• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
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Overview

The university has a long history of encouraging participation in higher education by those who are academically capable, but whose participation in HE has been disadvantaged or have not been encouraged to consider this option. This is reflected in our Access Agreement.

It is also our strategy to support regional medical workforce recruitment and sustainability by training local students who are committed to studying and working in the region. The school also aims to widen the demographic profile of the medical student body, encouraging those traditionally less likely to enter into medicine and help develop a workforce which better reflects the local population which it serves.

This Medicine (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will deliver graduates with a UK primary medical qualification who are to take on the roles and responsibilities of a medical doctor entering into foundation postgraduate training or international equivalent, as required by the GMC.

During Years 1 and 2, you will be taught by expert practitioners in our state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories based at the Preston Campus. In both years you will have community placements and will have a secondary care placement at the end of Year 2.

In Years 3 and 4, you will complete supervised clinical placements in one of our clinical education partners including; East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and GP practices across Lancashire and Cumbria, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and others. You will also spend one day per week either at the UCLan Burnley or Westlakes Campus for additional teaching.

Placement and opportunities

Work-based learning is incorporated in the programme from Year 1. You’ll undertake 2x, two-week placements in a GP practice and community clinic in Year 1. There is a further 20 days clinical placements in Year 2 which start in primary care and then move to secondary care to prepare you for Year 3.

The majority of learning in Years 3, 4 and 5 will be work-based learning undertaking supervised clinical placements at our partner NHS Trusts in both primary and secondary care. 

Graduate Careers

There are multiple options available upon graduation from the MBBS programme. Successful completion of the course will enable you to meet core requirements as a Junior Doctor and allow you to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council.

All UK graduates are eligible to apply to the UK Foundation Programme. Entry onto this programme requires an applicant to have the right to work in the UK and involves a highly competitive process with other UK and EU graduates. Places on this programme are not guaranteed for every UK graduate.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Interviews: 

     16th December– 20th December- Preston

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Integrated Science and Clinical Medicine 
  • Evidence-informed Practice of Medicine
  • Medical Skills and Quality Care 
  • Medicine in Clinical Practice 
  • Transition to Practice

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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • AAB at A Level. At least two science subjects to include Chemistry and a third academic subject.

  • Students must be able to provide evidence of sustained academic achievement (GCSE or equivalent to include English Language B or higher) with a broad study of Science and Math up to the age of 15-16. UK applicants not meeting the English Language requirement should read the detailed entry requirements via the link below. English as medium of instruction will not be accepted for any student.

In order to process your application, we will require:

  • Copies of your completed academic qualifications
  •  One satisfactory academic reference – this must include predicted grades if you are still studying
  • Personal statement
  • Transferable Skills Statement (TSS)*, guidance can be found here
  • A copy of your passport (photograph page) and any visas you hold or have held to be in the UK

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    40500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40500 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
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  • International students Full-time: £40,500 for the first year of study, to increase each year in line with UK Retail Price Index.

Living costs for Preston

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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