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Medicine, MBChB

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Medicine programme from University of Glasgow generates and sustains excellence in education and research in a friendly, supportive and stimulating academic environment. Our medical graduates are highly regarded for the breadth of their undergraduate experience and ability.
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Overview

By taking the Medicine programme from University of Glasgow you will gain experience in clinical environments throughout the West of Scotland, including the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, which boasts a purpose-built learning and teaching facility, teaching laboratories and a state-of-the-art clinical skills suite. Medicine at Glasgow is ranked 2nd in the UK.

Our innovative and forward-thinking curriculum is delivered through a range of teaching styles which include small-group teaching, problem-based learning, lectures, Vocational and Clinical Studies, labs and e-learning. You will gain experience of a clinical environment from year 1. The MBChB follows a "spiral curriculum" where subject material is revisited at different stages of the curriculum with increasing depth and clinical focus.

You will undertake two periods of elective study, and can select from over 20 intercalated degree options, allowing flexibility to study areas of personal interest in more depth. Our award-winning Wolfson Medical School Building offers you 24-hour access to library facilities, and a first-class clinical skills suite.

We have strong links with the Postgraduate Deanery, ensuring a smooth transition from undergraduate study to postgraduate training, and produce highly trained, competent graduates who are equipped for the Foundation Training programme, for higher training, and the challenges of medicine in the 21st century.

Career

Medical career options range from hospital-based specialties such as surgery, to community-based specialties such as general practice. Medicine opens the doors to many career opportunities, including clinical research. Following your final examinations, there is a nine-week period of study in preparation for work experience in which you will shadow a Foundation Year 1 doctor. Almost all of our graduates start their careers as doctors with the NHS in hospitals around Scotland, although some travel further afield to various parts of England and Northern Ireland.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    600 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • Phase 1 occupies the first half of year 1. It is an overview of basic biomedical sciences, providing you with the knowledge required to engage in the rest of the undergraduate programme. You will undertake sessions in Vocational and Professional Studies, have your first Clinical Skills sessions and undertake a clinical visit to an A&E ward or General Practice.
  • Phase 2 occupies the second part of year 1 and the whole of year 2. It is a system-by-system programme that covers the anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry (and related biomedical sciences) of the major clinical systems. It also includes sessions of Vocational and Professional Studies, Communication Skills and Clinical Skills.
  • Phase 3 occupies the first half of year 3 and is a system-by-system cycle through clinical systems with the focus on pathophysiology, building on knowledge acquired in Phases 1 & 2.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

A-LEVELS

  • Standard entry requirements: AAA.
  • Minimum entry requirements: Applicants must meet standard Entry Requirements.
  • Additional requirements: A-level Chemistry AND A-level Mathematics or Physics or Biology.
  • General Studies, Critical Thinking and Global Perspectives & Research are not accepted.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 38 Points including three HL subjects at 6,6,6.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: Applicants must meet standard Entry Requirements.
  • Additional requirements: Chemistry HL6 and Biology HL6.
  • Mathematics or Physics at HL is preferred, however, SL6 will also be accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47900 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £46,250 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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