Medicine (6 years including foundation year) Master

University of Manchester
En Manchester (Inglaterra)

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  • Master
  • Manchester (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    6 Years

The Manchester medicine programme educates, trains and prepares students for practice in the healthcare systems of today and the future. Upon graduation, you will be able to apply knowledge, intellectual and practical skills to understand and manage the complex healthcare needs of individuals and society, while developing the resilience to meet the demands of changing healthcare environments. We are the largest medical school in the UK with over 2200 undergraduate medical students.

The one-year foundation course, taught at Manchester Medical School and Xaverian College

, is specifically designed to prepare you for entry to the five-year Master Medicine degree. We aim to recruit from all sections of the community and encourage able students from all bachelorckgrounds to apply. Automatic entry into the standard five-year Master Medicine...

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10 octubre 2016
Oxford Road, M13 9PL, Greater Manchester, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

English Language
Office IT
Medical School
Medical training
NHS Training
Ms Office
Physics Chemistry
GCSE Physics

The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University.


The best way to get a feel for what it's like to study at Manchester Medical School is to come and visit us on one our open days

Acceptable Higher Level (HL) subjects are:
Three arts/humanities subjects
Two arts/humanities subjects and one science subject
One arts/humanities subject and two science subjects (but not Chemistry)
35 points are required overall to include core points with at least 666 at Higher Level (HL) and minimum 555 at Standard Level (SL). If your HL subject combination includes Chemistry and Physics, Biology or Maths are not considered for the Foundation Year.
Science subjects (Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology) not offered at Higher level must be taken at Standard level or GCSE. Alternatively, a referee's statement confirming proficiency in one intermediate unexamined science subject is accepted.
If Maths and English Language are not offered as part of the Diploma, they should be offered at GCSE or IGCSE at grade B or above.
The English Language course taken/to be taken in the IB must be clarified with the Medicine Admissions Office prior to application.
The School looks for grades of A2A2A2B2B2 in the ILC at HL. Subjects to include Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English Language. You must have achieved these grades at first attempt before submitting an application.
Grades AAAAB are required. Grades should be achieved in the same sitting at first attempt. English language and any science subject (Maths, Physics, Chemistry or Biology) not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (National 5, Intermediate II or Standard Grade Credit level grade 2 or above).
Grades AAB are required in one of the following combinations: Three arts/humanities subjects; or
Two arts/humanities and one science subject; or
One art/humanity and two sciences (not including Chemistry).
Applicants who have an Advanced Higher subject combination that includes Chemistry and a second science (Maths, Biology or Physics) are not considered for the Foundation Year.
Applicants who have an Advanced Higher subject combination of Maths, Physics and Biology are not considered for the Foundation Year.
Applicants also need Scottish Highers in addition to Scottish Advanced Highers, so please check the entry requirements for those qualifications also.
You should pass the Welsh bachelorccalaureate Advanced Diploma including two A2 levels at grades AB (not including General Studies, Citizenship or Critical Thinking). The A2 subject combination should not include Chemistry and a second science.
Applicants should offer Maths (three periods) and Biology (two periods). They should not offer chemistry as part of the EB. An overall 80% required.
If you are applying from within the European Union you are considered home students. Those with broad-bachelorsed EU qualifications e.g. Polish Matura, French bachelorccalaureate, Italian Esame di Stato should contact the office for further information before applying.
A coMasterhensive list of the accepted qualifications form the EEA (European Economic Area) is available online:

  Medicine (6-year Master): European qualifications

We do not consider international applicants for the 6 year Foundation Year degree. We do not offer an International Foundation Year course at Manchester.
We do not accept OCR National Extended Diplomas.
We do not accept Access to Medicine or any other Access courses for application to A104 (6 years including foundation year) [Master]. Also we do not accept foundation courses for application.
We do not accept AP Tests.
The 14-19 specialist diplomas are currently not accepted in lieu of A levels for the Foundation Year course.
We accept the EPQ but it does not form part of our assessment.
If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines
Applications from graduates are welcome for both the A106 and A104 courses. Undergraduates should be in their final years. All should have achieved or be predicted at least a 2:1 degree and should have achieved minimum BBB at their first attempt at A2. We do not accept A2 re-sits from graduates.
The Foundation Year is not appropriate for graduates with a science degree eg a degree in Chemistry, Biology or Biomedical Sciences.
The GCSE and A2-level results of those who have moved straight from school to university are taken into account. Please see essential requirements for English and Mathematics. We would expect to see that the sciences, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics offered at either GCSE or AS. Dual Award Science or Core and Additional Science are acceptable as detailed in our GCSE requirements.
Graduate applicants with Chemistry and a second science (Maths, Physics or Biology) at A2 are not considered for the Foundation Year programme.
The School does not offer a fast track course for graduates but accepts students on to year 3 of the five year course from:

