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Medicine

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

This must include Biology and an additional science from this list below: Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Maths / Further Maths / Statistics. Other non-standard subjects may not be accepted. Please note: you will need to pass the science practical element of the A-Level if this is part of your programme of study. (We do not accept Critical Thinking, General Studies, Citizenship Studies, or other similar equivalent subjects.)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or Welsh Language at grade B/6 AND Double Science at grades BB/66 (or grades B/6 in both Biology and Chemistry) AND Maths grade B/6 AND five other GCSEs at grades B/6.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Must achieve 36 overall (excluding Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay) and include 19 at Higher Level (HL). Must include grade 6 in Biology and Chemistry. Grade 7 in SL Biology or Chemistry can be taken in place of Higher Level Biology or Chemistry if you also have grade 6 in HL Maths, Physics or Statistics.

Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales (Level 3) qualification will be accepted in lieu of one A-Level (at the grades listed above), excluding any specified subjects.

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Course option

5years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Medicine

From September 2024, Bangor University will be launching its first medicine programme where students will be able to complete their entire medical degree programme in North Wales.

Working in close collaboration with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Primary Care providers across North Wales, our new programme will replace the current Cardiff University School of Medicine C21 North Wales curriculum. Innovative changes were introduced into the C21 North Wales curriculum to maximise the opportunities from our diverse clinical settings, rural and urban. The Welsh language and cultural context of North Wales Communities have been embraced and considered to help to prepare you for your future medical practice.

Whilst our independent medical school is newly formed, we have a successful track record of training medical students. Since 2018 we have been successfully delivering the Cardiff University C21 North Wales Medicine programme for Year 3 students, from 2019 for Year 2 to 5 graduate entry students, and from 2020 with Cardiff Year 1 students transferring to Bangor to complete their programme in North Wales. On 17 July 2023 at Cardiff University, the first cohort of medical students who studied in North Wales graduated. Based on this strong foundation, our newly established medical school will build on the success of the C21 North Wales programme in delivering first-class medical education.

The North Wales Medical School curriculum has been academically validated by the Quality and Validation unit of Bangor University through a process involving external medical educational expertise. All UK medical schools are regularly reviewed by the General Medical Council (GMC), the professional regulator for Medicine responsible for ensuring high standards for medical education detailed in their document "Promoting excellence: standards for medical education and training". In addition, all new medical schools are subject to rigorous scrutiny by the GMC. The North Wales Medical School is progressing through the GMC approval process to award a Primary Medical Qualification. GMC accreditation is only completed when the first intake of students is due to graduate. To protect students, new medical schools must work with a ‘contingency’ partner, an established medical school able to provide support and willing, if GMC quality standards are not met for any reason, for students to transfer and graduate from the contingency school. The contingency partner school for the North Wales Medical School is Cardiff University School of Medicine. The 2024 commencement date for the North Wales Medical School Medicine programme has been agreed with the GMC.

You will experience a rich learning environment with greater emphasis on learning in Primary Care and at the heart of local communities, in keeping with the Welsh Government’s plan "A Healthier Wales."

The curriculum focuses on community medicine through a range of clinical placements in varied environments including: a full year at a GP Surgery; large teaching hospitals; mountain medicine; rural environments.

We will train you to be an excellent doctor for Wales and beyond by providing high quality teaching, and an inspiring learning experience based around increased clinical contact and award-winning clinical teaching at the University Health Board. You will graduate as a skilled clinician who understands people and the environment in which we live. As your placements will be based in a range of locations across North Wales, your home campus of study may change from your second year onwards to facilitate easier travel to your place of study. This will be communicated to you in line with your placement allocation.

Modules

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

Tuition fees

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£9,000
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England
£9,000
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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 and Health Sciences

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