Our 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.
This course is open to international (Non EU) students and a limited number of places will be available for UK students from the North West of England and students who have taken the BSc Medical Sciences Foundation entry. Weighting will be given to UK Widening Participation students. UK applications from outside the North West of England will not be considered. Four regional UK scholarships offering full tuition fees and a maintenance grant are also available.
Please note, due to the global health situation, interviews will be conducted remotely for the foreseeable future. If you are shortlisted, you will receive more details from our Admissions team in due course.
Preston (Campus code: U)
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: International students Full-time: £40,500 for the first year of study, to increase each year in line with UK Retail Price Index. Home (UK/EU) students Full-time:£9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
AAB at A Level. At least two science subjects to include Chemistry and a third academic subject.
Students must be able to provide evidence of sustained academic achievement (GCSE or equivalent to include English Language B or higher) with a broad study of Science and Math up to the age of 15-16. UK applicants not meeting the English Language requirement should read the detailed entry requirements via the link below. English as medium of instruction will not be accepted for any student.
A recognised honours degree in any science subject at 2:1 or above or equivalent or, a recognised degree in a health care profession at 2:1 or above or equivalent with at least one year’s professional work experience. (A master's qualification or higher degree does not compensate for these degree requirements).
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A limited number of places will be available for UK students. UCLan will only accept UK applications from applicants resident in the North West of England or from students who are currently taking the UCLan BSc Medical Sciences Foundation Entry programme both at UCLan. We strongly discourage students who are not resident in the North West of England or taking the foundation entry course from applying to the UCLan MBBS programme as they will not be eligible and will waste a valuable UCAS choice. For further information, see the FAQs.
Weighting will be given to UK Widening Participation students. Applicants may make reference to their personal circumstances in their personal statement. Additionally, during the application process, all UK applicants will be invited to complete a WP form if they wish to be considered against these criteria. An example of that form showing the criteria which will be considered can be downloaded here.
Four regional UK scholarships offering full tuition fees and a maintenance grant are also available.
Please note that the UCAT is not required for entry to the MBBS Programme and we do NOT consider deferred entry for entry onto MBBS.
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Please note the School of Medicine has suspended the TSS requirement for applicants during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
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Our entry requirements state that international students require IELTS of 7.0 in all components. Before entering phase 2 of MBBS and in line with GMC recommendations, students on the MBBS programme must achieve the required NHS standard of IELTS to progress to Year 3 of the course due to the importance of language competency for clinical placements. Before Year 3 of the MBBS, students must achieve the equivalent of an IELTS score of at least 7.0 in each testing area (speaking, listening, reading and writing), and an overall score of 7.5. The scores must be from the same ‘academic version’ of the test and the certificate must include the original stamp and test report form.
Any student who has yet to reach this standard on entry to the course will be offered English language support and guidance on how to achieve this level. If a student fails to attain this level before the start of Year 3 their study on the MBBS they may not progress to Year 3 of the course but do have a number of options. Students who have successfully completed and passed all Year 1 and Year 2 modules of the course can opt to suspend their studies for a maximum of one year in order to achieve the required level or leave with an Exit Award of the Diploma of Higher Education in Medical Sciences. Students also have the option to transfer to the BSc (Hons) Medical Science degree and complete a further year of study, on successful completion of which they would be eligible for the award of BSc Medical Sciences.
The UK government imposes strict limits on the number of places available to home (UK/EU) students on the MBBS programme. If you are holding an offer for the UCLan MBBS programme, and your status changes from an international student to a home (UK/EU) student, the offer will lapse and you will not therefore be automatically entitled to accept your offer or take up your place if you have already accepted your offer. You will therefore need to reapply for the course as a home (UK/EU) student. Please note that because of the UK government restrictions referred to above, different entry criteria may apply for home (UK/EU) applicants and places may not be available for the same academic year. If you are already enrolled on the programme and your international status changes (e.g. because of an error in the original assessment of your status), it is likely that you will have to withdraw from the programme. The University will provide you with appropriate support and advice during this process. Application for home (UK/EU) places on the UCLan MBBS programme is a highly competitive process.
All applicants must obtain a satisfactory occupational health check as part of the application process. Find out more in our ‘Additional Guidance for Applicants’ document below.
*UCLan School of Medicine recognises the Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust Health Careers Passport (HCP). Students with the HCP do not need to submit the Transferable Skills Statement, only their HCP.
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This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
This course is based in the School of Medicine
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
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For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.