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Medical Sciences

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Biology is required. General Studies is excluded. We take all aspects of an application into consideration. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact [email protected] Please note that A Level Chemistry is also required if you are considering applying to Cardiff Medical School after studying at USW

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:18,P:3

An Access to Science or Mathematics is required with 18 distinctions to come from Biology modules. We take all aspects of an application into consideration. Combinations of credits amounting to the same tariff points are acceptable – if you have any questions please contact [email protected]

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

DDM

A relevant subject is required which includes Biology modules. We take all aspects of an application into consideration. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact [email protected]

UCAS Tariff

120

Biology is required. General Studies is excluded. We take all aspects of an application into consideration. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A*-B

We accept the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma in lieu of a third subject. The grade range for the Skills Challenge Certificate is the range within which the University will normally make offers. The grade will reflect what you would have been asked for from a third A Level. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Medical sciences

The Medical Sciences course is designed primarily for students who want to become medical doctors. It is part of the graduate entry feeder scheme to medicine at Cardi? University (A101) and our graduates are also able to progress to postgraduate medicine at other universities. The teaching of all subject areas, which range from anatomy and physiology to clinical skills and health policy, is reinforced by applying theoretical knowledge to clinical scenarios. Throughout the programme, you will gain valuable, hands-on clinical training and research experience.

Every year, there are ten places available on the A101 programme for suitably qualified graduates of this course. For details, please refer to the published admissions policy for A101 at Cardi? University.

As well as being a strong scientific qualification, a key feature of the Medical Sciences degree is the application of scientific knowledge to clinical scenarios using clinical simulation.

You will gain experience from intensive work placements in local NHS facilities. These provide first-hand experience of medicine and healthcare in a range of departments and disciplines.

From studying topics as diverse as tropical medicine, clinical practice or biological anthropology, to potentially being selected to take part in human dissection, you will gain robust scientific knowledge and skills during this course. When you graduate, you'll be able to decide which area of healthcare is suitable for you and be in a very strong position for an application to postgraduate medicine. Many of our graduates progress to medicine and most now work in the healthcare sector.

The Medical Sciences degree is based on our Glyntaff campus. Glyntaff is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful views.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Pontypridd

Department:

Applied Sciences

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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.

71%
med
Medical 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.

Medical sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
53%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

76%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
35%
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?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

After graduation


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