Join a school of medicine at a university with a track-record of excellence in science and healthcare education spanning almost 100 years. Utilise excellent facilities including state-of-the-art clinical simulation. Take advantage of our strong partnerships with regional health trusts to support your learning and enable placements.

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Medicine at Sunderland

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.

MBChB Medicine


Study an innovative, highly-integrated medical curriculum in partnership with Keele University School of Medicine. Gain the knowledge, skills and professionalism that you will require as a new doctor embarking on further training. Graduate ready to maximise your career progression and improve lives. 



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Medicine MBChB

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. 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.

A rewarding and diverse career

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 Sunderland difference

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.

Medicine Summer School

The University of Sunderland runs a two-day Medicine Summer School for Year 12 students, offering you the opportunity to experience university life as a medical student. The Summer School will take place on 8 - 9 July 2020

Over the two days, you'll gain the skills and confidence you need to apply for our Medicine MBChB (Hons) course.

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