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Students are assessed both formatively and summatively across all 4 years of the course.

Formative assessments help to inform learning and are normally placed at the end of each teaching block.

Summative assessments inform progression and take place at the end of year 1, end of year 2, and in year 4. The summative examinations consist of both a written and clinical element.

In addition, students must evidence engagement with the programme which includes demonstration of both academic and professional development, as well as clinical procedures and a minimum attendance requirement.

Graduating students will receive a Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery. The final degree is unclassified. Awards of ‘with honours’ are based on a criteria determined by the Board of Examiners.

Medical Licensing Assessment – The MLA will create a demonstration that anyone obtaining registration with a licence to practice medicine in the UK has met a common threshold for safe practice. UK medical students graduating in the academic year 2024-25 will need to pass the MLA as part of their medical school degree, before they can join the medical register. The MLA is a two-part assessment made up of an applied knowledge test (AKT) and a clinical and professional skills assessment (CPSA). The MLA will test what doctors are likely to encounter in early practice and what’s essential for safe practice. The MLA will be part of the requirements for your degree, if you pass the MLA but don't meet the other requirements set by your medical school for your degree, you won’t be able to graduate. You can find out more about the MLA for UK students at