BSc (Hons)

Medical Sciences

2 years
September 2024

Our BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences is an accelerated programme delivered over two years. It provides a unique opportunity for you to gain a scientific degree within a clinically-focused curriculum.

Why study with us

  • 8th
    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (Medicine (non-specific) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • This gateway route is designed to give you the best chance of entry to graduate entry medicine, dentistry or other health related courses.
  • By studying a full degree course over two years instead of three, you’ll enjoy the benefits of financial savings and entering professional employment earlier.
  • This unique course focuses on both academic achievement and the development of a strong personal profile, alongside training in clinical and communication skills.
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Students in wet laboratory facilities in Victoria Mill
Students in wet laboratory facilities in Victoria Mill

What you'll do

  • Enjoy access to state-of-the-art facilities like specialised human anatomy resource centres, where you will use most of the same equipment as medicine students.
  • You’ll be taught by experienced scientists, doctors and clinicians in excellent facilities.
  • Taught in small, culturally diverse groups promoting integration, cultural exchange and personal development.
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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Who better to give you the lowdown on university life than one of our students? They’ll guide you around our friendly campus, show you our facilities and happily chat about what life is really like here.

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The course has a very new and innovative structure, as well as a fantastic and diverse campus.
Anjna Singh
BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences (Foundation Entry)

What can I do with a Medical Sciences degree?

The clinically-relevant scientific knowledge from your degree will prepare you for a range of graduate entry programmes. This includes Medicine, Dentistry, Physician Associate, Pharmacy and other professional study programmes.

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Academic expertise

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Dr Angela Ryan-Kewley
Senior Lecturer in Medical Sciences/Lead for Accelerated BSc Medical Sciences
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Angela teaches a range of subjects in the School of Medicine with expertise in Clinical Microbiology. She is Course Leader for the 2-year accelerated BSc Medical Sciences. Having come from a management background, carried out extensive research, supervised MRes and PhD students a…

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Dr Peter Oatley
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr Oatley is a lecture on the two-year accelerated Medical Sciences BSc course at the University of Central Lancashire’s Burnley campus. He teaches while keeping a keen interest in protein translocation, quality control, membrane protein structure and microscopy.

Fees and funding

Full-time£11,100 per year
Full-time£25,000 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


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

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page