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University of Exeter

Medical Sciences with Professional Training

UCAS Code: B101

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Excluding General Studies. At least one A Level grade A and one A Level grade B in two science subjects one of which must be Biology.

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 24 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 21 L3 credits at Merit grade. To include 12 L3 credits at Merit Grade in Biology and 15 L3 credits at Distinction in another Science Subject or 12 L3 credits at Merit Grade in a Science Subject and 15 L3 credits at Distinction in Biology. Please also see our GCSE requirements.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Applicants will be considered with IB 34 OR 655 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will require one HL6 and one HL5 in a two Science subjects one of which must be Biology.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Applicants studying a BTEC Extended Diploma will also require one grade A and one grade B in two A Level science subjects, one of which must be Biology.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,C

At least one grade A and one grade B in two Science subjects one of which must be Biology required.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

At least one grade A and one grade B in two Science subjects one of which must be Biology required.

UCAS Tariff

128-147

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Biomedical sciences

•A broad and flexible programme, looking at the science behind medicine
•Worldwide professional research training placements
•Innovative approaches to individual and group learning
•A vibrant and supportive environment for personal, academic and professional skills development
•State-of-the-art research, teaching and learning resources

At present many scientific discoveries never leave the laboratories in which they are made. At the same time the needs of frontline clinicians – and their patients – often go unheard by those doing research. This career-focused degree prepares you to be able to fill these gaps, and thereby enhance the lives of patients.

Our Medical Sciences degree offers an innovative approach to learning that includes lectures from world-leading experts; supportive small-group learning; internationally renowned e-learning resources; hands-on sessions in research laboratories and clinical settings; inspirational clinician-scientist-patient sessions; and worldwide professional training placements. The curriculum combines contemporary medical science with the training required to undertake cutting-edge research.

Career opportunities and employability training run throughout the programme: after your second year, you will undertake a Professional Training Year (PTY) and spend a year either undertaking research at one of the world’s leading universities, find out what it’s really like to work in industry or work in the NHS research environment. This year will increase your employability and reinforce your CV.

The programme has been developed in consultation with industry employers, the NHS and academia and provides a firm foundation in the core biomedical and biomolecular sciences, alongside an insight into medical practice and the biotechnologies used to prevent, test and diagnose disorders and treat patients.

You’ll develop an integrated, scientific knowledge that you can put into practice in a clinical setting and robust research skills, plus creative and inquisitive communication, leadership, critical appraisal and problem-solving skills. These key skills will prepare you for a career helping to progress scientific discovery into clinical and medical practice, ultimately to improve human health.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£23,800
per year
International
£23,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)

Department:

University of Exeter Medical School

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Medical sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


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Medical sciences

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Health professionals
4%
Natural and social science professionals
4%
Media professionals

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