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Applying to study medicine can be a daunting experience. Therefore, we want to make the process as easy as possible, and having all the right information available is the best place to start. These pages are full of information about applying, from academic entry requirements and work experience to your UCAS application and selection centres.


Our graduate-entry only MB ChB is an accelerated programme. Rather than studying for five years, you’ll study integrated modules over a four year period.

Fees and funding
Factfile

Duration: 4 years

Places available: 180 Home/EU and up to 13 International for 2019 entry

Applications received for 2018 entry: 1,500

Minimum entry requirements: 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in any subject

Contact for enquiries: +44 (0)24 7652 4585

Email: pgteam1@warwick.ac.uk

Dates to remember (2019 entry)

UKCAT registration opens: 1 May 2018

WMS Open Days: 18 April 2018, 19 June 2018, 4 July 2018

UKCAT testing begins: 2 July 2018

UKCAT registration deadline: 18 September 2018 at 5:00pm

UKCAT last testing date: 2 October 2018

Warwick Multi Mini Interviews: These will take place on Monday 17 December (afternoon only on this day), Tuesday 18 December and Wednesday 19 December 2018.

Offers made for places: February 2019

Final offers: No later than July 2019

UCAS details

UCAS code: A101

UCAS institution code: W20

UCAS Applications Open: 1 September

UCAS Application Deadline: 15 October

Applications will not be accepted outside of these deadlines.
 

Frequently asked questions:

Here are answers to some common questions asked by prospective students:



What are the course fees?

Tuition fees for the first year of the MBChB programme for Home/EU students for 2018/19 will be £9,250. Fees are expected to rise annually in line with inflation. In year one, graduate-entry students will have to self-fund the first £3,465 of tuition costs. For eligible students, a tuition fee loan will be available from the Student Loans Company (SLC) to cover the difference between £3,465 and the tuition charge of £9,250.

International Fees

For international students the fees for 2018/19 are £21,390 for year 1 and £37,290 for years 2, 3 and 4. For 2019/20 fees will be £22,460 for year 1 and £39,150 for years 2, 3 and 4.
Please note that all students must pay 50% of their fees to register.

For 2018 entry, international fees payable to the University will be as stated; http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/study/ugr/applying/fees, currently £21,390 for year 1 and £37,290 for years 2, 3 and 4.

Importantly, the UK Government has indicated that, “from 2018/19 new international students studying at English universities will be expected to fund their own placements” pg 12; https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/600835/Medical_expansion_rev_A.pdf

This has now been clarified;

“The consultation outlined the Government’s intention to increase domestic supply and charge international students the full costs of their course from 2018-19. Following feedback provided through the consultation, these changes will commence in 2019-20 and not in 2018-19 as indicated in the consultation. This means the Government will continue to fund clinical placements for international students commencing study at English universities in 2018-19 while it undertakes further cross-government work on implementing the change in 2019-20” pg 7 ;

International students looking to start in 2019 are still therefore likely to be required to pay a clinical placement fee in addition to the University fee. This is likely to be at least an additional £10,000 per annum during years 2, 3 and 4 of the course.

We will continue to update this information as we receive updates from the UK Government.


Is there a maximum age limit for applicants to the course?

We do not discriminate on age. We are keen to attract applicants from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our selectors will be looking for evidence of your motivation and preparedness to study.

I have a disability - will I be at a disadvantage?

We do not discriminate against candidates with a disability. Please ask us if you would like to request adaptations to the Selection Centre process. It is important that you get the support you need so we ask you to declare your disability on your UCAS application form.

I'm a current Warwick student. Are there any special arrangements for entry to MB ChB?

All applicants are considered equally, although there are sometimes workshops arranged for Warwick students on applying to graduate entry to medicine. Please contact Warwick Careers and Skills wmscareers@warwick.ac.uk for further details.

Do you offer any places through clearing?

As the MB ChB is a highly popular course and we have a rigorous selection process, we do not offer places through clearing.

Is it feasible to work part-time during term time?

The MB ChB is an intensive course. In year one students have approximately 35 hours timetabled time per week for 30 weeks. From year two onwards students will be required to attend their clinical placement at our partnership trusts which replicates the working week of a medical professional.

What if I have previously been enrolled on a medical degree that I did not complete?

Having previously studied part of a medical degree is not an instant barrier to applying to Warwick Medical School. You must tell us before applying if you fall into this category and any such applicants will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. We will have to carry out background checks to verify the reasons for your previous non-completion and will most likely want to meet with you to further discuss the matter.

We will not consider applications from students who have previously studied medicine and have had to leave the programme of study due to academic failure without successful mitigation (in one or more subjects/modules/blocks), or due the findings of a fitness to practice hearing.

Which hospitals do students train at?

Do you have a period of elective study and when?

In your fourth year, you will have a period of elective study for a minimum of five weeks and up to six.


What support services are available for students?

The University of Warwick's Student Support Services offers advice on disability services, careers advice, counselling support and also deals with student funding.

Do you monitor attendance?

Yes, The University operates a scheme for monitoring the attendance and progress of all students. The GMC requires students to maintain a minimum of 80% attendance.

How are students assessed?

Students are required to complete a formative assessment at the end of each block. Students are given the right to sit summative assessments based on completion of formative assessments, engagement with the programme and attendance. Summative assessments are at the end of year one, end of year two and in the final year.

Can I park my car at the Medical School?

Due to the pressures on car parking capacity on campus it is not possible to provide dedicated parking for students. Students can access Pay-and-Display spaces and Pay-on-Foot car parks. Further information about parking on campus.

Can first year students apply for campus accommodation?

Yes, first year students are normally placed in Tocil with other Postgraduate students. There is also off campus Warwick Accommodation available.