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Medicine

Entry year
Academic Year 2025/26
Entry requirements
A*AA or AAA + A in a fourth AS-level
Duration
5 years (Full-time)
UCAS code
A100

Queen’s is an exciting place to study medicine with our students experiencing clinical practice in a variety of hospitals, general practices and healthcare settings throughout Northern Ireland from first year onwards.

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences has close ties with the Northern Ireland community as part of its educational, research and outreach programmes. Our ‘Patients as Partners’ make a valuable contribution to the education of medical students, through their participation in the selection of medical students to the programme, teaching sessions, as well as assessments.

Queen’s medical students are welcomed in all of the hospitals within the region and in over 150 general practices. Students comment on the ease of access to high quality clinical teaching.

Our course will provide you with all the opportunities you need to become a caring and compassionate doctor, critical thinker, problem solver and reflective practitioner with excellent clinical skills who values, above all else, service to patients.

MEDICINE DEGREE HIGHLIGHTS

Studying Medicine at Queen’s gives students access to an exciting and innovative School. Key features include:

• Early clinical contact with patients in first year

• Cadaveric dissection, specimens permitting, in state of the art facilities

• Student Selected Components with a wide range of choices throughout the medical curriculum

• Case-based learning in years 1-4 that integrates clinical, biomedical and behavioural science

• Excellent clinical contact in primary and secondary care settings at all levels of the course, 25% of clinical placements in primary care.

• An Assistantship programme in Final year

• Intercalated study options available at Bachelors and Masters Levels

• Opportunities for international travel through the Final Year Clinical Elective and exchange programmes

• World-class interprofessional simulation centre

• Summer Studentship opportunities in leading Research and Education Centres

• Excellent assessment feedback to help you prepare for the Medical Licensing Assessment

Medicine highlights

Global Opportunities

Students undertake a Clinical Elective module at the start of Year 5. Many students take this opportunity to travel abroad to work in a different medical environment. Students often choose destinations in Australia, India, Canada, and several countries in Africa.

Professional Accreditations

The award of the MB BCh BAO degree means that you are eligible to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC).

World Class Facilities

Medical students at Queen’s have access to excellent teaching facilities including a world-class interprofessional simulation centre, anatomy laboratory and a dedicated medical library. Two of the city’s teaching hospitals and several University Research Centres are located close to the University’s Health Sciences Campus.

Internationally Renowned Experts

Many of our former graduates have risen to the top of their fields and include many famous figures – one particularly notable graduate of Queen’s Medical School was Professor Frank Pantridge, dubbed the ‘father of emergency medicine’ and inventor of the portable defibrillator.

Student Experience

90% of students were happy with their teaching (National Student Survey (NSS) 2021). This placed QUB second in the UK overall. Many students are involved in medical based societies at Queen’s, including Scrubs, GPSoc and Students Working Overseas Trust (SWOT). In addition, the University has over 190 clubs and student societies offering the opportunity to medical students to develop their interests and explore new activities.

Further Study Opportunities

Many students decide to undertake an intercalated degree during their undergraduate training. Some take a BSc (taking a year out of the medical programme between years 2 and 3); others, after completion of year 3 of the medical course, enrol on a taught Master’s course. Those presently available within the School include the Master of Public Health (MPH), MPH in Global Health, MSc (Res) in Cancer Medicine, MSc in Experimental Medicine, MSc in Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics, MSc in Clinical Anatomy. There are two additional MSc programmes available for intercalation in the School of Psychology: MSc Applied Developmental Psychology and MSc in Clinical Health Psychology. Further information is available at:
https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/mdbs/Study/IntercalatedDegrees/

Student Testimonials

Course Structure

Introduction

Queen's is an exciting place to study medicine. Key features of our programme include participation in clinical skills in Year 1, integrated case-based learning to facilitate your application of knowledge and skills to clinical practice, cadaveric dissection, specimens permitting, and clinical learning in a wide range of primary and secondary care settings. It is one of the few medical schools in the UK to teach students anatomy through cadaveric dissection, specimens permitting, and does so in a state-of-the-art modern Dissection Suite.

You can choose from a range of intercalated degree options and will have opportunities to participate in research and quality improvement projects. Student Selected Components are offered throughout the programme and there is a strong emphasis on inter-professional team working particularly within the clinical years.

Regular written assessment in the form of ‘Progress Testing’ allows you to track your progress towards achieving the standard required in finals; regular, individualised feedback will help you prepare for the Medical Licensing Assessment taken at the beginning of final year.

