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University of Buckingham

Medicine (4.5-year degree)

UCAS Code: 71A8

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB ChB

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

UCAS Tariff

136

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About this course


Course option

4.5years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Medicine

The University of Buckingham is:
o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide)
o Joint 4th in England for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey)
o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1

Our MB ChB programme is taught full time over four and a half years. The course is divided into two phases. Phase 1 is the initial two years taught both at the University of Buckingham and in local clinical environments. In Phase 1, students will acquire the foundations of clinical practice and learn critical skills and basic and applied sciences. Phase 2 takes two and a half years and is spent entirely in clinical placements at Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bedford Hospital, St Andrew’s Healthcare in Northampton and other local healthcare providers. During Phase 2, students will work intensively with patients and doctors in a clinical setting and will be given structured exposure to all aspects of medicine in both the hospital and the community.

Modules

You will be assessed rigorously throughout the course so that you can monitor your development, and to assure the Medical School that you are progressing well. There are both written and clinical assessments in all years of the course, and the standards required are high. All assessments are directly related to the practice of medicine, and designed to test how you can apply your understanding and skills to solving patients’ problems. You have to pass assessments in each year in order to progress, and you will be tested rigorously at the end of the course to make sure you are ready to practise. You can, therefore, be confident that on graduation you will be thoroughly prepared for your career as a doctor.

Assessment methods

We will assess your progress rigorously throughout the course so that you, the Medical School and the public can be confident that you are meeting the high standards required of a doctor.

There will be a combination of written examinations, structured clinical examinations and the use of an e-portfolio of evidence of progress, all chosen to make the most valid and reliable test of your abilities.

The other main purpose of the assessment system is to drive the learning of all students, and the Medical School has therefore chosen to place a high weight on educational impact in the design of the assessment system. The aim is to assess students in ways that will drive deep, contextual and constructive learning that will last into life-long practice.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£37,800
per year
England
£37,800
per year
EU
£37,800
per year
International
£37,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£37,800
per year
Scotland
£37,800
per year
Wales
£37,800
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Crewe

University of Buckingham

Department:

Medicine

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.

84%
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Medicine

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Medicine (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
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

65%
Library resources
53%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation


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