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Medicine

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

To include Chemistry or Biology and a second subject from this list: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Maths/Statistics/Further Maths, Physics, Psychology plus a third academic subject. To exclude General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship. A level Maths/Further Maths/Statistics are not accepted in combination. Any science A-level (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) completed since 2017 must include a pass in the practical endorsement: without this endorsement the qualification will be judged to have been failed, regardless of the headline grade.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45,P:15

From 2021-22 we only accept the Access to HE Diploma (Medicine) conforming to the QAA subject descriptor for medicine. Please confirm with the provider whether the diploma meets this requirement before registering. Applicants who have completed certain Access to Medicine diplomas before 2021-22 may also be eligible but must contact the School of Medicine to check eligibility before applying. For more guidance please see our web pages https://www.keele.ac.uk/medicine/undergraduate/howtoapply/

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require a minimum of five GCSE subjects at grade A (or 7), not including short-course GCSEs. Mathematics and English language must be passed at a minimum of grade 6/B. All sciences are required and must be passed at a minimum of grade 6/B Acceptable: - biology, chemistry and physics (6/6/6) - combined science (6/6) - IGCSE co-ordinated science (double award). GCSE Applied Science and IGCSE single award combined science are not an accepted as meeting our GCSE science requirement. Applicants who have studied in Scotland must have passed a broad range of subjects with a minimum of 5 subjects at Standard or National 5 grade A/1. English Language and Mathematics must be passed with a minimum of grade B/2. Any science subject not being offered at Higher or Advanced Higher level must also have been passed at Standard/National 5 Level B/2.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

To include 666 at Higher Level and 665 at Standard Level. Higher Level subjects should include Chemistry or Biology, plus one from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths and a third rigorous subject. Any science not taken at the Higher Level must be offered at Standard Level grade 5 or GCSE grade B (or equivalent). Points awarded for the Extended Essay or Theory of Knowledge are not taken into account but these components must have been completed. Standard GCSE requirements apply. Alternatively Mid-Years Programme (MYP) Five x 6s at MYP to include maths and all the sciences at grade 5.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Advanced Higher a minimum of AB from two subjects (both sciences) sat in S6 - any additional subject sat at Higher level in S6 must be achieved at grade B or higher. In addition at Higher applicants should have a minimum of AAAAB, including Chemistry/Biology plus a second science both at A, to be achieved by the end of S5 (i.e. before applying). Any science subject not being offered at Higher or Advanced Higher level must have been passed at Standard/National 5 grade B/2.

UCAS Tariff

104-144

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Clinical medicine

Pre-clinical medicine

Medicine at Keele delivers an innovative curriculum underpinned by the three core themes identified by the General Medical Council: Professional Values and Behaviours, Professional Skills, and Professional Knowledge (GMC, 2018). Ranked 4th in England (Guardian University League Table, 2022). Studying Medicine MBChB at Keele you will develop the necessary knowledge and clinical skills to become a doctor who practises with competence and compassion.

**Why choose this course?**
- 4th in England for Medicine (Guardian University League Table, 2022 and Complete University Guide, 2022)

- Over 100 weeks spent on clinical placement in primary care and hospital settings across Staffordshire, Shropshire and other adjoining counties

- Years 4 and 5 each spent at distinct bases: large teaching hospital (Staffordshire) and district general hospital (Shropshire)

- Benefit from diverse teaching methods including problem-based learning (PBL), other small- and large-group learning activities, and dissection

- Strong student engagement opportunities through our Medical Student Council

Medicine at Keele adopts a modern, spiral, highly integrated curriculum that combines a range of learning strategies, including early clinical experience, integrated communication and clinical skills teaching, practical activities (including dissection), problem-based learning (PBL), lectures and seminars. Additionally, inter-professional learning with other health students including nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, physiotherapy and radiography, are fostered throughout the programme.

We are committed to listening, responding and supporting our students to become well-rounded, competent clinicians. Through forums such as our Medical Student Council, we recognise the value of our students' contribution to development and progression of our curriculum and the student experience.

To ensure you graduate as a confident and competent clinician, you will study a range of topics including:

- Professional and ethical responsibilities

- Patient safety and quality improvement

- Diagnosis and medical management

- Prescribing medication safely

- The health service and healthcare systems

- Health promotion and illness prevention

Modules

For a list of indicative and likely optional modules please visit the course website.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£39,000
per year
International
£39,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Keele University

Department:

School of Medicine

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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.

89%
med
Clinical medicine
89%
med
Pre-clinical medicine

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.

Medicine (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
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

85%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
A

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.

Clinical medicine

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.

£30,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals

Pre-clinical medicine

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.

£30,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals

Medical degrees are some of the most difficult courses to enter, but very nearly all graduates go on to good, well-paid and secure careers in health. If you're taking a shorter pre-clinical course, you'll need to continue on to further medical training to complete an accredited qualification, which explains why a high proportion of those grads are 'in further study' six months later. And at the moment, the UK is short of doctors and we have upped the number of places available, so demand remains high.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Medicine and dentistry

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£37k

£37k

£46k

£46k

£51k

£51k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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