Students are introduced to clinical work from the onset and by third year almost all teaching is in the clinical setting. Clinical communication and examination skills training is undertaken in the Clinical Skills Education Centre with our ‘Patients as Partners’ before students move to actual patient contact in the healthcare environment.

In line with the GMCs Outcomes for Graduates, students will have opportunities to experience a range of settings in which patients receive care. In particular, during years 3-5, all students will be expected to undertake at least 2 clinical placements within Belfast and at least 2 clinical placements elsewhere in Northern Ireland. Further details regarding placements will be disseminated following enrolment.

Four 'Double-Helical Themes' weave their way into every module and year of the course. These themes - the DNA of the curriculum - are Global and Population Health, Clinical Science and Practice, Achieving Good Medical Practice and Teamwork for Safe Care.

In final year all students undertake an Assistantship module which aims to ensure that graduates have a smooth transition into their first Foundation post.

Year 1 and Year 2: Foundations for Practice 1 and 2

During the first two years of the degree you learn about the scientific basis of medical practice. You gain knowledge about each body system, focusing on the mechanisms of cellular structure and function. You also study pathology, microbiology, therapeutics and genetics. Teaching of basic science subjects is integrated with clinical skills training which you acquire through clinical simulation and practice with patients.

Year 3: Immersion in Practice

The third year has a greater clinical focus. Classroom-based and clinical teaching takes place in each of the medical and surgical disciplines, which is integrated with therapeutic, pathological and microbiological principles relevant to clinical medical practice in longitudinal clerkships in hospitals and general practices all over Northern Ireland.

At the end of second or third year, students may apply to take a year out of their medical degree to study for an intercalated degree. This extra research focused year will lead to either a qualification at Bachelor or Master’s level.

Year 4 Immersion in Practice 2 and Year 5 Preparation for Practice

During the fourth and fifth years you gain further experience in child health, reproductive health, mental health, cancer, general practice and ageing and health. Integrated teaching between primary and secondary care offers an opportunity for you to consolidate and advance your clinical skills and enhance your clinical and related knowledge. In fifth year, you have the opportunity to undertake an assistantship, during which you complete the range of tasks undertaken by a Foundation Doctor. Professionalism, ethics, communication, teamwork, and related behavioural science are embedded through the Double-Helical Themes.

People teaching you


School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences email: medicaled@qub.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 2450 website: qub.ac.uk/medicine

Learning and Teaching

Queen's University medical school has a long tradition of excellent medical education which is constantly updated in response to developments in medical science and practice. We aim to deliver a high quality course utilising innovative teaching methods and best practice to create a supportive environment designed to enable students to achieve their personal and academic potential. Queen's lays particular emphasis on the development of clinical skills. Students are introduced to patients and their problems from the beginning of the course.

The Queen's medical graduate is a caring and compassionate doctor who is a critical thinker, problem solver and reflective practitioner with excellent clinical skills who values, above all else, service to patients.

Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this course include:

  • Case-Based Learning

    Students work in groups to discuss key cases that form the spine of the integrated curriculum. The group work is facilitated by academic staff and clear learning outcomes are provided.

  • Clinical Placements

    Students have a range of opportunities for clinical experience right from year one. From year three students will have opportunities to undertake placements in hospitals and general practices throughout Northern Ireland.

  • E-Learning technologies

    Information associated with lectures and assignments is often communicated via CANVAS (the QUB VLE) and a designated medical education portal. A range of on-line experiences are also embedded in the degree. In years three, four and five, learning in the clinical environment is supported by live and recorded lectures. An extensive suite of on-line clinical and communication skills training resources is also available. Interactive learning is supported by the use of audience response systems during lectures. Students in clinical years have access to an ePortfolio and mobile app to record clinical learning activities and reflective practice.

  • Lectures

    Introduce basic information about new topics as a starting point for further self-directed private study/reading. Lectures also provide students with opportunities to ask questions and gain some feedback and advice on assessments (normally delivered in large groups to all year group peers). Lectures are recorded and made available on CANVAS.

  • Personal Tutor

    Medical students are allocated a reflective practice tutor for all years. This is to support students in the completion of the reflective practice elements of the course, mentor students during their undergraduate career and signpost to the Queen's support network for advice on academic, financial and wellbeing issues. Students are also assigned an Advisor of Studies and there is a Student Support Lead for each year group.

