Medical Schools

Queen's University Belfast

Medicine at University of Queen's Belfast Medical School

Queen's University Belfast Medicine Overview

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Founded in 1849, QUB Medical School has been training medical students for over 150 years, itself accepting between 250 and 300 students per year. Queen’s provides an intellectually stimulating course through a variety of teaching styles in lectures, tutorials and clinical experience and is the only medical school in Northern Ireland. Having four major teaching hospitals across Belfast alone, Queen’s is an exciting place to study medicine with students experiencing clinical practice in a variety of hospitals, general practice and healthcare settings throughout Northern Ireland from first year onwards.

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Queen's University Belfast Course Structure

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. During the first two years of the degree you learn about the scientific basis of medical practice. Teaching of basic science subjects is integrated with clinical skills training which you acquire through clinical simulation and practice with patients. 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. During the fourth and fifth years you gain further experience in child health, women's health, mental health, cancer, Ageing and Health.

Belfast Medical School Entry Requirements

GCSE

Grade 4 (C) in Mathematics & Physics or in double science. GCSE performance in the best 9 subjects will be scored with 4 points awarded for an A* (grade 9 on the new 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).

A Levels

AAA

IB

36 points Subject requirements: 3 Higher Level subjects are grade 6 include Chemistry and Biology

Scottish Higher

ABBBB Subject requirements: any subjects are accepted

Scottish Advanced

Typical offer: AA (for AAAAA Highers),AAB (for AAAAB Highers), AAA (for ABBBB-AAABB Highers) Subjects required: Chemistry plus one other subject from; Biology/Hu