Have you ever thought about becoming a doctor, a dentist, a pharmacist, an optometrist or just about any other job in medical sciences but realised you don’t have the necessary qualifications? Well don’t worry, this Access To Higher Education Diploma has been designed specifically to give you the chance to study these subjects at university.
Developed with the support of the Medical and Human Sciences Faculty at the University of Manchester to ensure you learn all the relevant skills you’ll need to apply for and succeed at university, this course will give you a thorough overview of topics in Biology, Maths, Chemistry and Physics.
Just some of the units you’ll study include human cardiovascular systems, the exchange and transport of gases, and non-ionising and medical images. You’ll take a broad look at the medical sciences industry, and get a great introduction to the tools and laboratories that you could be working with one day.
If you’d like to go on to study medicine and dentistry courses, you’ll need to have GCSEs in English and Maths at grade B or above. Some universities such as Liverpool and Lancaster will also require you to have a grade B or above in all GCSE Sciences, along with relevant experience/work placement in a hospital setting.
A number of dental and medical schools will also ask you to complete aptitude and admissions tests such as the UKCAT and BMAT. You’ll need to conduct your own research and achieve good scores in these if they are required.
If you’d like to study other courses in pharmacy and medical sciences, you’ll need GCSEs at grade C or above in English and Maths.
We also invite all applicants down for an interview, in order for us to check you have the commitment and skills required to complete this diploma. Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSES in 16/17
How will I be assessed?
Assessment will vary depending on the unit of study, but will include a combination of exams, assignments, presentations and some practical laboratory work.
Continuing Your Journey
From medicine to speech therapy, optometry to pharmacy, there are a huge number of different courses you can apply for at university, depending on your passions and preferences, when you’ve completed this Access to HE Diploma.Careers page
You’ll then find yourself on the path to an exciting and successful career in the medical sector of your choice. Previous students have gone on to become doctors, dentists, audiologists, pharmaceutical chemists and everything in between, both in the NHS and working abroad!
Fees, Finance & Funding
Depending on your circumstances, you may need to pay tuition fees for this Access to Higher Education Diploma.Fees, finance and funding page
There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford your tuition with The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees.
Got a question?
Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.Make an enquiry
I would recommend this course to anyone wishing to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or medical sciences. It prepares you with the essential basic background knowledge required to start university and be on par with other college leavers. All the tutors are exceedingly educated, approachable and helpful no matter how insignificant the issue or question.
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