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Study Medicine (MBBS) for Medical Career as a Doctor in the UK

mbbs BWBSEDU   MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) is an undergraduate degree curriculum that prepares a student to build a career in medicine. Medicine/MBBS is one of the most admired careers and competitive courses in the world (including the United Kingdom) to gain entry to. If your grades are of the highest standard, and if you can prove that you have set your goal on studying and working in this field, then applying to study Medicine in the UK is for you. Medicine/MBBS is also known as MB ChB or MB BCh at some UK Universities. The duration of the MBBS program in the UK is 4-6 years including an internship. A wide range of UK Universities offer this program, however, there is a very limited number of places offered to international students by these Universities. The average gross tuition fees range is between GBP 35k to 45k per year in the UK.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Academic requirements – University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). The results will be used as a part of the selection process prior to the screening interview. Further information on UCAT is available at: http://www.ucat.ac.uk – 3 A at A-level, including biology or chemistry or At least 80 % in your 12th standard (scores in Chemistry and Biology are essential in this case as well). English requirements – IELTS score of 7.0 is the academic standard required for undergraduate Medicine.

WHAT IF YOU DON’T MEET THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

There are two alternative ways to get into this field/career-

  1. International Foundation Program leading to MBBS

When a student doesn’t match the entry requirements of a direct entry to MBBS or Medicine degree, Students can go for foundation pathway to medicine programs. Medicine/MBBS with foundation year is a course with the 6-year duration that begins with a 1-year foundation course of science-based teaching. After completion, students can join the standard 5 years medical program. The average cost of the foundation program is around GBP 16k to 23k. Entry Requirements – Completion of standard 12 with good grades – UKVI IELTS 4.5 or equivalent, with no single element less than 4.0

  1. Alternative similar programs

Alternative Medical field-related courses such as Medical Science (BMedSci) Hons, Medical Science (BSc) help to develop skills & Knowledge on how the human body functions, how it will react to diseases and the drugs that are used to treat disease. It helps to gain practical experience of important disciplines of a pathology laboratory & be exposed to current research underpinning our knowledge of disease and its progression. The duration of these courses is 3 years and the gross tuition fees range is between GBP 13k to 20k per year. Entry Requirements – Completion of standard 12 with good grades – IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (with no single element less than 5.5)  

LIST OF UK UNIVERSITIES THAT OFFER MBBS DEGREE COURSES

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Aston University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • Brunel University London
  • University of Buckingham
  • University of Cambridge
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of East Anglia
  • Edge Hill University
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • Imperial College London
  • Keele University
  • King’s College London
  • Lancaster University
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Manchester
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Plymouth
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • University of St Andrews
  • St George’s, University of London
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Sunderland
  • Swansea University
  • University College London (UCL)
  • Ulster University
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Worcester

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

A recognized strong degree and a successful career record are required for graduate Medicine and work experience of one day a week for six months in a hospital, or another healthcare environment is the sort of evidence to intent the medical schools will be expecting and looking for. There are various opportunities globally, UK doctors/ Medicine graduates are recognized worldwide. It is very important to have an understanding of the National Health Service and how it works is also crucial for international applicants. The entry criteria & standards for any medical school are very strict and exacting. The entry interviews for admission can be tough and students should expect questioning on motivation, previous work, personal interests, as well as being able to produce evidence of all previous achievements, including relevant work experience. More than 60 positions medical graduates can move into, there is no shortage of opportunity depending on what area you wish to specialize in. The areas of expertise generally fall into the following categories:- Anesthetics, General Practice, Medicine, Pathology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, etc. To know more, visit this website- NHS Health Careers The average salary of Doctors/Physicians in the UK is 290,000 GBP which is 67% more than what people employed in the health and medical sector get. It is also approximately 56% higher than the average salary for all . To practice as a doctor in the UK, students must register themselves at UK Medical Registrar maintained by GMC. Students would be expected to have good proficiency in English, Show IELTS as proof, show proof of all medical, non-medical and other activities taken up in the last five years or since graduation, a primary medical qualification and proper explanation of year gap in education or medical practice. To know more about the requirements for obtaining this license, visit these websites- General Medical Council, NHS Health Careers Studying MBBS/Medicine in the UK is an excellent career option for any international student. Besides the infrastructure and quality of education in the UK makes it one of the most popular countries in the world to study MBBS. The accommodation and food are of the highest quality as well, apart from various social schemes for international students.   We hope that the above information will help you prepare for the road ahead to meet your dreams of studying MBBS and becoming a doctor in the UK. Please feel free to contact us if you are looking for any help or query regarding your University choice.