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 dissection
- PBL and self-directed learning
- early clinical experience
- personal and professional development
- sport and societies
Discover: teaching and learning
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.
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. These can range 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