Undergraduate

a101 - Medicine MBBS (accelerated)

Medicine and Surgery (Accelerated Programme) MB BS Honours

UCAS Code: A101 (4 Years)

Course Overview

This four-year accelerated programme is designed for graduates of any discipline who wish to train as a doctor, and others whose prior professional experience qualifies them for entry.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
A101

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
MB BS Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Opportunities
Professional Accreditation

Our accelerated degree enables you to complete the syllabus of years 1 and 2 of our five-year programme in one extended academic year (45 weeks).

During year 1, you learn through case-led teaching, with clinical cases used to ensure a problem-first, task-based focus.

You are allocated to a small study group, led by a senior medical tutor who provides support and guidance throughout the year.

Following completion of the extended year 1, you are integrated into a common pathway alongside undergraduate students on our five-year course.

Medicine at Newcastle is consistently one of the most highly regarded medical degrees in the UK. The excellence of our programmes has been confirmed by the General Medical Council (GMC).

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

The accelerated programme is four years long. 

  • Year 1 spans 45 weeks: your course of study will provide you with an experience separate from, but equivalent to, years 1 and 2 of the five-year MB BS course.
  • Years 2, 3 and 4 are the same as years 3, 4 and 5 of the five-year programme. They include significant clinical experience and place further emphasis on professional development, student choice, and hospital- and community-based medicine.
 

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.

Careers

Medicine and surgery careers

After completing your University degree, you are 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

 

Apply

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

UCAS buzzword

Ask your teacher or adviser from your school or college for the UCAS buzzword. You need the buzzword when you register on the Apply system. This makes it clear which school or college you are applying from.

All UK schools and colleges and a small number of EU and international establishments are registered with UCAS.

If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

Making your application

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Application decisions and enquiries

Find out more about our admissions process and who to contact if you need help with your application.