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International Foundation Programme: Medicine, Pre-Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Overview

International Foundation Programmes are full-time courses designed to prepare international students for direct entry to most British Universities. 

The programme

The programmes are usually delivered over one year commencing at the beginning of each September. However, most of the pathways can also be undertaken over 18 months or two years for those students who would suit a slower pace or have not completed the right level of education in their home country.

Launched last year this is a fantastic route for international students who have done one year of level 3 study in appropriate subjects and then want to progress through the International Foundation Programme rather than the second year of A-level. The programme has been recognised by two leading universities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Medicine Foundation Programme comprises the following strands:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • IELTS
  • A programme of support for medical applications

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29952 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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