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Gateway Year to Medicine MB ChB

University of Leeds

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB ChB

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    6 Years

Course summary

At the University of Leeds we know that finding a place to study Medicine can be challenging and very competitive. To help more widening participation applicants enter the field of Medicine, we have launched a new Gateway to Medicine course. This course is therefore designed specifically for students from widening participation backgrounds hoping to take their first steps into Medicine.**Progressing onto our MBChB course**During your first year on the course, you’ll study material to refine your scientific understanding, develop your study skills and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed as the course develops. After successfully completing this Gateway year, including reaching the required grades on the assessment elements of the course, you’ll progress to the five standard years our established MBChB course.**Connect and develop**Our curriculum combines thorough training in the medical sciences with a strong emphasis on experiential learning and communication with tutors, healthcare professionals, patients and service users. You’ll continually build and reinforce your core professional skills, throughout the course.Clinical experience at Leeds is second to none. After progressing from the Gateway year, you’ll have early patient contact and then increasingly build your experience. The diversity of the region and our strong partnerships with the major Leeds teaching hospitals, local acute and regional general hospitals and general practices means that we offer a wide range of placements. We are a recognised leader in patient and carer involvement. Our Patient Carer Community contributes to teaching, learning and assessment, giving our students invaluable insight into the experience of people with a medical condition or disability, and their carers.**Learning and teaching**Our approach to teaching and learning is founded on best educational practice and innovative delivery, from your Gateway Year through to your final years of refining your clinical communication and skills.Outstanding learning resources in our Health Sciences Library and Clinical Practice Centre support your learning, complemented by a range of learning technologies. Early exposure to clinical settings allows you to start developing your consultation and practical skills, and your own style as a doctor. We are one of few medical schools to offer exposure to cadaveric dissection, helping to provide a more authentic learning experience.You’ll be taught by leading professionals, whose teaching is underpinned by world-leading research and educational scholarship. We will encourage you to develop independent learning and research skills through the Research, Evaluation and Special Studies strand which runs throughout the course.The five year MBChB course incorporates student-selected components, elective experience and a 14-month final project to encourage a critical approach to evidence-based medicine.You’ll experience self-directed and group learning, and whether you’re recording your development in your e-portfolio, testing your decision-making in the virtual health community resource or using mobile devices in clinical practice, you’ll find technology embedded in the course.Case-based learning supports you in integrating your growing knowledge with the real patients you meet.Inter-professional learning ensures you develop good leadership and team-working skills with other professional groups.We take the health and well-being of our students seriously. Regular contact with your personal tutor guides your academic progress and personal development, to enable you to achieve your full potential. Course tutors and support staff are all on hand to help. Once you’ve progressed from your Gateway Year you’ll be supported by your fellow-medical students through our

Application deadline

15 October

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

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A level : BBC

including Chemistry or Biology. If Chemistry is not offered then Biology must be offered with either Physics or Maths at A level.


University information

University of Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 35 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    179 74%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%



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