Open the door to a rewarding career. Explore your opportunities to work in a number of areas, from public health to clinical research, the food industry to the pharmaceutical sector, on our exciting new degree course. You'll focus on the science that underpins modern medicine. Understand how a healthy human body works, the impact of diseases and how normal function can be restored.
Gain the theory and practical knowledge the medical industries rely on daily, so you can progress in a range of disciplines including, for example, graduate entry medicine. Not only will you acquire essential medical knowledge, you'll also develop the fundamental scientific skills that underpin the investigation, diagnosis and prevention of diseases, including devising treatment regimens. In state-of-the-art simulation suites, you'll experience a range of 'real-life' clinical environments, from an operating theatre to the intensive care unit.
More broadly, this course will help you to identify and solve problems, lead and manage people, and be confident in communicating efficiently. These wider life skills will give you a strong advantage in the employment market as they're highly valued across all sectors.
Our students benefit from a variety of teaching methods. You'll learn in a number of ways which include lectures, interactive seminars and structured group work, led by tutors and peers. You'll tap into our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for 24-access to valuable online materials, such as content-rich study guides. And you'll take part in practical laboratory and clinical skills sessions.
Course Leader: Rudolph Schutte
The skills and understanding you'll require on this course will be well-regarded, not just in the healthcare sector but in many others. In particular, all employers value graduates who can analyse problems and find solutions.
You'll be in a strong position to further your studies in a range of medical disciplines or to pursue a career in the knowledge industries, such as the pharmaceutical or medical technology (MedTech) sectors. You could find yourself in a research and development, clinical trials or sales and marketing role, or on your way to being a scientific officer in the Civil Service.
We'll make sure you're progressing correctly in a number of ways, including multiple choice tests, essays, practical exams, short-answer tests, reflective essays, oral and poster presentations, scientific report writing and independent project work. In the early stages of your degree we'll use the best methods to make sure you gain a solid understanding of all the relevant subject matter. Later on, we'll focus on developing your critical appraisal skills, depth of understanding, and ability to work independently.
Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
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We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
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