MB ChB Medicine

University of Buckingham    Medical School

Full time January Other 4.5 years
Medicine (26)

About the course

About our MB ChB Medicine 4.5-year degree programme

Our MB ChB Medicine 4.5-year degree programme is designed to train highly ethical, honest and compassionate doctors who will put the patient first. The Medical School received General Medical Council (GMC) accreditation in May 2019.

The course is divided into Phases 1 and 2.

Phase 1 consists of a series of integrated and interdisciplinary units mostly based around the systems of the body and presented in a clinical context. By the end of Phase 1, our students will be able to communicate effectively with patients, examine them clinically, and have a sufficient understanding of how the body works in health and disease to embark on full-time clinical work.

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Entry Requirements

A-levels: applicants should have (or be likely to obtain) a minimum of grades ABB, including Chemistry or Biology.
For country-specific requirements, please see our Entry Requirements Document: View Website


January 2025 entry

UK: £40,000 per annum
International: £45,000 per annum

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Buckingham


Student Profile

Paras Agarwal

Graduated in 2020

I decided to become a doctor when a family member became ill with cancer. I knew I wanted to go to a Medical School where there was really good student support, as that’s important to me. I chose to study at the University of Buckingham because it’s well-known for high student satisfaction and the staff to student ratio is really good.

When I attended one of their Open Days, the campus had a very community feeling. It’s quite a small university, so that means everyone knows each other, which was really good for me; it made me feel like I was at home even though home is actually thousands of miles away!

One of the amazing things about Buckingham is that in Phase 1 (the first two years of training) they integrate classroom-based lectures and lab sessions with teaching at the hospital. You have regular clinical placements, so there is patient contact from day 1. We had placements at the hospital for clinical skills teaching which was coordinated with what we had been learning at the university. We would practice skills a couple of weeks before on campus and then put them into practice on real patients at the hospital. That made the learning come to life! When you have carried out a procedure on a real patient, you retain that information a lot more effectively. During placements, you get lots of feedback from the patients and from the consultants who have been observing you. This helps prepare you for your OSCEs (assessments) at the end of each term.

Buckingham uses small group teaching to ensure every student is supported with their learning. The 8 of us in my group worked together for the entire two-years of Phase 1. We formed a close bond and supported each other throughout this initial period of study.

For my Phase 2 training (junior and senior rotations), I chose to go to Milton Keynes University Hospital. They have a really well-resourced academic centre, lots of study space and computer stations. Also, from undertaking clinical placements there, I already knew the consultants. The training was very intense. All the modules were challenging, but Buckingham prepares you really well.

The University of Buckingham Medical School provides really good support and phenomenal teaching! I placed in the top percentile in all of my exams. I know I am ready to take the next step.

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