Newcastle University 4 Year Medicine

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Newcastle University 4 Year Medicine

Medicine and Surgery (Accelerated Programme) MB BS Honours

UCAS Code: A101 (full time: 4 Years)

This four-year accelerated programme is designed for graduates of any discipline who wish to train as a doctor, and others whose prior professional experience qualifies them for entry.

Our accelerated degree enables you to complete the syllabus of years 1 and 2 of our five-year programme in one extended academic year (45 weeks).

During year 1, you learn through case-led teaching, with clinical cases used to ensure a problem-first, task-based focus.

You are allocated to a small study group, led by a senior medical tutor who provides support and guidance throughout the year.

Following completion of the extended year 1, you are integrated into a common pathway alongside undergraduate students on our five-year course.

Medicine at Newcastle is consistently one of the most highly regarded medical degrees in the UK. The excellence of our programmes has been confirmed by the General Medical Council (GMC).


The accelerated programme is four years long.

  • Year 1 spans 45 weeks: your course of study will provide you with an experience separate from, but equivalent to, years 1 and 2 of the five-year MB BS course.
  • Years 2, 3 and 4 are the same as years 3, 4 and 5 of the five-year programme. They include significant clinical experience and place further emphasis on professional development, student choice, and hospital- and community-based medicine.