MEDICINE IN THE UK
- April 11, 2014
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Health & Medicine
The medical profession is one of the most essential in modern society, so it stands to reason that medical degrees are lengthy, demanding and altogether among the most challenging and competitive paths to embark upon. Very few other subjects rely so heavily on your confidence in yourself, absolute commitment to the field, and desire to make a difference in real people’s lives.
Those who choose to study medical degrees will need a strong interest in the sciences, along with a passion for helping others – and it’s a combination of these two factors that provides the motivation needed to keep going through the many years of training required to become a fully qualified doctor.
UKCAT (United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test)
Applicants must meet the academic criteria outlined above and achieve a minimum of 500 in each section of the UKCAT test. In addition, a total overall UKCAT score must be met; this is set after the application closing date when the UKCAT results are released.
If English is not your first language while studying, evidence of your proficiency must be dated within the last two years.
- IELTS: 7.0 overall (including 7.0 in written element, and no section less than 6.5)
DURATION OF THE COURSE
The duration of MBBS defers from universities in the UK. Some universities offer it in 5 years and some do offer it in 6 years. Mostly the 6 years course is BSc MBBS while 5 years it’s MBBS.
For students who are not qualified for a direct entry to MBBS can still apply for a foundation year in universities like St. Georges London or Dublin international foundation in Ireland.
You study 9 months for foundation then move for the start your MBBS course.
COST OF THE PROGRAM
The cost of the program for internal students might range and differ from different universities;
- £18,630 (AED 114,750) per annum (year one and two)*
- £32,663 (AED 201,000) per annum (year three to five)*
UNIVERSITIES IN UK
Below are some given universities that offer MBBS in UK
- Brighton & Sussex medical school
- Leicester medical school
- Liverpool medical school
- Manchester medical school
- St George’s university of London
- Glasgow medical school
- Swansea university
- Queen’s university Belfast medical school
- Hull York medical school
- Imperial college
Difficulties in procuring job opportunities after MBBS degree, strenuous work, work dissatisfaction or even change of interest in the course can make one to search for greener grasses. Lots of esteemed job opportunities with excellent pay are available now for those who would look for it, here are some of them listed especially for those awaiting it after completion of MBBS.
- General practice doctor
- Hospital doctor
- Clinical molecular geneticist
- Health service manager
- Health promotion specialist
- International aid/development worker
- Research scientist (life sciences)
- Higher education lecturer
- Management consultant
- Science writer