Now, more than ever, we are aware of the importance of understanding and managing health and disease, as well as the need for the development of new and effective treatments through scientific research.
On our BSc in Clinical Sciences, you will study medical sciences, alongside gaining a foundation in related laboratory and research skills. The course brings together the expertise of two areas where Leicester’s reputation is truly global – Medicine and Biological Sciences. You will learn from our academics who are leading world-class research in areas such as genetics, cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Their research continues to have a real impact on health and wellbeing.
The first two years of this course closely follow our Medicine curriculum. You will get a thorough understanding of areas such as anatomy, physiology, pathology and biochemistry, all with a clinical focus. We have more than 40 years’ experience of medical education here at Leicester, which means that you will benefit from excellent training and you will learn from expert academics and medical practitioners working day-to-day in the NHS in a wide range of clinical disciplines.
Alongside this strong foundation in the medical sciences, you will learn foundation laboratory and research skills. You develop these techniques further in Year 3 by undertaking your own analytical research project. You will receive additional training in cutting-edge medicine through three specialised ‘precision medicine’ modules in your final year which have been specially developed for this course.
You will learn in outstanding facilities. Teaching takes place in our George Davies Centre, a modern building that harnesses the very latest technology and resources for interdisciplinary learning and research. You will also have access to the School of Biological Sciences’ state-of-the-art laboratories for practical sessions and research. You will learn anatomy through full-body dissection in the Medical School’s dissection room; we are one of the few universities that still offers this facility.
If you want to become a doctor, this course offers you the chance to transfer at the end of Year 1 onto Year 2 of our MBChB Medical Degree. (NB. Transfer is dependent on you meeting the academic and entry criteria, and there being places available. There can be up to four Medicine transfer places available each year but there may be some years when transfer places are not available.)
Citizens of Change 100 Scholarship - Anyone holding an offer of a place at Leicester - 50% fee reduction in first year
Science and Engineering International Merit Scholarship - International-fee-paying students applying for an undergraduate degree in the University of Leicester College of Science and Engineering - £3,000 or £5,000 per year
Family Loyalty Discount - Any child, sibling or spouse of a Leicester student or graduate - 10% fee discount
Media, Communications and Sociology International Merit Scholarship - International-fee-paying students applying for an undergraduate degree in the University of Leicester School of Media, Communications and Sociology - £3,000 or £5,000 per year
Music scholarships - Talented musicians/singers at Grade 6 or above - £500
Sports scholarships - Students who compete at regional, national or international level - Facilities, coaching and financial support
ULSB International Merit Scholarship - Students applying for a degree in the University of Leicester School of Business, starting September 2022 or later - £3,000 per year
A-levels: AAB, including Biology/Human Biology or Chemistry plus one other science from Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Further Maths. GCSE: English Language, Maths and either Double Science or Chemistry and Biology - all at Grade B or 6 (see note below)
Access to HE Diploma: Pass Science or Medicine diploma with 45 credits at level three, with distinctions in some subjects.
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with IB with 32 overall including three higher levels subjects at grades 6, 6, 5 including Biology or Chemistry, plus one other science from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths
A ‘gathered field’ approach is used for this course. This will enable fair and equal consideration of all ‘on time’ applications for applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements. Decisions for this course will be made after the UCAS deadline of 29 January. We will aim to have processed the majority of decisions by 31 March.
You will be assigned a score based on your GCSE grades. Applications are then ranked and the highest scoring candidates will be considered for offer.
Other national and international qualifications considered.
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.
Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the University.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 7.5 with at least 7.0 in each component. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
All modules are double modules.
Molecular and Cellular Sciences
Applied Medical and Biological Sciences 1
Body Systems 1
Applied Medical and Biological Sciences 2
All modules are double modules.
Body Systems 2
Body Systems and Applied Medical and Biolgical Sciences 3
Body Systems 4
Applied Medical and Biological Sciences 4
All modules are double modules.
Cardiovascular and Renal Precision Medicine
Respiratory and Cancer Precision Medicine
Analytical Research Project
Starting in 2022
£9,250 in your first year. Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years.
If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.
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