The BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences programme is designed to prepare students for further study on professional programmes such as graduate entry Medicine, Dentistry or Physician Associate Studies, Masters or PhD studies, as well as creating opportunities for students to competitively apply for careers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries or academia.
Taught at our Burnley campus, this is an accelerated two year programme that provides a unique opportunity for you to gain a scientific degree which is embedded within a clinically-focused curriculum. Staff from both scientific and clinical fields will guide you through your journey, developing key transferable skills and enhancing your understanding of the healthcare industry in order to prepare you as a highly competitive candidate for a range of career options.
Based within the School of Medicine, this programme understands what is necessary for competitive entry into professional healthcare programmes such as graduate entry medicine. A high staff to student ratio allows us to provide you with a nurturing environment in which you can grow.
Full-time: Two years
Burnley (Campus code: A)
Full-time: £11,000 per year (UK/EU)
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BBB preferably from two science subjects and a third academic subject at A2
BTEC: Science DDM
GCSEs: 5 at B or above including English and Maths.
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The course will initially help you to establish a core scientific foundation in the understanding of body systems and their functions using an integrated approach. You will go on to further develop your understanding of physiological and pathological processes, as well as studying the principles of scientific research and exploring patient care, communication and clinical skills. Towards the end of the programme you will have the opportunity to integrate your understanding of the body and pathological processes at a molecular to gross level, and apply it to explain the basis of therapeutic treatments.
To achieve this you will initially learn a core of Anatomy and Physiology together with topics such as Immunology, Microbiology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Haematology, Biochemistry. Later on you will cover more advanced subjects relevant to therapy such as Pharmacology and Molecular Medicine.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
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For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.