Medicine Undergraduate Foundation Programme

This programme gives you the opportunity to apply for Year 1 of a number of Medicine degrees with our partner universities. Students who are successful on the Medicine Undergraduate Foundation Programme, and achieve the other prerequisites for entry such as a succesful Multiple Mini Interview, may be able to progress to a five-year Medicine degree.

Learn about the routes to Medicine and Health related degrees in this flyer. 

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.

Students who do not meet the entry criteria for the Medicine UFP should consider the Life Sciences UFP which offers progression to a number of 6 year Medicine degrees at our partner universities.  

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, SGU and UNIC. MUFP students must be 17 on the start date of the course and be 18 by the start of the progression course at the University.

How long will I study for?

This programme lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of approximately 10 weeks. On average, you will undertake between 21 and (up to) 27 hours of classroom-based study per week.

An Extended programme is available which comprises one term of English language, followed by three terms as described above

Please note: Minimum and maximum hours are estimated, hours may vary depending on your academic and English level and may be adjusted throughout the course.

What will I study?

This programme includes four core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules are: Medical Biology, Chemistry for Medicine, Pure Maths with Statistics and English.

Students will also study a Medicine Skills module. 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.

Click to download the Medicine Undergraduate Foundation Programme guide.

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 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 onto the course. Students must have met all pre-requisites to be considered for Medicine at our partner universities.

In 2021 a significant proportion of ONCAMPUS UK North students progressed to 5 year Medicine degrees at our partner universities. Click on the flyer below to take a look at this year's student progression. 

Click here for Progression Flyer

Programme details:

  • Minimum age: 17+
  • Hours per week: Up to 23
  • Course length: 3 or 4 terms

Programme Flyer

For the Medicine and Life Sciences Pathways Flyer click here

Dates and Fees:

Dates Terms Tuition Fee Progressing to undergraduate degree starting in
23 September 2024 - 08 June 2025 3 £26,760 September 2025
06 January 2025 - 08 August 2025 3 £26,760 September 2025

All programmes are subject to a £450 registration fee.

An under 18 supplement applies to all students who join the programme under the age of 18. For more details visit 

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