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Train as a doctor at our School of Medicine in Chelmsford, and get hands-on experience of patient care in hospitals, GP surgeries and community settings.

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Medicine at ARU

Our students, lecturers and Trust partners discuss how they all work together on the MBChB Medicine degree.

As a medical student at ARU, you’ll have use of our cutting-edge skills laboratories and ARU Anatomy Centre. Our experienced tutors include consultants, surgeons, nurses and GPs – and they’re joined by visiting clinicians from NHS Trusts.

But you won’t just learn on campus. Placements start early and continue throughout your course. You’ll get experience in primary and acute care settings, and in specialist medical centres.

There’s a genuine need for qualified medical professionals and, as a doctor, you’ll be ready to build a bright future for yourself – and your patients.

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Course options

Please note that our Medicine degree is NOT available in Clearing. Applications to start in September 2022 will open, through UCAS, in September 2021.

Key facts

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Fees and paying for university

Facilities and accreditation

State-of-the-art facilities

As a medical student at ARU, you’ll be based in our £20m School of Medicine, which opened its doors in 2018. It features:

  • state-of-the-art skills laboratories
  • GP simulation rooms
  • the ARU Anatomy Centre
  • a Harvard-style lecture theatre
  • a multi-functional Category 2 SuperLab.

Hands-on experience

Nothing beats real-world experience and, by studying Medicine, you’ll benefit from:

  • placements in all five years of your course
  • a final Preparation for Practice placement
  • experience of working in different healthcare settings
  • experience of working directly with patients.

General Medical Council

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.


Training as a doctor opens up a range of career paths, with opportunities to undertake further training and specialise in an area of medicine that’s of real interest to you.

When you graduate with your MBChB degree you’ll be able to apply for the two-year Foundation Training programme. During this programme you combine work experience with further training – essentially it’s your first paid job as a doctor.

Having studied with us you’ll be in a good position to apply to the Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire (EBH) Foundation School.

Once you complete foundation training, you can choose to work as a doctor, or to apply for further study in a particular medical specialism. There are around 60 specialisms you could follow, with options including GP training, surgery, paediatrics, emergency medicine and pathology.

With an ageing population and a shortage of GPs and healthcare professionals, career opportunities abound in Essex. As a qualified doctor here, you will find that you have a genuine opportunity to change people’s lives.


“The Medical School houses all the facilities we could possibly want to become successful, well-rounded doctors. I feel lucky to be learning in such a modern and welcoming environment.”


MBChB Medicine student

Faye's university journey

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You’ll spend time on placement throughout your course. It's a great chance to get hands-on experience in hospitals, GP surgeries and other healthcare settings.

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