- A broad and flexible programme, investigating the science underpinning medicine and clinical practice
- Innovative approaches to individual and group learning
- State-of-the-art research, teaching and learning resources
- Worldwide optional professional research training placements
- A vibrant and supportive environment for personal, academic and professional skills development
At present, many scientific discoveries never leave the laboratories in which they are made. At the same time, the needs of front-line clinicians – and their patients – often go unheard by those doing research. This career-focused degree trains you to fill these gaps, and thereby enhance the lives of patients.
Our Medical Sciences degree offers an innovative approach to learning that includes lectures from world-leading experts; supportive small-group learning; internationally renowned e-learning resources; hands-on sessions in research laboratories and clinical settings; inspirational clinician-scientist-patient sessions; and worldwide professional training placements. The curriculum combines contemporary medical science with the professional training required to undertake cutting-edge research.
Career opportunities and employability training run throughout the programme: after your second year, you could choose to take a Professional Training Year (PTY) and spend a year undertaking research at one of the world’s leading universities, find out what it’s really like to work in industry or work in the NHS research environment. This competitive-entry optional year will increase your employability and reinforce your CV.
The programme has been developed in consultation with industry employers, the NHS and academia and provides a firm foundation in the core biomedical and biomolecular sciences, alongside an insight into medical practice and the biotechnologies used to prevent, test and diagnose disorders and treat patients. You’ll develop an integrated scientific knowledge that you can put into practice in a clinical setting and robust research skills, plus creative and inquisitive communication, leadership, critical appraisal and problem-solving skills. These key skills will prepare you for a career helping to progress scientific discovery into clinical and medical practice, ultimately to improve human health.