  • Placement Abroad

    Students may opt to travel abroad to other countries as part of the final year Clinical Elective module.

  • Practicals

    There are practical classes throughout years one and two – these are designed to support learning in the basic sciences. Students will have the opportunity to undertake cadaveric dissection, specimens permitting, during the Anatomy components of the course.

  • Self-directed study

    This is an essential part of life as a medical student. It comprises directed reading, engagement with on-line learning resources, reflection on feedback to date, research and preparation work for assignments. The development of reflective skills is supported through reflective practice tasks.

  • Seminars/tutorials

    Significant amounts of teaching are carried out in groups (typically 8-40 students). These provide the opportunity for students to engage with academic staff who have specialist knowledge of the topic, to ask questions of them and to assess their own progress and understanding with the support of peers. Students should also expect to make presentations and other contributions to these groups.

  • Simulation and interprofessional learning

    Students learn together with future colleagues from nursing, pharmacy and other disciplines, in simulated scenarios that reflect professional life in the healthcare setting. Students have access to a dedicated, large interprofessional simulation suite for student use.

Assessment

Progress tests are used to assess knowledge. Progress Testing allows students to track their development as a learner and provides opportunities for feedback. This approach will help you prepare for the Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) required for registration by the General Medical Council (GMC).

  • Several QUB staff have been involved in the development of the GMC's MLA. Progress testing helps prepare our students for this examination.

    More information on the MLA is available at this GMC webpage:

    https://www.gmc-uk.org/education/medical-licensing-assessment

    Clinical skills are assessed using OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations).

    Project work, presentations and written assignments are used to assess Student Selected Components.

    Detailed information about all assessments is outlined in Handbooks and on the Virtual Learning Environment.
  • Other skills are assessed through a combination of coursework as well as an on-line portfolio of reflective practice and workplace-based clinical learning activities and assessments.
  • Assessment methods (single-best answer questions and OSCEs) are aligned to the GMC's proposed methods in the Medical Licensing Assessment.

Feedback

As students progress through their course at Queen’s they will receive general and specific feedback about their work from a variety of sources, including lecturers, module co-ordinators, placement supervisors, personal tutors, advisers of study and peers. Medical students are expected to engage with reflective practice and to use this approach to improve the quality of their work. Feedback may be provided in a variety of forms including:

  • Formal written comments and marks relating to work that you, as an individual or as part of a group, have submitted. Individualised detailed feedback is given on your performance in progress tests.
  • Face to face comment. This may include occasions when you make use of the lecturers’ advertised “office hours” to help you to address a specific query.
  • Feedback comment from Clinical Supervisors when you are on clinical placement, including feedback on case presentations and workplace based learning activities.
  • General comments or question and answer opportunities at the end of a lecture, seminar or tutorial
  • Pre-submission advice regarding the standards you should aim for and common pitfalls to avoid. In some instances, this may be provided in the form of model answers or exemplars which you can review in your own time.
  • Feedback and outcomes from practical classes.
  • Comments and guidance provided by staff from specialist support services, such as Careers, Employability and Skills or the Learning Development Service.
  • Once you have reviewed your feedback, you will be encouraged to identify and implement further improvements to the quality of your work.

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Modules

The information below is intended as an example only, featuring module details for the current year of study (2023/24). Modules are reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to future changes – revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

  • Year 1

    Core Modules

  • Year 2

    Core Modules

  • Year 3

    Core Modules

  • Year 4

    Core Modules

  • Year 5

    Core Modules

Entrance requirements

Interview

All applicants will be ranked on cognitive performance, and a proportion selected for interview (Multi-mini interview). Interviews will take place between December and March in Belfast for home fee paying applicants. International fee paying applicants will be interviewed online.

In addition, to the entrance requirements outlined below, it is essential that you read our guidance below under Selection Criteria on 'How we choose our students' prior to submitting your UCAS application. This document contains more detailed information on the admission process for Medicine.

UCAT

All applicants are required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) and the results achieved will be used as part of the selection process prior to interview. Further information on UCAT is available at:
http://www.ucat.ac.uk

A-level

AAA at A-level + A in a fourth AS-level subject including A-level Chemistry plus at least one other A-level from Biology/Human Biology, Mathematics or Physics. If not offered at A-level then Biology/Human Biology grade A as a 4th AS-level or grade B as a 5th AS-level. Grade A in the EPQ or Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate or a grade B in a 4th A-level will be acceptable in lieu of the 4th AS-level.
OR
A*AA at A-level including Chemistry and Biology/Human Biology.
OR
A*AA at A-level including Chemistry and either Mathematics or Physics + AS-level Biology grade B.

