Students who are successful on the Medicine Undergraduate Foundation Programme from ONCAMPUS UK North, and complete the other prerequisites for entry may be able to progress to the five-year Medicine degrees.
Students who successfully complete the Medicine UFP can also apply to a number of other Medicine-related degrees such as MPAS (Hons) Physician Associate Studies at UCLan and MPharm and Physiotherapy at RCSI.
This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education and met the academic requirements listed, to apply for undergraduate study for a Medicine degree at UCLan, RCSI and SGU.
The duration of the programme is one academic year. The year is divided into two terms of seven to eight teaching weeks, a final term of up to 12 weeks, one reading week, and an assessment week. You will undertake 22 hours of classroom or lab-based study per week.
You will be assessed by exam for Maths and English, and by a combination of exam and practical work for Biology and Chemistry.
Entry to the Medicine is competitive and whilst students who are predicted to achieve the required grades are guaranteed an interview at UCLan and RCSI, there is no guarantee of acceptance on to the course. Students must have met all pre-requisities to be considered for Medicine at our partner universities.
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This programme includes four core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules are:
You will have a Personal Tutor to support you throughout the programme. Your Personal Tutor will help you adjust to life and study in the UK, support you to become a successful medicine student, and prepare you for your university interview.
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.Schedule IELTS
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7.0 IELTS equivalent and 70% overall in each academic module, multiple mini interview and volunteer or work experience placement for progression to MBBS at UCLan.
6.5 IELTS equivalent and 70% overall in academic modules, complete an online application, personal statement, provide a reference and be successful at interview for progression to Medicine at RCSI.
6.5 IELTS equivalent and 70% overall in academic modules, complete an online application, personal statement, provide two references and be successful at interview for progression to Medicine or Veterinary Medicine at SGU.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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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