a100 - Medicine MBBS

Medicine and Surgery MB BS Honours

UCAS Code: A100 (5 Years)

Course Overview

Medicine at Newcastle is consistently one of the most highly regarded medical degrees in the UK.

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At a Glance


UCAS Institution Name and Code

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Degree Awarded
MB BS Honours

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Course Duration
5 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA
IB: 38 points

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Our MB BS degree uses an integrated case-led teaching approach.

From the very start of your degree, you will receive clinically focused teaching from our highly trained staff.

This helps you develop core medical knowledge, professional behaviour and clinical competence through:

  • a varied menu of early clinical experience
  • contact with patients and visits to GPs and hospitals
  • skills development in our dedicated Clinical Skills Laboratory

In years 1 and 2 you will study key subject areas including medical sciences, clinical skills, ethics and professionalism. We use a series of clinical cases to contextualise your learning.

In years 3 to 5 you'll gain significant clinical experience through placements in the region. This develops your specialist knowledge, skills and professional behaviour, preparing you for your future career. 

We are a Regional Medical School and have partnerships with Durham University and the Northern Region NHS. The large patient population (3.5 million) means you will have access to excellent training opportunities.

Highlights of this degree

Student profile

I really enjoy the early clinical experience, including GP visits, hospital visits, and projects with patients from the community, which allow us to learn early on how to interact with patients in a professional manner and see the relevance of what we're learning.

Danyal, Medicine and Surgery MB BS Honours
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Course Details

The course is delivered over 5 years:

  • Years 1 and 2 use integrated case-led teaching to help you build a solid foundation for clinically based learning
  • Years 3, 4 and 5 include significant clinical experience and place further emphasis on professional development, student choice, and hospital- and community-based medicine

We have a partnership with Durham University which means you can apply to spend years 1 and 2 either at Newcastle University or at Durham University’s Queen’s Campus in Stockton.

On completion of year 2, all students are integrated into a single common pathway for years 3, 4 and 5.

All graduates receive an MB BS degree from Newcastle University and are normally eligible to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC).

If you are allocated a place at Durham University (Queen’s Campus, Stockton), you will be registered with Durham University for the first two years of your degree.

This means you will be eligible for the support offered by Durham University, but will not be eligible for Newcastle University-specific financial support for the first two years.


Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered.

Additional entry information beyond specific grades for this programme is provided under ‘Important Information for All Students' below.

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.


Medicine and surgery careers

After completing your University degree, you are normally entitled to provisional registration with the GMC with a licence to practise, subject to demonstrating to the GMC that your fitness to practise is not impaired.

Once you have successfully completed a year as an F1 doctor in a two-year Foundation Programme you should gain full registration. This is followed by a further year of generic training.

On successful completion of your second year, all doctors will have achieved the same basic competencies before going on to select their speciality of choice (www.mmc.nhs.uk), either as a doctor in hospitals, or as a GP.

All doctors, regardless of their speciality, must continue learning throughout their career, and our degree has been designed with this long-term aim in mind.

Find out more about the career options for Medicine and Surgery from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2013/14.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

More than three quarters (77%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate-level position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding



Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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