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Medical Foundation Programme, Pre-Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
London, United Kingdom
This new and innovative Medical Foundation Programme course at the International Foundation Group is designed for students wishing to progress into medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other life science fields including Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacology. 
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The course also offers direct progression routes into other life science related degree courses.

The Medical Foundation Programme course at the International Foundation Group helps students to acquire the knowledge base, academic and practical skills for the study at degree level. It provides an understanding of how the human body works through a study of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. It also introduces the study of some elements of pathology, microbiology, virology and parasitology, genetics and public health. 

The course has been developed with an appreciation of the specific requirements of medical and dental schools. One example of this is using problem-based learning in some parts of the syllabus where students learn from the study of specific cases - a method of teaching used increasingly in UK medical schools. 

There is a strong emphasis on developing learning skills and approaches in preparation for higher education study. The final module, Investigation in Life Sciences, offers students the opportunity to carry out their research project, introducing the research skills required at undergraduate level. Students graduating from this course are well equipped with skills and attributes required for degree level study. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Genes, Cells and Development 
  • Atoms, Molecules and Reactions 
  • Measurements in LIfe Sciences
  • Medicine, Disease and Society
  • Tissues, Systems and Regulation
  • Periodic and Organic Chemistry
  • Investigations in Biomedicine
  • Academic English

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • These vary from one country to another but we are looking for good High School grades plus and English language level. For students who do not have this level of English, Pre-Sessional courses are available. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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  • These fees are for UK based centres and may vary for other centres.

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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