UCLan offers a growing number of programmes at its Westlakes Campus, comprising postgraduate, part-time, full-time and flexible study options.


Nursing with registered Nurse (Adult), BSc (Hons)

Successful completion of this degree course will lead to becoming a registered nurse, providing you with all the skills and knowledge you need to make a real difference to people’s lives. The curriculum addresses national benchmarks and is split between 50% theoretical study - including time spent in small groups with other students who have chosen the same field of nursing as you - and 50% practical clinical experience, working with a local NHS Trust on a variety of placements to build your confidence and develop the hands-on nursing skills you need.

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Medical Sciences (Foundation Entry), BSc (Hons)

This three-year course offers a foundation stage for the Medical Sciences degree, with the possibility of applying to progress to our Medicine (MBBS) programme*/**, integrated Masters in Physician Associate Studies, MPharm (Hons)**, Biomedical Sciences and Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy*** programmes after the first year. International students will be taught during Year 1 at our Westlakes Campus in Whitehaven and UK students will be taught at the UCLan Burnley Campus, Victoria Mill. Following Year 1, students continuing with BMed Sci will continue to study at the Burnley Campus and students on other programmes will transfer to the Preston Campus.

*The School of Medicine wishes to increase access to medical education and support the development and sustainability of regional workforce. From 2019, the MBBS is open to international students and limited number of UK students and so competition for progression to this programme is very high. Weighting will be given to UK Widening Participation students wishing to apply for MBBS (see our webpage for further information).

** Subject to successful interview

*** See progression routes for specific entry criteria for each programme.

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Physician Associate Practice, MSc

Train to be a Physician Associate – an innovative, professional healthcare role, that is growing within the NHS, with a generous starting salary.

A Physician Associate is a medical professional providing patient care under the supervision of a Consultant or General Practitioner. Their main focus is diagnosis and management. Consequently, their daily activities include interviewing and examining patients, ordering tests and making decisions about patient management.

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Rural Medicine, MSc

Rural Medicine, MSc

Whether you practice medicine in a rural setting or have remote access to additional or secondary medical services in an urban setting, this programme will give GPs and other healthcare professionals the confidence and skills to deal with urgent and pre-hospital care which are paramount.

People who train with us need to be able to deal with whatever they encounter. From the better known primary care conditions, through to life-saving interventions in hostile environments, every step should enhance the care and the outcome.

Most importantly they need to understand that we need to enhance care in the remote setting not delay it. It is all very good being able to diagnose sepsis in the community but unless you can treat it, all you’ve done is delay the care and increase the mortality.

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