University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Study Medicine at the University of Central Lancashire

Study Medicine on board the Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to launch your medical career.

Overview

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) offers a comprehensive and innovative approach to the study of medicine, ensuring the highest-quality training of its students in becoming professional and compassionate doctors. The MBBS at UCLan is spread across five years, starting with the foundational integrated sciences straight to your transition to medical practice.
 

About the University

UCLan is a public university based in the charming town of Preston, Lancashire in England. With roots dating as far back as 1828 in The Institution for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, the institution later become known as Harris Art College, then Preston Polytechnic, then Lancashire Polytechnic. In 1992, it was granted university status by the Privy Council. Over the decades, UCLan has evolved into a large and dynamic university that continues re-innovate itself. UCLan’s main campus remains in Preston but its global reach has increased significantly with a €53m expansion into Cyprus.
 

About the University

UCLan is a public university based in the charming town of Preston, Lancashire in England. With roots dating as far back as 1828 in The Institution for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, the institution later become known as Harris Art College, then Preston Polytechnic, then Lancashire Polytechnic. In 1992, it was granted university status by the Privy Council. Over the decades, UCLan has evolved into a large and dynamic university that continues re-innovate itself. UCLan’s main campus remains in Preston but its global reach has increased significantly with a €53m expansion into Cyprus.
 

UCLan in numbers

189+

Years of History

100

Nationalities

24,460+

Students

34th

UK Ranking in Medicine (CUG)

96%

Satisfaction rate

 

Why Choose UCLan?

  • Only university fully specialized in sports science in Bulgaria
  • Achieved highest score of the accreditation by the National Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation of Bulgaria
  • Holds the leading position in the field of sports education
  • Fully compliant with the principles of the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area (ECTS, Diploma Supplement, Quality Assurance etc.)
  • Research opportunities with Olympians in training
  • Recognised qualifications and diplomas in the EU and beyond
  • Member of the European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education
  • Partners with respected European universities in TEMPUS and SOCRATES/ERASMUS projects.

 
 

 
 

Assessment

UCLan assessment comprises a variety of methods, including but not limited to written exams and assignments, verbal assessments, presentations, clinical skills assessments, portfolio and e-portfolio reviews, ward simulations and a four-week student assistantship.

 

Faculty

Led by Professor Cathy Jackson the MBBS team includes practising senior clinical teachers with wide-ranging experience in medical education and research and a strong team of scientists to teach anatomy and medical sciences.

 

Course Details

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Quality assurance by the UK General Medical Council
  • Real-world clinical experience
  • 96% Satisfaction Rate
  • Top 40 in the UK for Medicine

 

The School of Medicine has developed an innovative programme to provide a UK MBBS medical qualification for international (Non-EU) students who would normally have limited access to UK educational courses. UCLan’s MBBS will train doctors through a programme undergoing high quality assurance by the UK General Medical Council and which offers a medical education to the highest UK standards for self-funded and sponsored international students.

 

The course builds on UCLan’s existing expertise in dentistry, pharmacy, and allied health professions and students will be part of a School which will allow for unique interactions with these groups of students. UCLan’s MBBS programme will deliver outstanding teaching, combined with real-world clinical experience, to shape the global doctors of the future. The MBBS programme has been developed in line with General Medical Council (GMC) quality assurance processes and as with any new medical school receives regular quality assurance visits from the GMC.

 

The MBBS degree will provide graduates with a UK primary medical qualification who are to take on the roles and responsibilities of a medical doctor entering into foundation postgraduate training or international equivalent, as required by the GMC.

 

The degree places an emphasis on basic medical sciences, communication and clinical skills to help you develop skills in evaluating clinical and scientific evidence. Throughout the programme, you will benefit from a range of learning strategies, such as small group tutorials, seminars, laboratory-based teaching sessions, workshops and clinical placements in primary and secondary care.

 

Year 1 & 2

During Years 1 and 2, you will be taught by expert practitioners in our state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories based at the Preston Campus. In both years you will have community placements and will have a secondary care placement at the end of Year 2.

 

Year 3 & 4

In Years 3 and 4, you will complete supervised clinical placements in one of UCLan’s clinical education partners, including; East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and GP practices in East Lancashire, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and others. You will also spend one day per week at the UCLan Burnley or Preston Campus for additional teaching.

