Study Medicine at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Study Medicine in the UK

UCLan’s MBBS medicine degree offers an innovative approach to medical education, training students to become professional, compassionate doctors. You will benefit from a state-of-the-art curriculum; designed with local patients. We offer a warm, supportive and multi-cultural learning environment, where every student is treated as an individual. You’ll enjoy early patient contact and clinical placements in the NHS from Year 1. The programme is delivered by expert staff in the University and our associate NHS education providers.

Why study Medicine at UCLan?

UCLan’s School of Medicine trains doctors who are safe, effective and knowledgeable practitioners. Our curriculum was designed with clinicians and patients to ensure we provide a strong core of biomedical knowledge and clinical skills to prepare you for the demands of a rapidly changing global health environment. There is a focus on early patient contact and we have removed the traditional divide between pre-clinical studies and clinical years, which means you will start seeing patients from the very first term.

Teaching takes place in small, diverse study groups, resulting in a high staff to student ratio, allowing individually focused teaching and outstanding access to our bespoke facilities. Many of our staff are practising clinicians and we employ a number of junior doctors each year to work with the medical students. The supportive teaching environment means we can treat each and every student as an individual.

What are the Entry Requirements?

  • AAA from the NCUK International Foundation Year, including chemistry and at least one other science
  • English Language: English for Academic Purposes (EAP) grade A
  • Personal Statement
  • Transferable Skills Statement (candidates must show evidence of work/voluntary experience in a caring role.) 
  • Mini interview
  • No aptitude test as part of the admissions process

What is the Tuition Fee?

The tuition fee for full-time international students studying the MBBS Medicine is £48,000 for the first year of study, to increase each year in line with UK Retail Price Index. For the most up-to-date fees, please visit UCLan’s website.

What are the Placement 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. Examples include Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and GP practices in East Lancashire, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, North West Boroughs NHS Foundation Trust and others.

Clinical placements on the course will be in both East Lancashire and West Cumbria and will involve relocation from Preston campus in years 3,4 and 5.

Between Years 4 and 5, you may have the opportunity to take an elective period of study, which will help prepare you for your future career. You may use this opportunity to sample medical practice in the country which you hope to undertake postgraduate training, or use the time to sample a particular medical specialty.

Interested in finding out more or have questions about applying to UCLan?

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