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St George's, University of London

Medicine (5 year)

UCAS Code: A100

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB BS

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A*,A,A

Three subjects to include Chemistry and Biology or Human Biology. General Studies and Key Skills not accepted. A Levels must be completed within two years of course commencement, within one sitting.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded) 45 pure science related credits graded at Distinction or Merit. Biology and chemistry credits must be graded at distinction. Overall 30 credits must be graded at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Any other level 3 credit outside the 60 credit diploma will not be accepted.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

Three principle subjects to include Biology and Chemistry Additional requirements. Either: an additional AS level at grade B or a Pre-U short course at grade M2 or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 6 ( or grade B ) or above. Must include: English Language, Maths and Science (Double or Triple Award Science).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Higher level: 18 points at Higher Level, with a minimum score of 6 in at least Biology and Chemistry. Standard level: A minimum score of 5 must be attained in Mathematics (or Maths Studies) and English, if at least a B grade has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE/O level Maths and English.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A

Highers: AAA including Chemistry and/or Biology Advanced Highers: AA including Chemistry and/or Biology Subjects: Must include Chemistry and/or Biology. English Language at Standard Grade 2 or higher is required.

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99-152

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Pre-clinical medicine

Our five-year Medicine (MBBS) course will equip you with essential knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes required to practise medicine competently and professionally in a patient-centred, multidisciplinary environment.

As a St George’s medical graduate you will begin your career equipped to thrive as a doctor, bringing scientific excellence to the bedside and reflecting our core values of patient safety, patient-centredness and professionalism. Our alumni go on to excel in a wide range of medical and surgical fields and many return to study as a postgraduate to develop their career further.

The first two years provide a thorough understanding of clinical science as well as first-hand clinical experience through a range of placements, giving you an insight into the patient journey and the role of multidisciplinary teams.

In year 3 (T year) you will begin your transition from clinical science to clinical practice. You will undertake three five-week clinical attachments (medicine, general practice and surgery) interspersed with problem-based learning and lectures.

In year 4 (P year) you will rotate between 10-week clinical attachments in four blocks (Surgery & Surgical specialities; Medicine & Medical specialities; Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology; and Neurology & Psychiatry).

In your final year (F year) you will deepen your understanding of different areas of clinical practice through a series of assistantships where you shadow junior doctors to understand the role for which you are preparing. In this year, you can also arrange to undertake elective study anywhere in the world.
At the end of the undergraduate course you will receive your MBBS degree. This is a primary medical qualification (PMQ), which entitles you to provisional registration with the General Medical Council, provided there are no concerns about your fitness to practise.

**Course highlights**

- Contact with patients from year 1 of the course

- Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK, which has a major trauma centre, helipad and range of specialist services; it is embedded in the local community and also provides a large range of regional specialist services

- Authentic interprofessional learning experience: learning alongside biomedical science and other healthcare professionals reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the healthcare workplace environment.

- Learn anatomy through demonstrator-led whole-body prosection

- Patient-focused education with a strong emphasis on communicating with patients from a range of backgrounds

- Two opportunities to undertake student-selected components of study on areas of interest to you

- Careers advice embedded into our teaching

- Opportunities to intercalate and extend your knowledge and obtain an iBSc in a variety of subjects

**About St George’s, University of London**

As the UK’s specialist health university, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. Our close links with healthcare providers and our shared campus with one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means St George’s will provide you with a unique taste of what your future working life holds. 

Modules

You can find extensive information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/medicine#modules

Assessment methods

You can find detailed information about assessment methods for this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/medicine#study

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£37,000
per year
International
£37,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St George's, University Of London

Department:

Clinical Sciences

TEF rating:
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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.

79%
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.

Pre-clinical medicine

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

81%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
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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.

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
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Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
100%
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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.

Pre-clinical medicine

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

£44k

£44k

£47k

£47k

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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