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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.

Employability

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

email: ug.medicine@manchester.ac.uk

 

General undergraduate enquiries

tel: +44 (0) 161 275 2077

email: study@manchester.ac.uk

 

 

Taught master’s

Develop specialist clinical skills with our master’s courses in medicine. Benefit from learning in a world-class research environment with close links to local NHS hospitals, ensuring you develop the knowledge and practical skills you need to enhance your career in medicine.

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.