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University of Plymouth

UCAS Code: A102 | Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - BMBS

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,B

BBB to include Biology. The Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted in lieu of one A Level.

45 level 3 credits with a minimum of 45 at Merit or Distinction including a minimum of 15 in Biology

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-32

Including 5 at higher level Biology

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

DDM

BTEC National Diploma in a predominantly science subject area

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

BBB to include Biology

UCAS Tariff

120-144

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About this course

Course option

6years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Medicine

An exciting course offering an alternative entry route into medicine for able students whose education has been impacted by adversity. Using a Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach, this course begins the journey towards the development of the academic, personal and professional skills needed for a career in medicine.
It aims to aid the transition to university through building a strong sense of belonging within the medical student community, as well as introducing you to our learning, teaching and assessment methods. Meeting the relevant entry requirements at the end of your foundation year will enable you to progress to Stage 1 of the standard 5 year BMBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery programme with no further selection process.

- Offers an alternative entry route to medicine for those whose academic potential has been adversely affected by educational and social factors.

- Bursary available for each new entrant to the BMBS with Foundation 6 year course.

- Teaching sessions are not timetabled on Fridays to allow time for other commitments such as caring duties, community work or part-time jobs.

- A strong inter-professional study component which incorporates shared teaching with Foundation students from other programmes in the Faculty of Health.

- Hands-on, experiential learning in community healthcare.

- Provides supportive and encouraging learning to help students develop in all aspects required to thrive in their future medical study.

- Direct enrolment onto Stage 1 of the standard BMBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery programme without further assessment, subject to meeting the relevant entry requirements at the end of your Foundation year. Please note, we are unable to support transfer from our Foundation year to year 1 of other medical schools.

- Responds to the University, government and GMC mission to ensure medicine is a career open to all and that doctors reflect the breadth of communities they serve.

Modules

Year 0
Teaching will be delivered across a mixture of shared and bespoke core modules. Shared modules are delivered in collaboration with the School of Biomedical Sciences.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

Peninsula Medical School

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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.

81%
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.

Medicine (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

87%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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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.

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

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Health professionals
1%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Medicine (non-specific)

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

£39k

£39k

£49k

£49k

£53k

£53k

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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