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The funding you can receive studying medicine as a second degree differs according to which scheme you are enrolled on. You can study a standard 5 year programme (some universities also have a 6 year programme with foundation) or an accelerated 4 year programme, which may require some experience in a medical setting and/or a science-based first degree.

This information relates to students normally living in Northern Ireland.

Standard 5+ years medical degree

You’ll have to pay the tuition fees yourself throughout the course. This is normally £9,250 in England and Scotland, and £9,000 in NI and Wales.

For living costs you’ll be eligible to apply to Student Finance NI for:

  • Student loan for maintenance
  • Adult Dependants’ Grant
  • Childcare Grant
  • Parents’ Learning Allowance
  • Disabled Students’ Allowance
  • Travel Expenses for medical students

NB Year 5 – You’ll only be entitled to the same support package you receive in Years 1-4. This means you’ll have to pay your own tuition fees. You will not receive a DHSSPS bursary as you would have done if you’d been studying medicine as first degree.

Accelerated 4 year graduate entry programme

You’ll have to pay the full tuition fees yourself as described above.

You’ll be eligible to apply to Student Finance NI for:

  • Student loan for maintenance
  • Adult Dependants’ Grant
  • Childcare Grant
  • Parents’ Learning Allowance
  • Disabled Students’ Allowance
  • Travel Expenses for medical students

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