• ONCAMPUS UCLan

    UCLan is rated the Top modern university in the North West

  • for progression to Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS)

  • Excellent location

    Less than an hour from the world-famous cities of Liverpool and Manchester, and the beautiful Lake District.

  • Accommodation

    UCLan accommodation is excellent value-for-money from £80 to £93 per week

  • World of choice

    A large portfolio of degree programmes to choose from – over 350 undergraduate and 250 postgraduate.

  • QS World University Ranking

    UCLan was the first modern university to appear in the QS World University Rankings, and was awarded the maximum five stars for the quality of its teaching provision in the QS Stars Development Road Map.

  • Top 3

    university in the UK for the number of graduate startup businesses

  • Top 10 for student satisfaction

    in subject areas including Engineering, Journalism and Sports Science.

  • Award-winning support for ‘highly satisfied’ students

    The University achieved its highest ever result in the 2013 National Student Survey with an overall satisfaction score of 84%.

  • Free Careers Service

    A dedicated and free careers service with sharp focus on employability and life-long development.

  • World-leading research

    rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in 11 subject areas in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise.


Foundation Courses in the UK for UCLan University

At ONCAMPUS UCLan you will prepare yourself to progress to your chosen undergraduate or Master's degree at UCLan.

This diagram provides a summary of the requirements for our foundation programmes at ONCAMPUS UCLan:

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Undergraduate:

Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP)

This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to UCLan. You will study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the UCLan campus.

The 4-term extended UFP is available to start in June or September.


This programme gives guaranteed progression* to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees.

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at UCLan. All students who successfully complete the UFP are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at UCLan. The UFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK.

How long will I study for?

This programme lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to eight teaching weeks and one reading week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week.

What will I study?

This programme includes English and three academic subject modules. English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects, as well as being taught separately if you need additional support to develop your English language.

There are four academic pathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study.

The pathways are: Business, Economics, Finance and Management, Engineering and Sciences, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences and Life Sciences.

The options available for your chosen pathway at ONCAMPUS UCLan are shown below:

Business, Economics, Finance and Management
• Economics and Finance
• Business Behaviours
• Skills for Business

Click to download the Business, Economics, Finance and Management programme guide

Engineering and Sciences
• Pure Mathematics
• Physical Sciences
• Skills for Science

Click to download the Engineering and Sciences programme guide

Humanities, Law and Social Sciences
• Globalisation and Internationalisation
• Human Interactions
• Skills for Humanities and Social Sciences

Click to download the Humanities and Social Sciences programme guide

Life Sciences
• Molecular Biology
• Biology and Biochemistry
• Skills for Science

Click to download the Life Sciences programme guide

Note: Modules are subject to availability and you will be guided onto the best combination of academic modules for your intended degree when you arrive at ONCAMPUS UCLan.


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed at regular intervals throughout the programme to ensure you are making the progress required to successfully complete the programme. Full assessment of the programme will take place in the final term. Assessment methodologies are aligned to those that will be experienced in the University environment, and include project work, essays, presentations and unseen examination.

* Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria.

Programme details:

Course length: 3 terms
Minimum age: 17+
Hours per week: up to 25


Dates Standard Per term Standard Annually (3 terms) Lab based Per term Lab based Annually (3 terms) Progressing to undergraduate degree starting in
09 January 2017 – 18 August 2017  £4,150 £12,450 £4,370 £13,110 Sept 2017
25 September 2017 – 10 June 2018 £4,250 £12,750 £4,591 £13,775 Sept 2018
08 January 2018 – 17 August 2018  £4,250 £12,750 £4,591 £13,775 Sept 2018

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


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Medicine Undergraduate Foundation Programme (Medicine)

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.

Application process:

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

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

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


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Postgraduate:

Master's Foundation Programme (MFP)

The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees at UCLan. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the UCLan campus.


The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a two or three-term programme. It offers you guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees.

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study in the UK. The Master’s Foundation will allow you to improve your English while learning the study skills and research methods that you will need during your Master’s degree studies. Depending on the length of the programme you study, you may also study academic modules relating to your chosen progression route.

How long will I study for?

Each term is divided into seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week and an assessment week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week.

What will I study?

2 terms

If you study this programme, you will study two compulsory units of research project, personal and professional development, plus English language. You will also choose an additional academic subject unit, depending on your intended progression degree.

3 terms

If you study this programme, you will study two compulsory units of a research project, personal and professional development, plus English language. You will also choose two additional academic subject units, depending on your intended progression degree. Academic subject units include Organisations and Behaviour and Business Strategy.

Modules are subject to availability and you will be guided onto the best combination of academic modules for your intended degree when you arrive at ONCAMPUS UCLan.

How will I be assessed?

Each module will have an assessment schedule, which will be completed by the end of the appropriate term, and will include formative and summative assignments and other assessment tasks. Assessments will be designed to demonstrate learning across the individual modules of the programme and to allow you to experience a wide range of the assessment methods used in UK postgraduate programmes.

Assessments will normally include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments, oral examination and unseen written examinations.

*Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria

Programme details:

Course length: 2 or 3 terms
Minimum age: 21+
Hours per week: up to 25


No. of terms Programme dates Tuition fees per programme Progressing to Master's degree starting in
2 09 January 2017 – 16 June 2017 £8,300 Sept 2017
3 09 January 2017 – 18 August 2017 £12,450 Sept 2017
2 27 March 2017 – 18 August 2017 £8,300 Sept 2017
3 25 September 2017 – 10 June 2018 £12,750 Sept 2018
2 08 January 2017 – 10 June 2017 £8,500 Sept 2018
3 08 January 2017 – 17 August 2017 £12,750 Sept 2018
2 26 March 2018 – 17 August 2018 £8,500 Sept 2018

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


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