If you are interested in applying to Medicine at a later date, please note that UCL itself does not have a graduate entry to the MBBS programme, so whether a student has already completed an undergraduate degree, or whether he/ she is applying straight from school, the point of entry would always be MBBS Year 1.
The MBBS programme at UCL is normally a 6 year programme, but students who have already successfully completed an undergraduate degree can complete the programme in 5 years. Please see the fact sheet for students who wish to apply to UCL Medical School as graduates: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medicalschool/undergraduate/mbbs-admissions/faqs/grad.pdf
For more information on the entry requirements for the MBBS programme at UCL, please see: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medicalschool/undergraduate/mbbs-admissions/entry-requirements
For any further information on entry requirements to study Medicine at UCL, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only a few universities in the UK offer a graduate entry programme to Medicine and the number of these programmes is likely to decrease, so it may not be worth applying for Applied Medical Sciences - or any other undergraduate degree programme - with the plan to proceed to Medicine through the graduate route.
You should check directly with the institutions who do offer graduate entry Medicine to see what they can tell you about future prospects for that option. If you are keen to apply for Medicine on completion of Applied Medical Sciences – or on completion of any other undergraduate degree programme - then it is worth keeping in mind that you will not be eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan and maintenance grant for this second degree.
However, you will still be entitled to apply for a maintenance loan for living expenses and other supplementary grants such as the Parents' Learning Allowance, Childcare Grant (for registered childcare), Disabled Students' Allowances and Adult Dependants' Grant. Please see https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance
I'm not sure I have the grades to apply, what should I do?
In the first instance you should contact us in the Applied Medical Sciences administration team: contact us
We may redirect you to UCL admissions who might be able to provide more information: UCL Admissions
What is the difference between applying for the BSc and MSci?
Applied Medical Sciences can be taken as a 3-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) course, or a 4-year Undergraduate Masters (MSci) course, both are honours programmes. The MSci is identical to the BSc but includes an additional year of more independent, Masters' level study. For UK students, the MSci should be fully eligible for student finance in the same way as the BSc, subject to meeting the usual conditions.
If you have any queries around which qualification is right for you, or around the funding implications of such a decision, please get in contact. More details on the programme of study in year 4 of the MSci will be forthcoming, but again we are happy to speak to you if you have any particular questions about what the fourth year will be like.
What is the difference between Applied Medical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences?
The first year of Applied Medical Sciences (AMS) mirrors quite closely to the Year 1 MBBS, including a lot of anatomy, physiology etc, more so than Biomedical Sciences.
Both AMS and Biomedical Sciences students will focus on practical and laboratory skills during their studies.
However because of the amount of input in both content and teaching from clinicians and clinician scientists during the AMS degree programme, AMS graduates will be in a position to communicate with clinicians in their own language. This will put them at an advantage in the workplace.
Can I come and meet with you?
We run regular Open Days for applicants prior to January and for those that have received offers from February. Our next Open Day is in June 2015, if you would like to attend look out for details on this website or contact us.
We can also arrange individual meetings for students who are based overseas or in different parts of the UK where you can talk to the directors as well as other members of the team and have a tour of the campus.
Will I get to spend much time at the Bloomsbury Campus?
Most of the first year is based at the Royal Free Campus in Hampstead, but you will have some practicals based down at Bloomsbury and will be welcome to join in with student life as normal at Bloomsbury.
In the other years there are more modules based on the Bloomsbury Campus so you are likely to be split between the two sites somewhat.