8J68; Short form:
Preston and Burnley (Campus code: Preston: U, Burnley: A)
Our degree in Medicine (MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) will train international students to become professional, compassionate doctors.
The programme emphasises continuity of care. You’ll enjoy early patient contact from Year 1 and follow ‘your’ patients along primary and secondary care pathways on clinical placements in Years 3 to 5. The programme is delivered by the School of Medicine and Dentistry and teaching is provided by expert staff in the University and our associate local NHS education providers, preparing you for a rewarding career practicing medicine.
This programme is for International Students. UK HE fee regulations prevent UK/EU students applying for this programme.
For GMC status see section on professional accreditation.
You’ll find detailed entry requirements for your country of residence in the entry requirements document.
High quality applications for September 2015 entry may be considered after the 15th January. It is however in your best interests to submit an application as soon as possible as our next interview dates, which are normally held in Preston, are 2-4 March 2015.
Applications can be made direct to UCLan via email@example.com using the online application form, or by downloading an application form from this webpage. Alternatively, you can apply via the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS).
Your application will be assessed against both academic and non-academic set criteria, so please make sure your application form is as comprehensive as possible. A personal reflective statement is required as part of your application. The personal statement is a key element of the admissions process and guidance from the admissions team on how to write this in line with our set criteria is detailed in the Guidance for MBBS Application. You should also ensure that you include all supporting information for your application including copies of your IELTS qualification (or equivalent) and academic qualifications (where available), a minimum of one reference and a letter confirming any work experience, job shadowing or volunteering you have undertaken.
Applicants who are successful in being invited for interview will be asked to participate in Multiple Mini Interviews and more information on these can be found here.
The University of Central Lancashire School of Medicine and Dentistry values the positive impacts of disabilities and diversity on our MBBS programme. We welcome and encourage applications from all students and provide guidance on diversity and disability which students should refer to before completing their application.
No applicant will be made an offer without interview. Interview, which are normally held in Preston, are currently scheduled for 2nd - 4th March 2015. Interviews will be held at the UCLan Preston campus.
If an applicant fails to achieve a place on the MBBS programme they may only make one further consecutive application to the programme.
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This degree will deliver graduates with a UK primary medical qualification who are able to take on the roles and responsibilities of a medical doctor entering into the international equivalent of a foundation postgraduate training programme as required by the GMC.
There are three vertical themes which run throughout the 5 year programme:
• Integrated Science and Clinical Medicine
• Evidence Informed Practice of Medicine
• Medical Skills and Quality Care
Student Selected Components (SSCs) are integrated throughout the programme and give you the opportunity to explore areas of interest in more depth and breadth.
Years 1 and 2
Years 1 and 2 are designed to give you a good grounding in medical sciences, so you start to integrate this knowledge with communication and clinical skills. You’ll be taught by expert practitioners in our state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories on the City campus in Preston and enjoy community placements across East Lancashire and in Bridgewater Community NHS Healthcare Trust, with a secondary care induction at the end of year 2.
Years 3 and 4
In years 3 and 4, you’ll rotate through supervised clinical placements in a variety of specialties, in both primary and secondary care. Placements are based mainly at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust with some specialist placements being provided by Lancashire Care Foundation Trustand Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In addition, you’ll undertake primary care placements in general practices and community settings across East Lancashire and in Bridgewater Community NHS Healthcare Trust, as well as spending one day per week at a UCLan campus for additional teaching in Preston or Burnley.
If you’re considering USMLE examinations, you’ll be provided with additional support for preparation.
Year 5 is dedicated to providing you with the opportunity to develop your early professional practice through a rotation of apprenticeships. These are designed to encourage independent working, with close supervision from departmental mentors and your assigned clinical supervisor. Apprenticeships will be completed in a range of specialties, including:
Year 5 concludes with a 4-week student assistantship shadowing a foundation doctor.
Our modern Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery programme has been developed in conjunction with local education providers (LEPs) to promote the teamwork and leadership skills necessary to become a successful doctor.
You’ll develop expertise in a whole range of practical areas, including clinical, communication, observation, team-work and leadership skills. The programme focuses on early patient contact alongside the learning of basic medical sciences such as anatomy, biochemistry and immunology. It’s a challenging programme of study, but, like medicine itself, one that’s exciting, stimulating and intrinsically rewarding if you’re willing to work hard.
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The standard fee for all students shall be 35,000 GBP per year (subject to an annual increase in-line with UK inflation). The University's standard policy in relation to Tuition Fees shall not apply.
The full MBBS tuition fee policy is set out in this document (.pdf 44 Kb)
UK HE fee regulations prevent UK/EU students applying for this programme.
To read about the course in more depth, please download the programme specification.
General Medical Council
The GMC will quality assure UCLan and its first undergraduate medicine programme. This will take the form of a year by year review following the first cohort to graduation. Only during the final year of the programme will the GMC be able to add UCLan to the list of bodies that can award UK primary medical qualifications. There can be no guarantee that this will be the outcome of the review, and UCLan has contingency arrangements in place so that students enrolled in the programme and who are successfully passing all assessments, will be able to complete their studies and graduate with a GMC recognised medical qualification.
UCLan medical students enjoy state-of-the-art facilities. Our five campus based Clinical Skills Laboratories have a vast range of equipment - including a number of high fidelity clinical human simulators - to help you develop clinical skills in realistic hospital, home and GP surgery environments. You’ll learn about the workings of the human body in The Human Anatomy Resource and Learning Centre.
You’ll undertake placements at two of the busiest hospitals in the North West of England.
The Royal Blackburn Hospital and Burnley General Hospital have large inpatient and outpatient departments, first-class medical facilities and a purpose-built learning centre.
Assessment is by a variety of methods, including but not limited to written exams and assignments, verbal assessments, presentations, clinical skills assessments, portfolio and e-portfolio reviews, ward simulations and a 4-week student assistantship.
The members of staff who will be involved with the course can be found on the School Staff pages here.
You are expected to graduate from this programme ready to enter a foundation postgraduate training programme (international equivalent), as required by the GMC for registration purposes.
Graduates from this programme are encouraged to return to their home countries to continue their education. Students must obtain prospective approval during their undergraduate studies from the School that the proposed training is equivalent to foundation training in the UK and is acceptable to the GMC.