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Medicine

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A*,A

Typical A Level offer: A*A*A All Colleges require: A Levels in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Most applicants have at least three science/mathematics A Levels and some Colleges require this and/or particular subjects (see individual College websites for details)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

40-42

776 at Higher Level All Colleges require: Higher Level Chemistry and one of Higher Level Biology, Physics, Mathematics Most applicants have at least three science/mathematics Higher Levels and some Colleges require this and/or particular subjects (see individual College websites for details)

UCAS Tariff

160

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About this course


Course option

6.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Pre-clinical medicine

Clinical medicine

Our Medicine course provides the education and training required to be one of tomorrow’s doctors, reflecting the latest advances in medical sciences and practice. At Cambridge, you study the medical sciences first, before learning to apply that knowledge to medical practice as a clinical student.

The Uni


Course locations:

Clare

Open application

Trinity

Girton

Pembroke

Churchill

Downing

Fitzwilliam

Newnham

Peterhouse

Murray Edwards

Trinity Hall

Gonville & Caius

Emmanuel

Queens'

Robinson

Corpus Christi

Homerton

Jesus

Sidney Sussex

Lucy Cavendish

King's

Wolfson

Selwyn

St Catharine's

St Edmund's

Magdalene

St John's

Christ's

Department:

Clinical School

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What students say


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

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A*
A*

Clinical medicine

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
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.

Medicine (non-specific)

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.

£32,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Health professionals
2%
Natural and social science professionals
1%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

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.

£32,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Health professionals
2%
Natural and social science professionals
1%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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.

£36k

£36k

£45k

£45k

£48k

£48k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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