University College London, University of London logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 11.9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 28.3k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 289pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    A programme which fuses science with medicine, enabling graduates to translate scientific advances into clinical practice. Students learn to understand both science and the foundations of medicine, including the mechanisms of disease and how diseases are treated. Graduates are empowered to work at the highest levels within the biomedical sciences.

    • This degree provides students with a solid foundation of medicine and science through exposure to a variety of different disciplines in year one. A professional placement is integral to year three.
    • This fusion of basic and clinical science will enable graduates to work at the highest levels in biomedical research, the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, clinical trials, hospital management, public health, nutrition, etc.
    • Sessions to enhance creativity and inventiveness and to develop team work are incorporated throughout, as are inspirational talks by external speakers on science, medicine and the arts.
    • This programme will produce innovative and inventive graduates, with the capability and insights needed to make groundbreaking scientific discoveries with true clinical applications, and to make a greater impact in the biomedical world.

    In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

    Year one is demanding, covering the foundations of human biology and medicine. The core modules provide an understanding of human health and disease. Teaching of biochemistry, physiology and anatomy is integrated within each organ system. You will be mostly based at UCL?s Royal Free campus in Hampstead, North London, and taught by world-leading scientists and clinicians. You will be enrolled into one of four 'houses', which compete for points in various events, both fun and academic, including invention activities and a Dragon?s Den scenario.

    In year two, you will take five compulsory modules. There are a wide range of optional modules, of which you will select three; this flexibility enables you to choose your own route within the biomedical sciences: biomedical entrepreneur, clinical trials, infection, or regenerative medicine and nanotechnology.

    Year three follows a similar pattern, with modules built around a solid applied medical science core. You can tailor a programme that suits your needs and aspirations, with core skills to give you strengths to pursue a career you enjoy. You will also have a one-month professional placement and be engaged on a research project.

    Year 1

    Core or compulsory module(s)

    • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function in Health and Disease
    • Data Interpretation and Evaluation of Science
    • Foundations in Health and Disease
    • The Gut, Liver and Drug Metabolism
    • Infection, Inflammation and Repair
    • Kidneys, Hormones and Fluid Balance
    • Student Selected Component

    Optional modules

    You will select one of the following:

    • Functional Anatomy and Medical Imaging
    • Principles of Pathological Science

    Year 2

    Core or compulsory module(s)

    • Key Laboratory Skills
    • Molecular Basis of Disease
    • Musculoskeletal and Nervous System
    • Pharmacology and Drug Action
    • Statistics for Medical Scientists

    Optional modules

    You will select three of the following:

    • Cancer Biology
    • Infection
    • Innovation Management
    • Introduction to Applied Genomics 
    • Introduction to Clinical Trials
    • Physics of the Human Body
    • Special Topics in History and Philosophy of Science: Applied Medicine and Society
    • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

    Plus modules from other UCL departments as appropriate.

    Year 3

    Core or compulsory module(s)

    • Professional Placement
    • Research Methods
    • Research Project

    Optional modules

    You will select three options from 20 modules within the following areas:

    • Cancer
    • Clinical Trials
    • Infection and Immunity
    • Innovation
    • Pharmacology
    • Regenerative Medicine

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    A levels

    Grades AAA-AAB

    Subjects Biology and Chemistry required.

    GCSEs English Language and Mathematics at grade B. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required.

    IB Diploma

    Points 36-38

    Subjects

    A total of 17-18 points in three higher level subjects including Biology and Chemistry, with no score below 5.

    • Successful completion of one year of a Bachelor Degree or Specialist Diploma at a Russian university recognised by UCL, with an average of 4.5/5.
    • Study must contain subjects relevant to the programme of study at UCL.

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    • Standard level: Score of 92 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
    • Good level: Score of 100 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
    • Advanced level: Score of 109 overall 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening

    British Council International Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Version)

    • Standard level: Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests.
    • Good level: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.
    • Advanced level: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.

    Scholarships

    • Bader Bursary
    • UCL - United World Colleges and International Student House Scholarship (UCL - UWC/ISH Scholarship)
    • UPCH Progression Scholarships
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