Challenge yourself to become the best doctor you can with a rewarding degree at one of the country’s largest and most innovative medical schools. Get clinical experience from year one and develop the skills you need for a successful career in medicine.
Your first year studies
We are the largest medical school in the UK but have some of the smallest class sizes to ensure you get the support you need throughout your degree. You’ll learn using a range of methods; from hands on practicals to small group work.
A typical first year includes:
- physiology and dissection
- PBL and self-directed learning
- early clinical experience
- personal and professional development
- sport and societies
Discover: teaching and learning
You’ll get experience in a range of clinical and community environments. From day one of your course, you’ll begin to apply your learning to real-life situations, preparing you for the journey from classroom to clinic.
GP and hospital placements
Consultation skills centre
Practice with simulated patients
Start assignment at base teaching hospital
60% of time in clinical environment, focusing on general medicine and surgery
Fully integrated clinical training in base hospital
8 x 4-week rotations to explore clinical specialities
Your final year in your base teaching hospital
Enhance your studies
Studying medicine at Manchester can open the door to a world of opportunities; from discovering your passion to learning more about research, and possibly even travelling abroad.
"The option to study in Europe drew me to Medicine at Manchester. Now I am about to move to Paris for my first job as a junior doctor."Sara / Medical student
Manchester medics are highly sought after by employers.
In 2017, 100% of all eligible final year students were offered UK Foundation Programme posts. (Source: UK Foundation Programme Office)
"The course has equipped me with the skills to approach difficult scenarios and difficult situations in my day job."Umair / Junior doctor
Apply for medicine
If you’re ready to apply to medicine at Manchester, here’s what you need to know.
"I was drawn to Manchester because it has good resources and lots of opportunities to do research. There are many hospitals and a large patient population in contrast to a lot of medical schools, which are much smaller and less specialist."Rory Tinker / MBChB Medicine
In the medicine section
Taught master’s in medicine
Whether you want to gain specialist knowledge in a specific area, brush up on your skills as a scientist or go into research, we have a taught master's course in medicine for you.
Manchester is home to both one of the largest medical schools in the UK and top researchers working at the forefront of the medical field.
We offer postgraduate taught courses covering a wide range of disciplines for students from both medical and non-medical backgrounds.
A wide range of specialisms
Our specialist courses cover experimental, occupational, aesthetic and musculoskeletal medicine, as well as paediatric anaesthesia and medical education. You will benefit from the input of educators based in hospitals and specialist NHS services in Greater Manchester.
"...there was always an ethos of setting the bar high and overcoming all obstacles."Thomas Fathers / PGDip Physician Associate Studies
Start your research training
We offer master's courses that are designed to help you prepare for PhD study and a career in medical research, giving you a head start if you want to become a research scientist.
"Several modules in the course also help to develop more generic skills such as critical appraisal of literature and evidence as well as research methods to help improve clinical practice and evidence based learning."James Garbarino / Paediatric Anaesthesia MSc
Access unique facilities
Depending on your area of interest, you'll have access to world-leading facilities such as our Genome Editing Unit, which is the only UK core facility that both uses CRISPR-Cas9 and trains others to do so.
Students on our clinical courses will benefit from Manchester's close links to local NHS hospitals, with the opportunity to explore real-life clinical scenarios as part of your studies.
- Advanced Clinical Practice - Paediatric Anaesthesia (PGCert)
- Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (MSc)
- Clinical Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine (MSc)
- Experimental Medicine (Cancer) (MRes)
- Experimental Medicine (Dermatology) (MRes)
- Experimental Medicine (Hearing Health) (MRes)
- Experimental Medicine (Musculoskeletal) (MRes)
- Experimental Medicine (Respiratory) (MRes)
- Occupational Medicine (MSc)
- Physician Associate Studies (MSc)
- Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine (MSc - blended learning)
- Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine (PGCert - online)
Courses for NHS scientists
- Cancer Biology and Radiotherapy Physics (MSc)
- Clinical Biochemistry (MSc)
- Clinical Immunology (MSc)
- Health Data Science (MSc)
- Health Informatics (MSc) [jointly awarded by UCL and Manchester]
- Medical Imaging Science (MSc)
- Medical Microbiology (MSc)
- Molecular Pathology (MSc)
- Occupational Hygiene (MSc)
Medical research courses
- Cancer Research and Molecular Biomedicine (MSc)
- Cardiovascular Health and Disease (MRes)
- Evidence Based Healthcare (MSc)
- Genomic Medicine (MSc)
- Medical Sciences (MRes)
- Oncology (MRes)
- Precision Medicine (MSc)
- Public Health and Primary Care (MPH / MRes)
- Reproduction and Pregnancy (MRes)
- Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine (MRes)
- Medical and Health Education (PGCert)