School of Medical Sciences

Current students

For more information for all current students visit the faculty's current students page.

For more information on the Biomedical Sciences programme structure and process visit the PG Biomedical Science options page.

For research areas and interests with supervisors from the school and information about our postgraduate research projects and administration process, visit our research section.

Courses offered by the School of Medical Sciences


Approx. %


A+ 90-100

Work of high to exceptionally high quality showing excellent knowledge and understanding of subject matter and appreciation of issues; well formulated arguments based on strong and sustained evidence; diagrams, graphs and tables, etc included where appropriate; relevant literature referenced; clear evidence of high levels of creative ability, originality and critical thinking; excellent communication and presentation skills.

A 85-89
A- 80-84
B+ 75-79

Work showing good to strong grasp of subject matter and understanding of major issues though not necessarily of the finer points; arguments clearly developed and based on convincing evidence; relevant literature referenced; some evidence of creative ability, originality and critical thinking; good communication and presentation skills.

B 70-74
B- 65-69
C+ 60-64

Work showing a knowledge of subject matter and appreciation of main issues though possibly with some lapses and inadequacies; arguments developed and supported by some evidence and references; creative ability, originality and critical thinking present but limited; adequate communication and presentation skills. C- represents a bare pass in which the candidate demonstrates limited but nonetheless adequate understanding of the material.

C 55-59
C- 50-54
D+ 45-49

Work lacking breadth and depth. Work generally has gaps. Frequently work of this grade takes a simple factual approach and understanding and coverage of material is inadequate; does not attempt to interpret the material; at the lower end, indicates a need for considerable effort to achieve improvement; communication and presentation skills are poor. D+ represents a marginal result in which there are evident (and important) lapses of understanding.

D 40-44
D- 0-39

Highly unsatisfactory. Work shows a lack of knowledge about and understanding of the topic. Inadequate in degree of relevance, sometimes completeness, sometimes both. Communication and presentation skills are weak.