ALL APPLICANTS

GCSE Mathematics minimum grade C/4 and either GCSE Physics minimum grade C/4 or GCSE Double Award Science minimum grades CC/44 are required if these subjects are not offered at AS-level or A-level.

A maximum of either one Applied A-level or one Applied AS-level will be counted. Please also note that only one Mathematics subject will be counted at A-level (the other would be acceptable as the fourth AS-level). A-level Critical Thinking and both AS-level and A-level General Studies are not acceptable.

In considering applications, GCSE performance in the best 9 subjects will be scored with 4 points awarded for an A* (grade 9 on the 9-1 grading scale), 3 points for an A (grades 7 and 8), 2 points for a B (grade 6) and 1 point for a C*/C (grades 4 and 5). Please note that only GCSEs completed in Year 11 and Year 12 (Year 10 and Year 11 in England and Wales) will be counted for scoring purposes.

For those who have not undertaken GCSE or equivalent level qualifications, then an academic score will be calculated on the basis of school reports.

UCAT will be scored and used in conjunction with the GCSE score to rank for interview. AS-level performance, additional GCSE A grades and other factors may also be taken into account in borderline cases.

Evidence of commitment to medicine, motivation, communication skills and initiative are important.

Irish Leaving Certificate

H1H1H1H1H2H2 including Higher Level grade H1 in Biology and Chemistry + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O3 in Mathematics. Students not offering Physics as part of their Leaving Certificate must have a grade A or Higher Merit in Junior Certificate Science.

For applicants offering Irish Leaving Certificate, please note that performance at Junior Certificate is taken into account when shortlisting for interview.

Graduate

Applications from graduates or those in the final year of their degree are considered and the full academic background is taken into account. The minimum A-level threshold (or equivalent in other qualifications) is either ABB/AAC at first attempt, ie two years post GCSE and prior to commencing degree studies for those with an Upper Second Class Honours in their primary (first) degree, or BBB/ABC at first attempt for those with a First Class Honours in their primary (first) degree or PhD and an Upper Second Class Honours degree in their primary (first) degree. The minimum grades that can be accepted is a grade C with grade B the lowest grade acceptable for A-level Chemistry. Applicants must have an appropriate science background at GCSE and AS-level/A-level or equivalent (see below) and at least a 2.1 Honours classification in their first undergraduate degree, which can be from a wide range of different subjects. A-level Chemistry and at least one from A-level Biology/Human Biology, Mathematics or Physics, plus, if not offered at A-level, then Biology/ Human Biology to at least AS-level (or equivalent) are required. In addition, GCSE Mathematics minimum grade C/4 and either GCSE Physics minimum grade C/4 or GCSE Double Award Science minimum grades CC/44 are required if not offered at AS-level or A-level. Graduate applicants who fulfil these criteria are then scored with their UCAT.

Graduate applicants from a non-science background but who fulfil the conditions in terms of grades achieved at the first attempt (ie in their original choice of A-level subjects) and degree performance will be considered if they undertake the appropriate Science qualifications on completion of their degree.

Transfers from other Medical Schools

Transfers from other Medical Schools are not permitted.

All applicants

1. All students admitted to this degree will be required to complete a Hepatitis B vaccination programme at the Occupational Health Service of the University.

2. Medicine welcomes applications from people with disabilities. All applications will be treated on an individual case basis to ensure that the applicant has the potential to fulfil the demands of professional fitness to practise. Disability will not be considered as part of the selection process, however, it is strongly advised that applicants disclose their disability on their UCAS form and contact the School to obtain further advice. Applicants may also be required to provide relevant information which will be treated in the strictest of confidence. It is important that the University has an understanding of your support requirements to implement reasonable adjustments.

3. As a result of current legislative requirements any offer made will be conditional on a satisfactory criminal history check (Access NI Enhanced Disclosure Check). To enable the University to request this check you will be required to provide some personal information which will be treated in the strictest of confidence and in line with Data Protection Principles. The current cost of an Enhanced Disclosure Check is £33. At the time of printing changes are due to be implemented and relevant procedures and/or costs may change. Applicants will be advised of the relevant requirements at the appropriate time. For international students, a Certificate of Good Conduct or equivalent will be required in lieu of an Access NI check. Additional checks may be required depending on the applicants address history.

