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Study medicine at Manchester

145 years delivering outstanding medical education.

Undergraduate medicine

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 1 and develop the skills you need for a successful career in medicine.

Your first year of study

We are the largest medical school in the UK, but have some of the smallest class sizes. This will 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 of study includes:

  • physiology and anatomy classes
  • lectures
  • case-based and self-directed learning
  • early clinical experience
  • personal and professional development
  • sport and societies

Discover: teaching and learning

Medical student undergoing evaluation in hospital training suite

Clinical skills on campus

While you'll pick up much of your clinical experience on placements throughout your course, you'll also have a chance to begin developing your practical skills in our on-campus clinical skills facilities in Years 1 and 2. Watch our video for a virtual tour of our facilities.

Clinical experience

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.

See: clinical experience and placements


Years 1-2

GP and hospital placements

Consultation skills centre

Practice with simulated patients

Year 3

Start assignment at Clinical Education Campus

60% of time in clinical environment, focusing on general medicine and surgery

Year 4

Fully integrated clinical training in Clinical Education Campuses and affiliated sites

8 x 4-week rotations to explore clinical specialities

Year 5

Your final year at your Clinical Education Campus

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.



Student life

We understand that there's more to being a medic than just studying. There are plenty of social activities to get involved in and we offer a range of academic and peer-mentoring support throughout your degree.


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
Minahil Qureshi, MBChB Medicine

"I love that Manchester is the biggest medical school in the UK, so there are lots of people to meet, societies to join and projects to do. The lecturers are super supportive and approachable, and the associated teaching hospitals have doctors who are very passionate about their fields."

Minahil Qureshi / MBChB Medicine


Contact us

Course enquiries

tel: +44 (0)161 529 4577



General undergraduate enquiries

tel: +44 (0) 161 275 2077