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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 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
  • lectures
  • PBL 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 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 base teaching hospital

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

Year 4

Fully integrated clinical training in base hospital

8 x 4-week rotations to explore clinical specialities

Year 5

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



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

"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


Contact us

Course enquiries

tel: +44 (0)161 306 0211



General undergraduate enquiries

tel: +44 (0) 161 275 2077




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.

Facilities image - CRISPR


Contact us

Course enquiries

tel: +44 (0)161 275 5220



General postgraduate taught enquiries

tel: +44 (0) 161 275 2077



Postgraduate research

Manchester is the ideal place to start or continue your biomedical research career. Access some of the best research facilities in the world right here on campus and work within a supportive and vibrant research community with strong links to local NHS trusts and industry.