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Medicine Undergraduate Foundation Programme

This programme gives you the opportunity to apply for Year 1 of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). Students who are successful on the Undergraduate Foundation Programme, at the MBBS interview and have undertaken a volunteer placement prior to applying for the MBBS may be able to progress to the five-year MBBS at UCLan.

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 Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery degree at UCLan.

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. You will be supported to undertake volunteering placements in a health and social care setting while you study this programme.

What will I study?

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

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 MBBS is competitive and whilst students who are predicted to achieve the required grades are guaranteed an interview, there is no guarantee of acceptance on to the course.

Programme details:

  • Minimum age: 17+
  • Hours per week: Up to 23
  • Course length: 3 terms

Dates and Fees:

Dates Annually (3 terms) Progressing to undergraduate degree starting in
25 September 2017 – 10 June 2018 £16,995 Sept 2018
24 September 2018 – 07 June 2019 £19,995 Sept 2019

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 refundable deposit.

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