St Andrews University, Scotland: Around 85 graduates annually from the 3 year bachelorchelor of Medical Sciences Honours degree. Application is via St Andrews University

Intenational Medical University, Malaysia; approximately 6 graduates annually from the 2-year, 6 months phase 1 programme in medical sciences. Application is via IMU.
You must have one of the following qualifications in English language: GCSE at grade B or above
International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with a minimum average score of seven and with not less than seven in any one component taken at the same sitting. This must have been obtained within the last two years.
A score of 5 as part of the International bachelorccalaureate diploma
At interview, if we have any concerns about your English Language capability, regardless of your origin, country of upbringing or existing qualifications, we may require you to take an additional English Language test as a condition of any offer we make to you.
Please contact the Medicine Admissions Office for guidance on requirements, if you wish to offer a TOEFL qualification, European bachelorccalaureate or IGCSE English as a first language. Please note that we do not accept GCSE or IGCSE English as a second language.

We require grades AAB (after successful interview). If you perform exceptionally well at interview and are subsequently made and accept our offer, but fail to meet these grades, you may
also be accepted.
Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.
The School requires voluntary caring work experience that does not need to be in a clinical setting. Shadowing doctors in a hospital/GP setting is not essential or considered to be a substitute for voluntary caring work experience. Applicants should be aware that the School may request confirmation of their work experience.
Application and selection
Please note there are no places left on this course for 2016 entry and therefore it will not enter clearing.

Please ensure that you refer to the application process
before making your application through UCAS
for this course. You will need to choose from three options, which hospital sector you wish to attend in your clinical teaching years (3 to 5). There is also further guidance on the application process which be may be useful to you when writing your application.
See how we deal with your application and our step by step guide
We are pleased to consider applications from non-traditional applicants but would ask that Medicine Admissions are contacted for advice on suitability for a potential application.
We do not consider international applicants for the 6 Year Foundation degree. We do not offer an International Foundation Year course at Manchester.
United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test

All applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test
(UKCAT). Please note that the result is valid for one application cycle only. If applicants are reapplying, they must resit UKCAT.

Further information, specific to the University of Manchester, is detailed in our application process
Fitness to practise / health requirements

All offers of a place are subject to satisfactory health screening.  The health screening is bachelorsed upon the Higher Education Occupational Physicians/Practitioners (HEOPS) standards of medical fitness to train for medical students.

A potential student may be concerned that their health or disability may affect their ability to fulfil the competency standards of the course.  Any such applicants are encouraged to contact the University Occupational Health and/or The Disability Advisory and Support Service at an early stage in order to explore the situation in depth and consider the feasibility of making reasonable adjustments.  Hopefully the process will prove helpful to the student in deciding whether to pursue an application.
The health screening requires the completion of a detailed health questionnaire by the applicant and their General Practitioner and also an appointment with the University's Occupational Health Department.  In order to be admitted and continue on the programme, students must be deemed as medically fit for both practice and theory by the Occupational Health Department.  You will be required to comply with any viral screening as requested by the Department of Health.
General enquiries about health screening should be addressed to Student Occupational Health, Tel +44 (0)161 275 2858, Fax +44 (0)161 275 3137

Occupational Health Service (The University of Manchester)

Please see also the Procedure for Admission to Courses Requiring Medical Fitness Assessment
Successful applicants will be required, as part of the non-academic conditions of their offer, to provide a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and bachelorrring Service (DBS) check. In the UK, this takes the form of an Enhanced Level search by the Disclosure and bachelorrring Service (DBS).
Regulations and record systems in other countries vary. Overseas applicants are encouraged to contact our admissions team.Anyone who considers it possible that a CRB or other disclosure may reveal any offence must write to the Admissions Coordinator for Undergraduate Medical Admissions with full details before applying.
All applicants are advised to read the following document:

