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Ulster University have newly instituted a medical school in Northern Ireland. Theuniversity, with its already well-established foundation in Health Sciences, hopes torespond to the growing demand for medical professionals that has resulted from theCOVID-19 pandemic. The new course is presently only accepting postgraduate students onlywith a 2.1 and is due to begin for the 2021/22 academic year.
The medical course is a four-year integrated programme with clinical exposure takingplace throughout the course which includes altogether 83 weeks of placements in GPs,hospitals and other healthcare institutions across Northern Ireland.
Entry requires applicants to have at least a 2:1 Honours Degree or a Mastersqualification (in any subject). Applicants must also sit the Graduate Medical SchoolAdmissions Test (GAMSAT) and score above the cut-off mark.
The tuition fee is £4,530 for NI/ROI students, £9,250 for GB students and £37,000 forinternational students. The university also offers Medical Education Scholarships foreligible students.
Ulster university is partnered with St George’s, University of London medical school,who have decades of experience in medical education, and the two universities areworking side-by-side to bring the level of education delivered at Ulster to the higheststandard.
The programme aims to take a problem-based learning (PBL) approach to teaching with afocus on the importance of multidisciplinary teamwork and integrated healthcare. Thecourse offers students experience in a multitude of specialities including paediatrics,obstetrics and gynaecology, palliative care, surgery, psychiatry and much more. Theprogramme also offers students the opportunity to undertake Student-Selected Components(SSCs) to expand their learning into wider areas of Medicine.