Aston Medical School to subsidise places for disadvantaged students

By: Information Daily Staff Writer
Published: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 15:09 GMT Jump to Comments

Dame Julia King, Vice Chancellor of Aston University, is in conversation with Joe Tibbetts, discussing the new Aston Medical School and how it will widen participation and encourage social mobility.

The new Aston Medical School (AMS) will be funded through an entirely new model, involving widening participation and social mobility. There will be 100 students in each year, 80 of these will pay premium, realistic fees, which will subsidise 20 places for students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Birmingham and the Black Country.

AMS started to take PhD students into Aston Medical Research Institute (AMRI) in September 2015. In September 2016, AMS will be starting a taught MSc course in Surgery for Specialist Registrars. The first undergraduate MBChB students will join AMS in 2017. By 2018 Aston Medical School will have 150 students in total. AMS will offer various research options for postgraduate students and also a taught degree in Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) combined with a "mini-MBA".

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