DBS information
(PDF, 150 KB)
The School welcomes applications from students who wish to defer entry to the following year and encourages candidates to use their gap year imaginatively.
We consider re-sit applications from students who achieved ABB in their previous A2 examinations with exams taken at the same sitting after no more than 2 years of study. The A2 subjects previously achieved at ABB should not include Chemistry
and a second science.
In order to ensure a level playing field for all applicants, re-sit applicants will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. 
Re-sit applicants must acknowledge and reflect on the need to re-sit in their personal statement as this forms a key part of the assessment process for re-sit applicants. Information on any extenuating circumstances with supporting evidence from school/college/GP should be provided.
Re-sit applicants will also be required to re-take UKCAT and shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview.
We would normally require re-sit applicants to achieve AAA in their final aggregated results with A achieved in the subjects re-taken.
If you have applied to us before, any subsequent application should provide updated information on your suitability for the course. If you were rejected before interview, we may consider a re-application, however you must contact the Admissions Office before completing your UCAS form.
We would normally re-consider applicants who were rejected by us after interview the previous year. We would require re-applicants to continue with their work experience and would also expect to see a material difference in their application from the previous year.
If you were offered a place and either declined our offer or were unable to meet any of our non-academic conditions for the specified year of entry, we are unable to consider you for entry to a subsequent year.
All re-applicants must retake UKCAT and provide updated information which refers to the initial application and chronicles subsequent events. We reserve the right to draw on any information from previous applications.
Due to the highly integrated structure of the degree course, the School does not grant exemptions from subjects. Transfers from other courses are not considered. Students who feel that they have embachelorrked on the wrong course elsewhere, and who wish to be considered for entry to Manchester Medical School, should withdraw from that course before submitting an application. The School do not consider applications from students who have started a medical course elsewhere.
Course details

5th Year of Study Onwards

Currently the NHS Business Services Authority pays the cost of undergraduate medicine tuition fees, and a means-tested amount of funding to help with day to day living expenses, to eligible students who are in their fifth year of study onwards and who are ordinarily resident in England. If you move to England from Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland primarily for the purpose of undertaking a full-time course of education, you will not normally be classed as being ordinarily resident in England for NHS Bursary

If you reside in Wales
, Scotland
or Northern Ireland
, broadly comparable arrangements will apply, but you will need to consult the relevant national authority for details as NHS Student Bursaries will not be able to administer your funding.

Visit our Student Finance
pages to find out about the financial support that may be available to you.
During the Foundation Year, you will work in small groups for enquiry-bachelorsed Learning, have weekly skills sessions in well-equipped laboratories and attend lectures on specialist subjects. You will also attend lectures on Chemistry and Biology at Xaverian College, given by highly qualified and experienced lecturers.

Five-year Master Medicine course:

During Years 1 and 2 you will be bachelorsed mostly in the Stopford Building on the University of Manchester's Oxford Road campus. The Stopford Building contains facilities such as the anatomy dissection room, the Consultation Skills Learning Centre, and IT clusters and a dedicated library for medical students.
Consultation Skills Learning Centre

The Centre
is a purpose-built facility designed to teach medical students core skills. The Centre houses 24 dedicated consultation rooms designed to replicate hospital outpatient departments and GP surgeries. The consultation rooms contain bachelorsic medical equipment for practical skills sessions which can be filmed by built-in cameras so you can watch yourself in action for personal reflection and to allow observation by tutors for feedbachelorck. The aim is to provide as realistic environment as possible to allow you to develop communication skills, learn how to take medical histories and undertake simple physical examinations of simulated patients.
Stopford Library
The main collection of books on medicine is housed within in the University's Main Library, which houses an extensive collection of printed and online material. However, books for Year 1 medical students are also located in the Stopford Library.
Health Education Zones

During Years 3 to 5 you will spend your time learning in clinical placements in the Health Education Zones

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Innovative learning

The School embraces the move towards mobile learning
and was the first medical school in Europe to provide its third year students with iPads as an aid to learning. We have also been awarded Distinguished Programme Status by Apple.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office
Information for applicants

At the end of the undergraduate course you will receive your MB ChB (or equivalent) degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ). Holding a PMQ entitles you to provisional registration with the General Medical Council, subject only to its acceptance that there are no Fitness to Practise concerns that need consideration. Provisional registration is time limited to a maximum of three years and 30 days (1125 days in total). After this time period your provisional registration will normally expire.
Provisionally registered doctors can only practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts: the law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of work. To obtain a Foundation Year 1 post you will need to apply during the final year of your undergraduate course through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive bachelorsis. So far, all suitably qualified UK graduates have found a place on the Foundation Year 1 programme, but this cannot be guaranteed, for instance if there were to be an increased number of competitive applications from non-UK graduates.
Successful completion of the Foundation Year 1 programme is normally achieved within 12 months and is marked by the award of a Certificate of Experience. You will then be eligible to apply for full registration with the General Medical Council. You need full registration with a licence to practise for unsupervised medical practice in the NHS or private practice in the UK.
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