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Medicine & Surgery

5 Years
September 2023
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.

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)
  • 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.

MBBS student, Saba Tasleem tells us why she moved from Canada to study Medicine in the UK

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What you’ll experience

  • 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.


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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Academic expertise


  • 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.

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.

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.

International entry requirements

This course requires 144 UCAS Tariff points unless stated, these points are calculated from your qualification grades.

Plus, evidence of sustained academic achievement with a broad study of Science, English and Maths up to 16.

To view more specific entry requirements for your country, please see the international entry requirements webpage

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). This will be arranged by us. For international students, an in-country police check is also required. 

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Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£48,000 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£50,000 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.

  • Care Leaver Bursary

    Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
  • Estranged student support

    Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Estranged student support
  • Dependants Bursary

    Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package. 

    Find out more about Dependants Bursary
  • Contextualised Admissions Bursary

    We recognise that the last two years have been very challenging for young people and learning has been impacted. To help support students eligible for a contextualised offer we are offering a bursary of £250 in their first year of study.

    Find out more about Contextualised Admissions Bursary

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.


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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