School of Medicine

The School of Medicine offers a range of clinical programmes in medicine, including a UK-based medical degree – the MBBS – which will train global doctors through a programme undergoing quality assurance by the UK General Medical Council, postgraduate and undergraduate Physician Associate training, a foundation entry programme and a range of postgraduate and professional programmes, aimed at helping practitioners develop specialist skills and knowledge.

About the School

The School of Medicine offers an innovative MBBS programme. Our MBBS will train doctors through a programme undergoing quality assurance by the UK General Medical Council and which offers a medical education to the highest UK standards for self-funded and sponsored international students.. The course builds on UCLan’s existing expertise in dentistry, pharmacy, and allied health professions and students will be part of a School which will allow for unique interactions with these groups of students. UCLan’s MBBS programme will deliver outstanding teaching, combined with real-world clinical experience, to shape the global doctors of the future. The MBBS programme has been developed in line with General Medical Council (GMC) quality assurance processes and as with any new medical school receives regular quality assurance visits from the GMC.

The School also offers an integrated Masters for undergraduates and a Diploma for postgraduates in Physician Associate studies. Successful graduates from these courses are eligible to sit the national Physicians Associate exam and once successful apply for registration as a UK Physicians Associate This group of professionals, although relatively new to the UK are designed to form part of the integrated NHS workforce of the future, and employment of registered Physician Associates is at present close to 100 percent.

The School also offers postgraduate medical courses for general practitioners (GPs) and other health professionals who want to develop skills and knowledge in clinical and non-clinical roles, with the objective of increasing specialisation, enhancing leadership skills and developing practice. Our quality-assured programmes offer personal and professional development to support revalidation and equip health professionals with the skills they need to respond to the new healthcare environment. We have achieved this through collaboration with the North West England Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the North Western Deanery.

Professional Skills Application

You will benefit from patient interaction from early on via work with our volunteer Comensus group and embedded placements

Real World Experience

You will gain invaluable real life experience with opportunities to use your skills and knowledge to complete in built and voluntary placements


The aim of the School of Medicine is to provide high-quality research evidence to inform and guide clinical practice and health policy and make a difference to the experience of patients and the public.

Global research culture

The creation of the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences allows multidisciplinary teams of basic and research active clinicians to work together to achieve an effective and sustainable critical mass. The Faculty is well placed to exploit exciting new multidisciplinary approaches to translational academic research to have a real impact on society. The Faculty has the vision of an integrated discovery path from bench to bedside along with appropriate research facilities and collaborations.

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Study Medicine

School of Medicine First year trip to Wales


News and Events

SAPC conference


The regional SAPC conference for the North will take place on UCLan’s main campus in Preston on 28th and 29th of November 2019. The SAPC conferences are the main venues for discussing improvements in Primary Care provision in the UK. The Society provides a clear voice for Academic Primary Care in the complex and ever-changing Primary Care environment and offers a point of reference and contact for those seeking academic solutions to the problems in Primary Care and working for the advancement of Academic Primary Care.

Further information and registration