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University of Leeds

Gateway Year to Medicine

UCAS Code: A101

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB ChB

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

including Chemistry or Biology. If Chemistry is not offered then Biology must be offered with either Physics or Maths at A level.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 in 6 subjects minimum including Maths, English language and Science.

UCAS Tariff

112

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About this course


Course option

6.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Health sciences

Biomedical sciences

Health and social care

At the University of Leeds we know that finding a place to study Medicine can be challenging and very competitive. To help more widening participation applicants enter the field of Medicine, we have launched a new Gateway to Medicine course. This course is therefore designed specifically for students from widening participation backgrounds hoping to take their first steps into Medicine.

**Progressing onto our MBChB course**
During your first year on the course, you’ll study material to refine your scientific understanding, develop your study skills and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed as the course develops. After successfully completing this Gateway year, including reaching the required grades on the assessment elements of the course, you’ll progress to the five standard years our established MBChB course.

**Connect and develop**
Our curriculum combines thorough training in the medical sciences with a strong emphasis on experiential learning and communication with tutors, healthcare professionals, patients and service users. You’ll continually build and reinforce your core professional skills, throughout the course.

Clinical experience at Leeds is second to none. After progressing from the Gateway year, you’ll have early patient contact and then increasingly build your experience. The diversity of the region and our strong partnerships with the major Leeds teaching hospitals, local acute and regional general hospitals and general practices means that we offer a wide range of placements. We are a recognised leader in patient and carer involvement. Our Patient Carer Community contributes to teaching, learning and assessment, giving our students invaluable insight into the experience of people with a medical condition or disability, and their carers.

**Learning and teaching**
Our approach to teaching and learning is founded on best educational practice and innovative delivery, from your Gateway Year through to your final years of refining your clinical communication and skills.

Outstanding learning resources in our Health Sciences Library and Clinical Practice Centre support your learning, complemented by a range of learning technologies. Early exposure to clinical settings allows you to start developing your consultation and practical skills, and your own style as a doctor. We are one of few medical schools to offer exposure to cadaveric dissection, helping to provide a more authentic learning experience.

You’ll be taught by leading professionals, whose teaching is underpinned by world-leading research and educational scholarship. We will encourage you to develop independent learning and research skills through the Research, Evaluation and Special Studies strand which runs throughout the course.

The five year MBChB course incorporates student-selected components, elective experience and a 14-month final project to encourage a critical approach to evidence-based medicine.

You’ll experience self-directed and group learning, and whether you’re recording your development in your e-portfolio, testing your decision-making in the virtual health community resource or using mobile devices in clinical practice, you’ll find technology embedded in the course.

Case-based learning supports you in integrating your growing knowledge with the real patients you meet.

Inter-professional learning ensures you develop good leadership and team-working skills with other professional groups.

We take the health and well-being of our students seriously. Regular contact with your personal tutor guides your academic progress and personal development, to enable you to achieve your full potential. Course tutors and support staff are all on hand to help. Once you’ve progressed from your Gateway Year you’ll be supported by your fellow-medical students through our MUMS scheme, where you are paired with first-year “siblings” and second-year “parents”, who mentor you and are there to help.

Modules

The course has been developed to provide a new Gateway to Medicine route for students who meet Leeds Widening Participation criteria. The course will equip students with effective study strategies and confidence in communicating with a wide range of people including health professionals and patients and carers. Students will develop appreciation of patient care and team roles and the patient journey within the context of the NHS and voluntary services through placement experience. The course will inspire confidence and ambition in students to ensure successful transition and progression through undergraduate medicine in Leeds.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

Leeds Institute of Medical Education

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.

87%
high
Health sciences

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.

Health sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

88%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
A

Biomedical sciences (non-specific)

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

Health and social care

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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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
7%
Male students
93%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

Health sciences (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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Health professionals
3%
Health associate professionals

Biomedical sciences (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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

63%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
8%
Health professionals
4%
Health associate professionals

Health and social care

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

54%
Welfare professionals
12%
Childcare and related personal services
6%
Caring personal services

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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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.

Health and social care

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£28k

£28k

£27k

£27k

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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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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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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