Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

MB BS Honours

MB BS Honours

R/721/6/0046 (5 Years with study opportunity in the UK in 4th year)

Course Overview

The NUMed Malaysia five-year MB BS programme is identical to that of Newcastle's UK provision. It will provide a general medical education, suitable for all types of doctor and serve as the foundation for later career specialisation. This page gives you an overview of the MB BS programme.

Our MB BS Honours programme is an integrated five-year undergraduate medical course.

The Newcastle UK MB BS programme is recognised by:

Our programme is equivalent to the one delivered at our Medical School in the UK. Following successful completion of the programme you will be awarded the degrees Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS) by Newcastle University, UK.

All five years of the MBBS programme are delivered in Malaysia. However, there are opportunities during the fourth year of the course for some study at our Medical School in the UK.

You may also have the opportunity of studying for an extra year in the UK for an intercalated research qualification at either the Bachelors or Masters level. See the intercalation section for more details.

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Programme aims

We produce graduates who are fit to practice as doctors in line with the professional standards set by the General Medical Council, UK and Malaysian Medical Council.

During your studies you will gain all that is required to prepare you for clinical practice as a pre-registration house officer. What you learn with us will help you to develop your future career.

Newcastle University UK is a modern university with a rich heritage dating back to 1834. The reputation and popularity of the University is underpinned by the high-quality teaching and learning experience and the research opportunities available to students.

Reputation and ranking

Reputation

Newcastle University Medical School is a world leading collaboration of research scientists, medical doctors and teaching professionals with a reputation for innovation and excellence for both research and teaching.

Our MB BS and BSc (Honours) Biomedical Sciences programmes are consistently two of the most highly regarded courses of their type in the UK.

Ranking

In 2015, Newcastle University was confirmed as one of the leading universities for medicine in the world by the Leiden Ranking. It places our Faculty of Medical Sciences in the Top 50 in the world for biomedical and health sciences.

We are among the best British universities for medicine in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and The Complete University Guide 2018.

We ranked 7th in the UK for overall student satisfaction, with a score of 95% in the National Student Survey 2016.

Our research ranked 9th overall in the UK in the ‘Clinical Medicine’ category (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

We're also in the top 150 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

History and quality

History

While NUMed Malaysia was only established in 2009, the history and heritage of the University in the UK dates back to 1834, when a School of Medicine and Surgery was first established in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Find out more about Newcastle's history.

Quality

Newcastle has become one of 18 universities in the world, and only two in the UK, to achieve five plus QS Stars from QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the first international assessment of its kind. More than 150 universities in over 35 countries have now signed up to the QS Stars rating system

Find out more about Newcastle University's quality.

Course Details

Medicine is concerned with the training of knowledgeable, caring, competent and skilful professionals, who understand health and disease. Our curriculum is designed to provide a general medical education and a foundation for your later career specialization.

A practical approach

The Newcastle MB BS course is a integrated programme which is hands-on. We develop your clinical skills from the outset, and you meet real patients early in the course.

The programme features supervised study projects. These introduce you to clinical research methods and allow you to study topics of your own choice in depth. You will also develop the key skills of:

  • communication
  • information handling
  • reflective practice 
  • decision making
  • attitudes required for professional practise as a doctor

Entry Requirements

Examinations and grades

Students who have completed SPM, O-Level, or equivalent programmes must first complete a recognised pre-university qualification as a basic requirement for entry to an undergraduate degree at NUMed Malaysia.

Applicants offering qualifications other than those listed below should email us to check if their qualifications are acceptable or not.

Whatever pre-university qualifications you offer, they should include the science subjects Biology, Chemistry, and Physics/Mathematics at a level equivalent to A-Level, International Baccalaureate Diploma or STPM.

A UKCAT result is currently not required for entry to NUMed Malaysia. The entrance requirements below apply to 2019 entry.

Interview

Once we have considered your application and you are pre-selected, you will receive a letter of invitation to attend an interview.

Interviews will take place from January onwards each year for the following September entry.

Interviews will be held at the NUMed Malaysia campus in Johor, and in other centres within Malaysia.  This includes in Kuala Lumpur and in East Malaysia. In certain circumstances, we can arrange for the interview to take place elsewhere, including in the UK.

The interview, conducted by two trained selectors, will last approximately 30 minutes.

The interview format is designed to confirm whether you have the aptitude, motivation and personal qualities to succeed as a medical student in NUMed Malaysia, and as a potential doctor of the future.

At interview you will be assessed and graded under the following main categories:

  • motivation
  • reflection on care and role of the doctor
  • empathetic and ethical reasoning
  • critical thinking
  • communication skills

Selectors will expect you to show some insight into your personal attributes, the learning that has resulted from your previous experiences, and an understanding of the relevance of these factors to a career in medicine.

Within one week of your interview, you will receive a letter of outcome. This will inform you if you have been successful in obtaining a place to study medicine at NUMed Malaysia.

Careers

Upon successful completion of the entire programme you will be awarded Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS) Honours, which will be conferred by Newcastle University UK.

Fees & Funding

The overall cost of obtaining Newcastle University medical degrees in Malaysia is around 40% less than the cost of obtaining the same degrees in the UK.