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University of East Anglia UEA

Medicine

UCAS Code: A100

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB BS

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Including Biology/Human Biology or Chemistry. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Please see our website www.uea.ac.uk/medicine for accepted Access courses. Applicants who also hold A-Levels must have achieved ABB in the first sitting.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Including Higher Level 6 in Biology or Chemistry and two other subjects.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

Including Biology or Chemistry.

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers. AB in Secondary Six (S6) Advanced Highers including Biology or Chemistry plus an additional Higher Level at grade A taken in Secondary Six (S6), in the first sitting. Combinations can be substituted with A Levels.

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144

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Pre-clinical medicine

Clinical medicine

**About This Course**

Studying Medicine at Norwich Medical School means that you will join an exceptional group of medical students studying in a thriving student-centred learning environment where students and staff share a passion for making a positive difference to peoples’ lives.

Being a doctor is a privileged position which has at its heart a real and deep-seated vocation to help people. It’s a demanding and challenging profession but very rewarding. Our course focuses on relating your learning to real life, using scenarios and clinical problems from patients, with an emphasis on developing your practical experience as well as your theoretical knowledge from the start.

At Norwich Medical School we believe in learning in context. From the very first weeks of our course, you will spend time every week in clinical practice, ensuring that you are able to apply your learning to patients in the same week.

**Overview**

At Norwich Medical School we put patients at the heart of everything we do. With a curriculum approved by the General Medical Council (GMC) and developed in accordance with their standards, our MB BS degree in Medicine will see you embarking on placements almost immediately. So you’ll gain early exposure to the clinical practices essential to addressing the complex needs of patients in the 21st century. And you’ll graduate ready to use your skills and knowledge in your chosen field to improve the health of patients in your care.

Our rigorous training ensures we develop doctors who are knowledgeable scholars and scientists. And we pride ourselves on providing the highest possible quality of learning, in a supportive, nurturing and student-centred environment, where you can reach your potential.

**Highlights of Medicine at UEA**

• Learning with and from real patients, from the first month of your course
• Exploring anatomy linked to clinical practice in our anatomy facility, including dissection
• Access to a varied range of clinical placements on acute hospital wards, specialist units and in general practice
• Linking theory with practice across the course, including during small-group teaching sessions and within primary care placements
• Developing your clinical skills with access to the world-class and architecture-award winning Bob Champion Research and Education Building, with its state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built clinical resource centre
• Developing the art of communication through our excellent consultation skills programme, supported by dedicated tutors and role-players
• A team of respected, highly experienced teaching and research academics, who’ll support your learning in our friendly, student-centred School
• Strong networks for student support, including a dedicated and experienced team of senior advisers.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Modules

In Year 1 you’ll be introduced to the human life course and the musculoskeletal system. Year 2 will focus on treating blood and skin diseases and also examines circulation and respiration. In Year 3 you will undertake modules in Homeostasis and Hormones and Digestion and Nutrition. At this stage, the course also focusses on the senses. In your fourth year, you will focus on Reproduction and Growth and Development, engaging in a range of health issues relating to children. In Year 5, you will undertake a further three modules which will cover a variety of advanced topics including Emergency Care. At this stage, you will also undertake a 10-week placement split between a medical and surgical speciality.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£31,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

Norwich Medical School

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.

86%
med
Pre-clinical medicine
86%
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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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

83%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Clinical medicine

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

83%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
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
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Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Health professionals
1%
Design occupations
1%
Customer service managers and supervisors

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.

£30,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Health professionals
1%
Design occupations
1%
Customer service managers and supervisors

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.

£36k

£36k

£44k

£44k

£46k

£46k

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.

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.

£36k

£36k

£44k

£44k

£46k

£46k

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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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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