 

 
 

Year 4

After Year 4, high performing students may be offered the opportunity to take an additional year and gain a master’s degree. Additionally, many students will also produce publications and have the opportunity to present their research work at national or international conferences.

 

Year 5

Year 5 is dedicated to providing you with the opportunity to develop your early professional practice, through a rotation of four, six-week apprenticeships. These are designed to encourage independent working with close supervision from departmental mentors and an assigned clinical supervisor.

 

Career Prospects

Graduates of the MBBS programme at UCLan are to enjoy excellent career opportunities across the British healthcare sector and across the world. With multiple options for postgraduate training available to UCLan MBBS graduates, the UCLan Transitions Lead will work with students on a prospective and proactive basis, from early in training, to facilitate onward working across the globe. UCLan would like to highlight to students who wish to work in Singapore and Thailand after graduation, that there are particular issues with this and so it is highly advised that you speak to an Educom consultant prior to your application.

 

All UK 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 highly competitive process with other UK and EU graduates and there is no guarantee of success.

 

The GMC is currently considering the introduction of a formal assessment that UK medical graduates would need to pass in order to be granted registration with a licence to practise. Although no final decision has been taken as to whether or when such an exam will be introduced applicants should be aware that the GMC envisages that future cohorts of medical students may need to pass parts of a medical licensing assessment before the GMC will grant them registration with a licence to practise. Cost of one sitting of this assessment is included in the MBBS course fees. Any resits of the assessment will be at the student’s additional cost.

 

The opportunities stemming from the MBBS programme are both extensive and overwhelming. Both UCLan and Educom consultants will offer one-to-one personal counseling on selecting the best medical pathway to work towards your career aspirations.

 

Entry Requirements

Educom will walk through you the entire process when applying for the MBBS programme at UCLan. Although entry is competitive, our team is dedicated to maximising your chance of success.

 

How to Apply

In order to process your application, UCLan’s official requirements are as follows:

 

  • Copies of your completed academic qualifications
  • Evidence of English language proficiency. If you cannot send us a completed English Language qualification or test, we will accept official evidence that you have booked a test such as IELTS
  • One satisfactory academic reference – this must include predicted grades if you are still studying
  • Personal statement
  • Transferable Skills Statement (TSS)
  • Copy of your passport (photograph page) and any visas you hold or have held to be in the UK

 

English Requirements

  • Minimum IELTS score or equivalent to 7.0 in each testing area (speaking, listening, reading and writing)
  • Minimum overall IELTS score of 7.5
  • Scores must be from the same ‘academic version’ of the test
  • The certificate must include the original stamp and test report form

 

Educom can guide you through the English language testing process.

 

Campus Life

On board the MBBS programme, you will find yourself a new home in the vibrant and friendly City of Preston, the heart of the North East. The city is home to 30,000 students making the city a lively and contemporary place to live.

 

  

Preston is one of the best networked cities in the country, boasting fantastic transport links

 

CHEAPEST STUDENT CITY

It’s official Preston is the cheapest city overall for students to live in the UK

 

BEST PLACE TO LIVE

Preston was named the best city to live and work in the North West

 

HOME TO PRESTON NORTH END FC

Founding member of the original football league in 1988

 

SAFE CITY

Preston is committed to a major transformation of the city and surrounding area

 

GROWING CITY

Preston is committed to a major transformation of the city and surrounding area

 

  

Exploring Greater Lancashire

In addition to all the city of Preston has to offer UCLan students, you will also be able to enjoy the wider region of Lancashire. From breathtaking nature to beautiful towns, the wider Lancashire region offers many activities for you to enjoy.

 
 

 
 

Accommodation

Moving away from home can be a daunting thought but UCLan offers a dedicated housing team to find you the best accommodation plan that suits your lifestyle and budget to ensure you get to enjoy a place you can call home during your studies at UCLan.

 

The UCLan Residence Team also provide a range of services including information about social activities, dispute resolution, facilities management queries as well as offering support for any other issues you may have.

 
 

 
 

Visa

Educom will be able to handle all of your visa requirements allowing you to focus on your relocation.

 

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees for the MBBS programme are £38,000 per annum.

 

   

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