Do you have the potential and aspiration to become a doctor, but do not yet have the qualifications required to apply directly to our 5-year Medicine course? Then join our MBBS with a foundation year.
The MBBS Medicine with a foundation year is a 6-year programme. The foundation forms the first academic year, and on successful completion you will automatically progress to our 5-year MBBS Medicine course at our Preston campus.
In the foundation year, you will learn fundamental biomedical sciences and mathematics that later in the course you will apply to normal human body functioning and then later the disease state, plus scientific communication skills.
The first year of this 6-year programme is taught at the UCLan National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine at our Westlakes campus in Whitehaven, Cumbria
Eligibility: This 6 year MBBS programme is for international students only. Please see below for entry criteria.
Preston, Burnley and Westlakes (Campus code: Preston: U, Burnley: A, Westlakes: W)
The first year of this course is classroom based with no clinical placement.
Progression to 5-year MBBS at the Preston campus
Successful completion of 120 credits that must include:
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: Year 1: £17,500; Years 2-6: £40,500 for the first year of study, to increase each year in line with UK Retail Price Index
Fees for international students
ABB (or equivalent) at A-level (at least two science subjects to include Chemistry and a third academic subject). For those applicants with international qualifications, we would expect these to include the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Sciences (to include Chemistry and at least one other science 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. English as medium of instruction will not be accepted for any student.
International applicants will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English through the attainment of one of the following qualifications: IELTS with a minimum of 7.0 in all of the component scores (listening, reading, writing and speaking) or equivalent. English as medium of instruction will not be accepted for any student.
Applicants must successfully pass a multiple mini interview (MMI). Applicants who have passed at least 6 out of 8 MMI stations will be ranked according to score and offers made to the top ranking applicants until the required number of places has been filled. A small number of applicants who perform exceptionally well at MMI may be made an early offer. (NB UCLan reserve the right to offer an alternative interview under exceptional circumstances such as the recent Covid-19 pandemic)
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.
Progression to MBBS 5 year programme at the Preston campus
Successful completion of 120 credits that must include:
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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:
| 2020 Entry
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.