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MBBS

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Duration
5 Years
Start
September 2022
UCAS Code
A100
Delivery
Campus Taught

Our degree in medicine (MBBS) will train you to become a professional, compassionate doctor. Offering an innovative approach to medical education, we focus on early patient contact - you'll see patients in clinical settings from the very first year.

Offering outstanding teaching in state-of-the-art facilities and a welcoming, multicultural environment, our MBBS programme places considerable emphasis on developing your expertise in a whole range of practical areas, including clinical, communication, observation, teamwork and leadership skills.

You’ll spend Years 1 and 2 largely on campus in Preston. In Years 3, 4 and 5 you will study at either the Burnley or Westlakes campus and also undertake clinical placements in a wide variety of locations preparing you for a career as a qualified doctor.

This course is open to international (non-UK) students and a very limited number of places will be available for UK students from the North West of England. In line with our aim to create a representative workforce, we will apply a weighting to applicants who meet our widening participation criteria:

To help you with your medicine application queries we have created a bespoke applicant guide.

This course is now closed to UK applicants, we are still accepting applications from international applicants.

Why study with us

  • The programme is recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC) on its list of bodies able to award UK primary medical qualifications.
  • Patient interaction from Year 1 in diverse urban and rural clinical placements.
  • You will study a spiral curriculum which enables you to deepen your knowledge and understanding throughout the course.
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How to apply for MBBS

Need help with your application? We have put together some guidance with everything you need to know to apply for our MBBS.

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What you’ll do

  • Our on-campus clinical skills laboratories have a vast range of equipment - including a number of high fidelity clinical human simulators - to help develop clinical skills in realistic hospital, home and GP surgery environments.
  • You’ll benefit from a mixture of work-based learning and clinical placements throughout your five years.
  • Enjoy multi-professional learning and train alongside students on other health courses, developing the key skills required to work in a healthcare team.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.

80%Face-to-face
20%Online

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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Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Academic expertise

Accreditations

  • The GMC recognises the University as one of the bodies to award primary medical qualifications. The School has been added to the GMC's list of bodies approved to award UK medical degrees.

Clinical placements and opportunities

Work-based learning is incorporated in the programme from Year 1 and will be in a variety of settings.

You’ll undertake one placement in a GP practice and one in community clinics in Year 1. There are a further 12 days of clinical placements in Year 2 to prepare you for Year 3.

The majority of learning in Years 3, 4 and 5 will be work-based learning undertaking supervised clinical placements at our partner clinical providers in both primary and secondary care. Examples include East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and GP practices in East Lancashire, Blackpool Hospital NHS Trust, North West Boroughs NHS Foundation Trust and others.

At the start of Year 5 you will have the opportunity to take an elective period of study, which will help prepare you for your future career. You may use this opportunity to sample medical practice in the country which you hope to undertake postgraduate training, or use the time to sample a particular medical specialty.

You will have the opportunity to develop your research skills throughout the programme by undertaking student selected components in each year.

Future careers

Successful completion of the course will enable you to meet core requirements as a Junior Doctor and allow you to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council.

There are multiple options available upon graduation from the MBBS programme. All graduates are eligible to apply to the UK Foundation Programme. Entry onto this programme requires an applicant to have the right to work in the UK and involves a competitive process with other UK and EU graduates. Places on this programme are not guaranteed for every UK graduate.

There are also a number of postgraduate training routes available to our MBBS graduates and our Transitions Lead will work with you on a prospective and proactive basis, from early in training, to facilitate onward working across the globe. If you have a country specific enquiry regarding postgraduate training and working after the MBBS programme please contact us. 

We must highlight to students who wish to work in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand after graduation, that there are some issues with this and so we would advise you contact us prior to application for further information.

Entry Requirements

Our degree in medicine (MBBS) will train you to become a professional, compassionate doctor. Offering an innovative approach to medical education, we focus on early patient contact - you’ll see patients from the very first year in both community and hospital settings.

UK Entry Requirements

Please note we only have a very limited number of places available for UK students.

  • UK applicants must live in the North West of England, eligible counties include; Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester.
  • UK care leavers who are applying for 2023 entry must have lived in the North West for at least 5 years and moved out of the area no more than two years prior to enrolment
  • UCAS 2022 entry: AAB at A2 at least two science subjects including Chemistry
  • UCAS 2023 entry: AAA at A2 at least two science subjects including Chemistry
  • Evidence of sustained academic achievement with a broad study of Science English and Maths up to 16
  • Hons degree in any Science or Health Degree at Grade 2:1 with 1 year proof of experience

To meet our widening participation criteria, we particularly welcome applications from:

  • Members of disadvantaged groups (including care leavers, estranged students, young adult carers)
  • Low-income families
  • First-generation higher education participants

From 2023 entry our contextual admissions policy will apply to our MBBS course. Contextual admissions takes account of additional information about an applicant’s background that might have impacted their education and adjusts the entry criteria for that applicant. Find out more about our policy.

All students will be required to submit a Transferable Skills Statement as part of the application process.

International Entry Requirements

This course requires 136 UCAS Tariff points unless stated, these points are calculated from your qualification grades

View the full entry requirements for each country here

If an international applicant is successful in receiving an offer (conditional or unconditional) to study the MBBS programme at the University of Central Lancashire, a deposit of £15,000 will be required within 6 weeks of the date of offer to secure the student’s place on the course. If the deposit is not received within this 6 week period, the offer will be withdrawn.

Refunds are only possible in a limited number of circumstances, as detailed in Appendix 3 of our Tuition Fee Policy.

Deposits will not be refunded if the applicant meets the conditions of the offer, or holds an unconditional offer, and chooses not to take up their place on the course.

No extensions will be offered to the above payment period.

If you are a sponsored student and you cannot obtain your Financial Guarantee within the 6 week period, please contact the International Admissions Team at ia@uclan.ac.uk

DBS check

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.

Fees and Funding

2021/22
UK
Full-time£9250 per year
EU
Full-time£44500 per year
International
Full-time£44500 per year
2022/23
UK
Full-time£9250 per year
International
Full-time£46000 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

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

Deposit Payment

If an international applicant is successful in receiving an offer (conditional or unconditional) to study the MBBS programme at UCLan, a deposit of £15,000 will be required within 6 weeks of the date of offer to secure the student’s place on the course.

If the deposit is not received within this 6 week period; the offer will be withdrawn.

Refunds are only possible in a limited number of circumstances, as detailed in Appendix 3 of our Tuition Fee Policy. Deposits will not be refunded if the applicant meets the conditions of the offer, or holds an unconditional offer, and chooses not to take up their place on the course.

No extensions will be offered to the above payment period.

If you are a sponsored student and you cannot obtain your Financial Guarantee within the 6 week period, please contact the International Admissions Team at ia@uclan.ac.uk 

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This course is based in the School of Medicine located in the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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