4. The degree is subject to the University’s regulations on Fitness to Practise.

5. Applicants will be required to give permission for a check against the Excluded Student Database prior to offers being made. This is a national database which records those who have previously been excluded from professional programmes because of fitness to practise concerns.

6. Selection criteria for Medicine are reviewed annually and therefore you should read the 'How we choose our student' PDF which is available from the link below under Selection Criteria.

More detailed information on applying to Medicine at Queen’s is also available from the School website at www.qub.ac.uk/schools/mdbs/

Please note for 2025 entry the deadline for applications to this degree is 6.00 pm on 15 October 2024 and arrangements should be made to undertake UCAT in advance of this.

Note

All applicants must have GCSE English Language grade C/4 or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

How we choose our students

This is the Admissions Policy Statement for Medicine for 2024 entry. The Admissions Policy Statement for Medicine for 2025 entry will be published during the Summer of 2024.

Download "How we choose our students" PDF

International Students

Our country/region pages include information on entry requirements, tuition fees, scholarships, student profiles, upcoming events and contacts for your country/region. Use the dropdown list below for specific information for your country/region.

English Language Requirements

An IELTS score of 7.5 overall, with a minimum of 7.0 in Speaking and Listening and 6.5 in Reading and Writing, or an equivalent acceptable qualification, details of which are available at: http://go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

  • Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
  • Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

International Students - Foundation and International Year One Programmes

INTO Queen's offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare international students for undergraduate study at Queen's University. You will learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre on campus, and will have full access to the University's world-class facilities.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry.

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Career Prospects

Introduction

At the end of the undergraduate course you will receive your MB BCh BAO degree, which is a Primary Medical Qualification (PMQ). Holding a PMQ entitles you to apply for provisional registration with the GMC. Provisionally registered doctors can only practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts: the law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of work.

On successful completion of the first year of this training period you become a fully registered doctor; however, whichever branch of medicine you intend to pursue, you will be required to undertake further training. For example, to enter General Practice you will require a further three years' training. To become a hospital consultant you may require a further seven years of specialty training. Further information about postgraduate training is available from the GMC website: www.gmc-uk.org

Career outcomes include:

• Consultant working in a hospital (eg Surgery, General Medicine, Pathology, Biochemistry, Dermatology, Microbiology, ENT, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Anaesthetics and Oncology)
• General Practitioner
• Academic Clinician
• Consultant in Public Health Medicine

The NI Medical and Dental Training Agency has close links with the School and provides guidance on careers and the Foundation Programme Application System.

Prizes and Awards

The School has many prizes and awards which recognise achievement at all levels of the programme.

Degree Plus/Future Ready Award for extra-curricular skills

In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Degree Plus/Future Ready Award. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.

Tuition Fees

Northern Ireland (NI) 1 £4,750
Republic of Ireland (ROI) 2 £4,750
England, Scotland or Wales (GB) 1 £9,250
EU Other 3 £36,900**
International £36,900**

** The Northern Ireland Department of Health introduced a mandatory clinical placement levy for all new international medical students commencing study at the University from 2019/20 onwards.

Following a recent review of the clinical placement levy by the Department of Health, the levy will increase to £11,500 for students commencing in the 2024/25 academic year. The levy of £11,500 is payable in each year of study to cover access to clinical placements in the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care system. The clinical placement levy is not included in the tuition fee quoted above and is payable in addition to the fee quoted in each of the 5 years of study.

For students commencing Year 1 in 2024/25, the University will provide financial support in relation to this levy of £11,500 for Year 1 and £5,750 in Year 2. 

Please note, the clinical placement levy is reviewed regularly and is subject to change.

 

 

1EU citizens in the EU Settlement Scheme, with settled status, will be charged the NI or GB tuition fee based on where they are ordinarily resident. Students who are ROI nationals resident in GB will be charged the GB fee.

2 EU students who are ROI nationals resident in ROI are eligible for NI tuition fees.

3 EU Other students (excludes Republic of Ireland nationals living in GB, NI or ROI) are charged tuition fees in line with international fees.

The tuition fees quoted above are for the 2024/25 academic year and are a guide only. In addition, all tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase in each year of the course. Fees quoted relate to a single year of study unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Tuition fee rates are calculated based on a student’s tuition fee status and generally increase annually by inflation. How tuition fees are determined is set out in the Student Finance Framework.

