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Medicine Undergraduate Foundation Programme

This programme 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. Students who are successful on the Medicine Undergraduate Foundation Programme, 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.

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.

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.

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

What will I study?

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

  • Minimum age: 16+
  • Hours per week: Up to 23
  • Course length: 3 or 4 terms

Programme Flyer

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Dates and Fees:

Options Terms Dates Annually (3 terms) Progressing to undergraduate degree starting in
  3 27 September 2021 - 05 June 2022 £22,485 September 2022
  3 06 January 2022 - 12 August 2022 £22,485 September 2022

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 deposit which is offset against the last term's fees.

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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