduate level and go on to postgraduate Medicine, and that is a recognised – and well-respected – career path for strong students who narrowly missed getting onto undergraduate Medicine. Others – whether science or humanities graduates - spend some years working in a non-medical field post-university before applying for graduate entry Medicine, but only having succeeded in their career and having an impressive healthcare volunteering experience.


Study medicine in UK: application deadline

Deadline to apply to Study medicine in UK is in general 15 October of one year before staring studies for the receipt at UCAS of applications for all Medicine courses. This deadline is for all applicants – home, EU and international.



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