Medicine Undergraduate Foundation Programme, Pre-Bachelor | University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) | Preston, United Kingdom
9 months
22485 GBP/full
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This Medicine Undergraduate Foundation Programme at ONCAMPUS UK North gives you the opportunity to apply for Year 1 of a number of Medicine or Veterinary Medicine degrees at UCLan, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, St George's University, Grenada and the University of Nicosia in Cyprus.

Visit the official programme website for more information


We realise that the situation around the world is changing all the time. If for whatever reason you cannot start your programme as planned, your place will be deferred to the next available start date. Provision will be made to continue and complete the programme online if required to ensure you will be able to compete your programme successfully and progress as planned to your university degree.

Students who are successful on the Medicine Undergraduate Foundation Programme at 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.

Who is this programme designed for?

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.

How long will I study for?

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. 

How will I be assessed?

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. 

Programme Structure

This programme includes four core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules are: 

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Pure Maths with Statistics 
  • English. 

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Pick our BRAND NEW first-in-class blended online program for your first term from September, and join us face to face in September/January


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On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum age: 16+

English requirements

  • 6.0 IELTS in every element* for 3 terms (5.5 IELTS for Extended)
  • UCLan:

  • Students are required to achieve 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. 
  • RCSI:

  • Students are required to achieve 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. 
  • SGU:

  • Students are required to achieve 7.0 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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22485 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22485 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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