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PLAB 2/Medical Licensing Assessment Preparation CPD course

International students only

This 5-day intensive in-person non-accredited CPD course in PLAB 2/ Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) preparation will prepare International Medical Graduates to complete the external General Medical Council (GMC) MLA and therefore be eligible to work in the UK.

Why study with us

  • First British university programme of its kind
  • Gain skills and behaviours that will help you pass the UK GMC PLAB 2/MLA
  • Support your move to work in the UK

Important application information

  • This course is only available to international students.

Level: Postgraduate, Level 7
Delivery: Campus taught
Study mode: Full-time
Duration: 5 day intensive
Campus: Preston
Next start date: 21 October 2024 (Application deadline 2 August 2024)
Future course start dates: 7 April 2025, 23 June 2025, 18 August 2025

This course runs throughout the year. To register your interest in future courses, please email the Postgraduate Medicine team.

What you'll do

You will attend our Preston Campus in the UK, to undertake practice assessments to gain the knowledge, skills and experience required to sit the PLAB 2/MLA Clinical and Professional Skills Assessment (CPSA). Be taught by experienced clinicians. And have access to a wealth of online resources via our virtual learning environment.

Future careers

Successful completion of the GMC PLAB 2/MLA is necessary for all international doctors who wish to work in the UK.


This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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