As a new School of Medicine, our MBChB course is subject to successful progress through the General Medical Council’s (GMC) rigorous quality assurance programme. We are working in partnership with Keele University School of Medicine to implement our new medical curriculum. Our spiral curriculum will enable you to build on your learning year-on-year, adding increased complexity to clinical problems introduced in year one. Find out more about our course below.
The MBChB honours degree here at Sunderland is designed to ensure you meet the necessary standards in terms of knowledge, skills and professionalism that all new doctors should have as you embark on further training. With outstanding resources and a distinctive curriculum, we deliver educational excellence in an environment renowned for its friendly nature. We also welcome students from non- traditional backgrounds, as we believe in giving more people the opportunity to study medicine.Find out more about Medicine
Medicine is a very diverse profession with an expanding range of career options. You will be taught in some of the best-performing hospital Trusts in England, and we will ensure that you graduate with a strong grounding in the general and social sciences as well as a high level of patient contact in both hospital and general practice settings. You will gain insight into the health needs of our population, the needs of our patients and their experiences of the NHS. We train excellent and innovative clinicians, well prepared for future practice and the globalisation of health care.
The University of Sunderland experience is different from most UK medical schools. We have a relatively small student intake, a city-centre campus by the sea and a supportive community with enthusiastic and committed staff. We have an excellent track record of attracting and supporting students from the least advantaged socio-economic groups. The University of Sunderland has been providing higher education since 1901 – including science and areas related to medicine – and we continue to be at the forefront of teaching, learning and research.
The MBChB honours degree at the University of Sunderland is designed to ensure you meet the necessary standards in terms of knowledge, skills and professionalism that new doctors should have as they embark on further training. The course offers an innovative, highly-integrated medical curriculum, incorporating a mixture of core and student-selected modules. Integration occurs at all levels, and the three vertical themes are included in the core and selected elements in all years.
The course is subject to approval from the General Medical Council. Provisional entry requirements can be found in our Help and Advice article.