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Medicine (MBBS)

Entry requirements


A level

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

Three subjects to include Chemistry and Biology or Human Biology. General Studies not accepted. Please note, the above states our minimum entry requirements, but you may receive an offer ranging between AAA – A*AA at A Level. A Levels must be completed within one sitting across a maximum of two years. We do not accept resits which require a third year of study. Exceptions may apply if your education has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please visit our Covid-19 FAQs for further information. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6,P:0

Full award diploma (Access to Medicine) 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 39 credits must be graded at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit. Any other level 3 credit outside the 60 credit diploma will not be accepted. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

Three principle subjects to include Biology and Chemistry. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

18 points at Higher Level, including a minimum grade 6 in Biology and Chemistry. At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be attained in Maths and English, if at least a 6 (B) has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English. We accept both Mathematics: analysis & approaches and Mathematics: applications & interpretations.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

To include Chemistry and Biology, and supplemented by 3 Scottish Highers at AAA. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A

To include Chemistry and Biology, and supplemented by 2 Scottish Advanced Highers at AA. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

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99-152

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Pre-clinical medicine

Clinically focused and patient-centred, our five-year undergraduate degree will equip you with essential knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to practice medicine competently and professionally.

Your hands-on learning starts with practical classes in our pathology labs, anatomy and dissection rooms, alongside GP and community visits. Over the course of your studies, you’ll participate in a comprehensive series of clinical placements in medicine, surgery, general practice, senior health, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry and diagnostics such as radiology, as well as other specialties.

On successful completion, you’ll be granted the primary medical qualification – Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) – and be eligible to register with the General Medical Council (GMC) and begin its Foundation Programme.

**Course highlights**

- Contact with patients and clinical placements begins in your first year and over subsequent years, spanning the full range of disciplines.

- Cutting-edge facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories, a pathology museum and an advanced patient simulation centre, which enables you to learn clinical skills and practice techniques in a safe environment.

- Learn the fundamentals of anatomy through demonstrator-led whole body prosection in our dedicated dissection room.

- On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for provisional registration with the GMC and license to practice in approved Foundation Year 1 posts.

- Competitive opportunity to intercalate at St George’s or at an alternative institution, spending an additional year of study on top of your degree to obtain an iBSc in a variety of related subjects.

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

Established in 1752, St George’s is the UK’s specialist health university and is dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. We share our site with a major London teaching hospital, which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions. At St George's, you’ll study in a clinical setting with like-minded individuals working across a variety of healthcare professions.

St George’s has enjoyed an outstanding track record of research and innovation in infectious disease ever since the ‘father of vaccinology’ and St George's alumnus, Edward Jenner, created the world’s first vaccine (against smallpox). Recent research has included a focus on tuberculosis, malaria, HIV in low and middle-income countries and COVID-19.

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

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£38,500
per year
International
£38,500
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

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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.

60%
low
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

68%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
33%
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
44%
Male students
56%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
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.

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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