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London Metropolitan University

Medical Sciences (two-year accelerated degree)

UCAS Code: B368

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

A minimum of grades BBB in A levels with B in Biology and B in Chemistry (or 120 UCAS points from an Access to Medicine Diploma Course) English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above

UCAS Tariff

120

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent). Successful applicants normally achieve the following: at least 120 points from at least three A levels, including a minimum B grade in Biology and Chemistry. IELTS (or equivalent) of 7.0 in all components would also be required for students for whom English is an additional language.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time (intensive) | 2021

Subject

Medical sciences

**Why study this course**

The Medical Sciences course enables you to gain a full BSc university degree in just two years, which means you'll be a whole year ahead of your peers, an advantage that will kick-start your career in medicine.

**More about this course**

This course not only offers the chance to graduate a year ahead of your peers, for those interested in other medical science related careers, it creates opportunities to enter the professional job market early.

You could work in areas as diverse as the medical and allied research institutes, health agency laboratories, bioanalytical medical genetics and forensic units, the pharmaceutical industry and health and safety.

You'll graduate with a deep understanding of health and disease, as well as technical and transferable skills in a range of specialist areas.

A typical week involves a minimum 15 hours contact time with academic staff in a variety of forms, including: lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops or practicals. Practicals and projects are conducted in the state-or-the art Science Centre, said to be the largest teaching laboratory in Europe.
You'll be assessed through a variety of methods, including problem solving exercises, in-class tests, data analysis, practical reports, case studies, extended essays, examinations, research project interim reports, oral examination and dissertation. Practical skills are assessed through coursework assignments, including those in the project module. Data handling skills are assessed by practical reports, problem solving exercises, oral presentations and examinations.

The formal title of the course is Medical Sciences BSc (Hons). This is what will be shown on the certificate and transcript.

Modules

The first year includes modules covering anatomy and physiology, cell biology and biochemistry to give students a good background in the essential aspects of biology, as well as blood science and infection science. In the second year students take a range of modules including Advanced Blood Science, Parasitology and Advanced Tissue Science and specialist modules such as Systems Pathology, Immunology and Virology. You will also undertake a directed final year research project over the summer period.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a variety of methods including problem solving exercises, in-class test, data analysis, practical reports, case studies, extended essays, examinations, research project interim report, oral examination and dissertation. Practical skills are assessed through coursework assignments, including those in the project module. Data handling skills are summatively assessed by practical reports, problem solving exercises, oral presentations and examinations. Assessments include group activities in classes, mini-tests and project workshops. You will also undertake Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) training during the summer of the first year.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£11,100
per year
England
£11,100
per year
EU
£11,100
per year
International
£15,770
per year
Northern Ireland
£11,100
per year
Scotland
£11,100
per year
Wales
£11,100
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Human Sciences

TEF rating:
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