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Medical Sciences

Entry requirements


including Biology and at least one other science from Chemistry (preferred), Medical Science, Physics or Maths. General Studies and Key Skills not accepted.

Pass in a relevant Science related subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Language, Maths and Science required, if not demonstrated by the Level 3 qualification.

Pass including Biology and Chemistry (Preferred) at Higher Level.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP-DDM

Biology and Chemistry modules required.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP-DDM

Biology and Chemistry modules required.

Minimum of 5 Scottish Highers - some subject specific grades/Advanced Highers may be required.

T Level qualifications are accepted on a case by case basis.

UCAS Tariff

80-128

Offers are tariff based, 80 - 128 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels (including Biology and at least one other science from Chemistry (preferred), Medical Science, Physics or Maths) WJEC Medical Science Applied Diploma and Applied Certificate BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMP - DDM (Biology and Chemistry modules required) International Baccalaureate Diploma: Including Biology and Chemistry (Preferred) at Higher Level Access: Only Science or Bioscience diplomas provide the necessary pre-requisite knowledge Welsh Baccalaureate Extended Project Qualification Key Skills and General Studies not accepted. International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. We also welcome applications from mature applicants. *For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

We will accept this qualification in conjunction with other level 3 qualifications.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Medical sciences

Exploring the workings of the human body in health and disease medical science focuses on human physiology and anatomy, clinical diagnostics, infectious disease and therapeutics, from molecular defects to gross anatomical changes. Grounded in modern medical practice this degree gives you skills to enter a range of clinical career pathways including Physician Associate, Physiotherapy and Paramedic science. There is also the potential for graduate entry into Medicine, including Cardiff’s MBBCh C21 north Wales degree delivered in Bangor.

Our Medical Sciences degree aims to provide a science programme, related to medicine, with strong professional research elements. You’ll receive a firm foundation of scientific teaching, considering human health and disease at a micro and macro level. This enables you to develop, integrate and apply your knowledge at the interface of scientific discovery and clinical practice.

As a graduate, you’ll be equipped with a broad skill set, making the course an ideal first choice for those interested in a health-based career but who want to keep their options open. It is also a perfect fifth choice for those whose primary aim is Medicine or Dentistry; for high-achieving students this degree may act as a stepping stone into Medical Schools as a graduate entrant.

‘Placement Year’ and 'International Experience Year’ options are available for this course. You will have the opportunity to fully consider these options when you have started your course at Bangor and can make an application for a transfer onto such a pathway at the appropriate time. You can find more information about these options on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

If you don’t have the required qualifications for this degree-level course or are looking to re-enter education after time away from study, then a Foundation Year Programme might be the right choice for you. Please see Medical Science (with Foundation Year) B110.

Modules

For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bangor University

Department:

School of Medical Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

61%
low
Medical sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medical sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
56%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
50%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

61%
Library resources
61%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
28%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medical sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

87%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

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