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Medicine & Surgery

5 years
September 2024

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.

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

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MBBS students working in our clinical skills suite
MBBS students working in our clinical skills suite

What you’ll experience

  • Our on-campus clinical skills laboratories have a vast range of equipment 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.


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

Dr Robert Sims
Senior Lecturer
Dr Jenny MacDowall
Director of Clinical Studies for the MBBS Programme
Dr Geraldine O'Connor
Principal Lecturer
Dr Alison Overend
Phase 2 Tutor


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What I like the most about studying medicine at UCLan is that, unlike many medical schools, we have patient contact early to practise our clinical and communication skills.
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Hasaan Aziz
Medicine (MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)

Clinical placements and opportunities

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

Careers in medicine and surgery

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. Find out more about how to become a doctor.

MBBS 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.
  • International Baccalaureate: Diploma 36 points overall and 144 UCAS tariff points achieved from Chemistry and another science subject at Higher Level H6, plus one other at H6.
  • Plus, evidence of sustained academic achievement with a broad study of Science, English and Maths up to 16.
  • IELTS 7.0 in all components (or equivalent). View our English language entry requirements page for more information.

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£50,000 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£49,000 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.

  • MBBS scholarships

    The University of Central Lancashire, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust are offering MBBS scholarships for UK students from the North West of England, particularly from backgrounds that are under-represented at university.

    Find out more about MBBS scholarships
  • 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

Deposit payment

If you're an international student and you're 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

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