Degree Type & Length: 5 Years
UCAS Code: A100
University Code: E84
Is UKCAT needed? If so, how is it assessed? Yes
Applicants: 1400-1800
Interviews: 450
Offers: 220
Places: 130
Academic entry requirement:

A*AA-AAA; IB:38-36

Required subjects

GCE AL Biology and Chemistry at grade A or IB Biology and Chemistry at HL6. General Studies is not included in any offer.

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Medical School Contact Information: T: +44 (0)1392 725500
Course Structure:

Years 1 and 2 

For your first two years you will be based at the St Luke’s Campus, Exeter, and you will experience university life to the full. The curriculum in the first two years is based on the human life-cycle, with emphasis on acquiring core knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours, and relating this to patients.

Years 3 and 4 

The third and fourth years of the programme are delivered in locations across the South West. You will rotate through a series of hospital and community placements in six pathways of care, which provide extensive experience of a wide range of clinical settings.  Your learning is centred on patients and will continue to develop your problem solving skills and increase your experience with the widest possible array of clinical scenarios.

Year 5 

In your fifth year, you will learn the job of medicine and start to develop your understanding of principles of practice in the NHS. You’ll undertake a series of apprenticeship attachments in hospitals across the South West. At this stage you will have developed the personal and learning skills required to analyse and evaluate patients’ conditions and to suggest forms of clinical management. You’ll also take a Student-Selected Elective which may involve clinical or research placements, or a combination of both. Many students take this opportunity to see the practice of medicine in another part of the world.

Foundation Year 

At the end of the undergraduate programme you will receive your BMBS degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ). This entitles you to provisional registration with the General Medical Council. 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 degree through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis.

Intercalated Degree 

You may wish to interrupt your studies for 12 months to undertake an intercalated programme of study between years four and five. This is where you would undertake 120 credits of another degree programme (usually the final year of an undergraduate degree or a postgraduate qualification). It is up to you whether you study something which is related to medicine or not; the direction in which you choose is up to you.

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