Warwick Medical School

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Warwick Medical School

Established in the year 2000, Warwick Medical School is part of The University of Warwick, a research-led university that is consistently placed amongst the Top Ten in the UK national league tables for teaching and research. Recently it was ranked 5th in the 2013 Guardian University guide.

The school’s 4-year Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB ChB) programme is the largest graduate-entry course in the UK, with a total intake of 170 graduates every year. The programme is challenging but extremely rewarding. It is designed to help students become highly motivated, competent and compassionate doctors, committed to the highest standards of professionalism, clinical practice and patient care.

Students who gain admission into the Warwick MB ChB programme can expect:

First-class training facilities in local hospitals

Emphasis on values-based medicine

Early clinical experience

One to one supervision in clinical placements

Highly qualified and committed faculty with a passion for outstanding student development

Course structure

Educational activities across all 4 years include lectures, clinical skills, case-based learning, experiential learning, small group sessions, and e-learning.

Medical shadowing group shot!Year One includes mostly university-based teaching and integrated clinical exposure in a variety of settings.

During Year Two, you will gradually increase the amount of time you spend learning in health care settings.

In Year Three, you will be able to select an area for in-depth enquiry, depending on your interest.

In Year Four, you consolidate the knowledge and the skills you acquired earlier in the course in a practical clinical context. For 6 weeks during this semester, you will undertake a medical project in a setting of your choice. Most students opt to undertake their electives in a foreign country. This gives them the opportunity to study how medicine is practiced in another environment and to enjoy a different physical, cultural and social experience.

Entry requirements to the Warwick MB ChB programme

WMS accepts students with honours degrees in any subject. You should have achieved or be predicted a 2:1 or a 1st in your bachelor’s undergraduate degree.

In addition, WMS also welcomes applicants who have obtained a Masters degree and/or a PhD. They do not take into account A levels or GCSEs.

International students must have equivalent qualifications and grades to apply to the programme.

There are no age restrictions for applying to the Warwick MB ChB programme. The school has a ‘no age discrimination’ policy. There is also no discrimination against applicants with a disability provided the disability is clearly declared on the UCAS application form so that the appropriate assistance may be offered.

How to apply to the Warwick MB ChB programme

All candidates must apply through the Universities Central Admissions Service (UCAS). Deadline for submission of  application is usually 15th October for admission into the next academic year. Applications submitted by any other route are not accepted.

All candidates must also take the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). Candidates with any disability must take the UKCATSEN. 

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