This course not only offers the chance to graduate a year ahead of your peers, for those interested in other medical science related careers, it creates opportunities to enter the professional job market early.
You could work in areas as diverse as the medical and allied research institutes, health agency laboratories, bioanalytical medical genetics and forensic units, the pharmaceutical industry and health and safety.
You’ll graduate with a deep understanding of health and disease, as well as technical and transferable skills in a range of specialist areas.
A typical week involves a minimum 15 hours contact time with
You’ll be assessed through a variety of methods, including problem solving exercises, in-class tests, data analysis, practical reports, case studies, extended essays, examinations, research project interim reports, oral examination and dissertation. Practical skills are assessed through coursework assignments, including those in the project module. Data handling skills are assessed by practical reports, problem solving exercises, oral presentations and examinations.
Formative assessments include group activities in tutorial classes, mini-tests and project workshops. You’ll also undertake the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) training during the summer of the first year.
als. Practicals and projects are conducted in the state-or-the art Science Centre, said to be the largest teaching laboratory in Europe.
The formal title of the course is Medical Sciences BSc (Hons). This is what will be shown on the certificate and transcript.
After the course
On graduating, you’ll be equipped for entry to medical school, as well as employment in the medical and allied research institutes, health agency laboratories, bioanalytical medical genetics and forensic units, in the pharmaceutical industry, information services, health and safety and science education.
The analytical skills you’ll develop as a medical science graduate are in demand in non-science-based careers too, such as those in the financial services sector, marketing and company administration.