MB ChB: Course information

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Full or Part-time: Full-time
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Our MB ChB programme is designed to help you develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and attributes necessary to become a highly professional, safe and competent medical practitioner.

The programme is divided into Phases 1 and 2.

Phase 1 (2 years) is taught at the University and in surrounding clinical environments (Hospital and General Practices). It consists of a series of integrated and interdisciplinary units based around the systems of the body, presented in a clinical context.

Phase 2 (2.5 years) is taught exclusively in clinical environments, building of the foundations of Phase 1 through intensive work with patients and doctors in clinical environments. It consists of a series of themed blocks organised around the systems of the body and the systems of care.

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Curriculum overview

Course Overview Diagram

Molecules, Genes and Disease Tissues of the Body Metabolism Clinical Problem Solving I Clinical Skills Foundation Course Narrative Medicine Musculoskeletal System Mechanisms of Disease Membranes and Receptors Health and Disease in Populations Clinical Skills Foundation Course Cardiovascular System Respiratory System Urinary System Health, Psychology & Diversity Clinical Skills Foundation Course Infection & Immunity Gastrointestinal System Reproductive System Health & Disease in Society Clinical Skills Foundation Course Student Selected Component Clinical Pharmacology Head & Neck Clinical Skills Foundation Course Student Selected Component Nervous System Integrative Clinical Problem Solving 2 Musculoskeletal Care Peri-Operative Care Cardio-Respiratory Care Gastrointestinal Care Mental Health Care Clinical Methods Student Selected Components Special Senses / SSC Cancer Care / SSC Acute Care Child Health Reproductive Health Elderly and Chronic Care Student Assistantships

The A-Level requirements for this course are AAB. Please note that subjects required for A-levels are Chemistry as well as one from Mathematics or Biology.

In the case of applicants who do not have Biology at A-level, they should have studied the subject to AS-level (or equivalent) and achieved at least a grade B. In the case of applicants offering more than three A-levels the Chemistry grade and the two best others will be considered.

Consult our 2018 Entry Requirements Selection document for a list of our entry requirements by country. Please email us on medicine-admissions@buckingham.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)1280 827 546 if your qualifications are not listed in this document or if you have any specific enquiries about entry grades.

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Terms and conditions for prospective students

When you are offered a place at the University you will be notified of the terms and conditions between the University and students on our courses of study. When you accept an offer of a place on the course at the University a legal contract is formed between you and the University on the basis of the terms and conditions outlined in your offer letter. Your offer letter and the terms and conditions contain important information which you should read carefully before accepting any offer. Read the admissions terms and conditions > >

Selection days

Jul 12
Sep 20
Oct 04

In keeping with the Buckingham ethos, the ratio of students to academic staff, clinical educators and patients is kept low throughout Phases 1 and 2.

We will assess your progress rigorously throughout the course so that you, the Medical School and the public can be confident that you are meeting the high standards required of a doctor.

There will be a combination of written examinations, structured clinical examinations and the use of an e-portfolio of evidence of progress, all chosen to make the most valid and reliable test of your abilities.

The other main purpose of the assessment system is to drive the learning of all students, and the Medical School has therefore chosen to place a high weight on educational impact in the design of the assessment system.  The aim is to assess students in ways that will drive deep, contextual and constructive learning that will last into life-long practice.

See the Medicine Curriculum Handbook for further course details, and the Medical School website for more information about the school.

The Student Support Team in the Medical School works closely with clinical staff and Higher Education Thames Valley in Oxford to provide careers advice for each stage of your MB ChB programme.

Through workshops and career education talks we aim to provide all medical students with the resources that you will need to make the right decision in your medical career or in selecting your chosen specialty.

The Student Support Team will assist you in providing advice or guiding you to the most appropriate person to talk to about:

  • Career choice
  • Applying for electives
  • CV checking
  • Interview skills

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The University of Buckingham is a not-for-profit educational charity that receives no government subsidies. Your tuition fees are invested fully into providing a first class medical education and student experience.

Tuition fees for the January 2019 intake will be £36,500 per annum for both EU and overseas students.*

*The University reserves the right to increase course fees annually in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering educational services. If the University intends to increase your course fees it will notify you via email of this as soon as reasonably practicable.

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On-campus accommodation

A typical room in University of Buckingham accommodationWe guarantee on-campus accommodation to all new students for their first four terms of study, as long as it is booked and paid for in good time, so you’re assured of a safe and secure home from home when you arrive at the University. Most new students choose this option.

Living on campus enables you to become involved in University activities, make friends, and integrate with the University community. For some of you this will be your first time in the UK; for others it will be the first time living away from home – and independence brings its challenges as well as its excitements. Whatever your circumstances, we know how important it is for you to feel comfortable in your accommodation.

What’s included?

All our study bedrooms are fully furnished, centrally heated, and connected to the internet. With few exceptions they have a wash basin and small refrigerator. We have a large number of ensuite rooms, and are upgrading more rooms each year. There are shared kitchens for when you wish to cook for yourself.

Find out more

If you’d like to find out more, visit our Accommodation pages or get in touch with our Accommodation Team.

We recommend that all prospective students visit our campus if they are able to, and campus tours include a typical student room. Arrange a tour via your Admissions Officer.