Additional course costs

All home students entering Medicine are required to undergo an enhanced disclosure check with Access NI which costs £33.

International students must provide a certificate of good conduct. It is recommended that students purchase a good quality basic stethoscope (approximately £60). Medical textbooks are generally more expensive than those for other courses. Students are required to purchase 3-4 sets of scrubs for use on placement. Each set costs approximately £25 and is available from the university.

Clinical Skills Attachment Placement: students in years 1 and 2 will be required to attend clinical skills attachments in either GP practices or hospitals once per week. At present students are responsible for travel costs to and from the practice/hospital which will vary depending on the location. A pilot transport-cost contribution scheme funded by the Department of Health is in progress.

Student Selected Component Placement: students in years 1 - 3 are required to complete 5 Student Selected Components (SSC) in total and students will incur travel, accommodation and subsistence costs depending on the availability of SSC choices. Accommodation and subsistence costs for clinical SSCs can be reclaimed.

Hospital Placement Costs: Hospital Placement Costs: The arrangements for Residential Accommodation for students on hospital placements in Years 3-5 are currently under review with the Department of Health for Northern Ireland and may result in considerable change. These new arrangements may result in a contribution for travel being provided in lieu of residential accommodation. Other options for revisions are also being considered which include, but are not limited to, the introduction of travel zones. This may result in changes with regard to who is eligible for free accommodation on hospital placement. Other criteria to manage hospital placement costs may also be introduced to ensure equity across all groups of students. The University will advise of any new arrangements that are agreed, as soon as practicable, to allow you to make an informed decision about your options.

Please note that at present, some Trusts charge a refundable deposit for use of Residential Accommodation.

GP Placement Costs: Students in years 4 and 5 may need to stay in B&B accommodation during their GP attachments, depending on the location of the practice. Accommodation costs can be reclaimed up to a threshold (currently £33.75 per night as at December 2023).

Final Year Clinical Elective: students are required to undertake a 6 week clinical elective during July/August. Students are responsible for arranging this elective themselves. Some students choose to travel overseas for this placement and some choose to travel with a commercial elective provider. It is not mandatory to undertake the clinical elective overseas. All students will incur some travel, accommodation and subsistence costs ranging from an estimated £100 - £5,000 depending on destination and whether or not a commercial elective provider is used. There are a range of competitive travel awards/scholarships available within Queen's which students undertaking electives can apply for. Students returning to the UK from a country with high prevalence TB will be required to have a chest x-ray and complete an Occupational Health questionnaire (approximately £35).

Upon successful completion of the medical degree graduands must become provisionally registered with the GMC in order to take up a Foundation post in the UK. The cost of provisional registration is £90.

All Students

Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.

Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges.

Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs.

If a programme includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding.

Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen.

There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

How do I fund my study?

There are different tuition fee and student financial support arrangements for students from Northern Ireland, those from England, Scotland and Wales (Great Britain), and those from the rest of the European Union.

Information on funding options and financial assistance for undergraduate students is available at www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/Fees-and-scholarships/.

Scholarships

Each year, we offer a range of scholarships and prizes for new students. Information on scholarships available.

International Scholarships

Information on scholarships for international students, is available at www.qub.ac.uk/Study/international-students/international-scholarships.

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How to Apply

1. How to Apply

Application for admission to full-time undergraduate and sandwich courses at the University should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at:
www.ucas.com/apply

2. When to Apply

UCAS will start processing applications for entry in autumn 2025 from early September 2024.

Advisory closing date for Medicine: 15 October 2024 (18:00).

Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

The Institution code for Queen’s is QBELF and the institution code is Q75.

Further information on applying to study at Queen's is available at:
www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/How-to-apply/

3. Terms and Conditions

After an offer is made this will be notified to applicants through UCAS. Confirmation will be emailed by the Admissions and Access Service and this communication will also include Terms and Conditions which applicants should read carefully in advance of replying to their offer(s) on UCAS Track.
www.qub.ac.uk/Study/TermsandConditions

4. International (Non- EU) Students

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL (NON-EU) STUDENTS

Applying through UCAS
Most students make their applications through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) for full-time undergraduate degree programmes at Queen's. The UCAS application deadline for international students is 15 October 2024 (18:00).

Applying through agents and partners
The University’s in-country representatives can assist you to submit a UCAS application. The UCAS application deadline for international students is 15 October 2024 (18:00). Please consult the Agent List to find an agent in your country who will help you with your application to Queen’s University.
www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Applying/

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