Medical Sciences (Pre-Med) at University of Buckingham - UCAS

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The University of Buckingham is:

  • Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2020).
  • We are proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. We are one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all of our courses.
  • Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, we are only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and we are within easy reach of London and Oxford.
  • Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.
  • As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.
The CertHE Medical Sciences Pre-Med (1-year) is a unique programme taught on the Crewe campus awarding graduates of this course a Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE.) in Medical Science qualification. The Pre-Med has been developed for students that wish to enhance their application to medical or dental school and simultaneously complete the first stage of our accelerated 2-year BSc (Hons.) degree. Biomedical science focuses on how cells, organs and metabolic systems function in the human body. Through this understanding of health and disease processes, new treatments and therapies can be created or developed, which makes it a very dynamic and exciting field of study. Key benefits
  • Core modules are taught from a clinical perspective which provides students with the theory and experience to make the transition to medical or dental school.
  • Our teaching strategy promotes student centred learning with a focus on small tutorials and workshops rather than large lecture based programmes.
  • Students who have achieved at least 70% on the 1-year Pre-Med will be eligible to make an application to the University of Buckingham MB ChB Selection Process (need a link here to medical school entry requirements and selection).
  • Part of the Pre Med selection criteria is the successful completion of an MMI. Completing this prior to joining the programme therefore makes your application to our MB ChB an uncomplicated and streamlined process.
The programme is taught using a range of teaching methodologies such as lectures, small group tutorial sessions, problem-based learning, one-to-one personal tutoring, seminars, practicals and personal assessments. Level 4 modules (October-June, or January-September)
  • Professional Values and Behaviour
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Brain, Muscle and Coordination
  • Gut, Hormones and Metabolism
  • Circulation and Fluid Balance
  • Matter and Energy in Medicine


Among the modules that will be taught will be •Foundations of Medical Science •Doctors, Patients and Health •Molecular Cell Biology •Brain, Muscle and Coordination •Gut, Hormones and Metabolism •Circulation and Fluid Balance •Matter and Energy in Medicine

Assessment method

The modules are taught from a clinical perspective which provides students with the theory and experience found among first year courses at medical or dental school.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

With staff and students from over 90 countries around the world, the University enjoys a wonderful and culturally diverse atmosphere. We provide support for students from outside the UK including: assistance with visa application and renewal; guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence; and a personal tutor to support your academic studies. Academic staff are available to help and advise, and operate an open-door policy. We have the best staff to student ratio of any university in the UK. The University has, in partnership with Apollo Hospitals Group, acquired the former Manchester Metropolitan University’s campus at Crewe, Cheshire (subject to contract). The campus is a short, ten minute walk from the train station and off Junction 16 of the M6 motorway. The main campus is 40 acres and includes all the facilities of a modern university campus. English Language requirements: it is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve specific requirements in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Please check our website for more details of the undergraduate or postgraduate language requirements for your course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A Levels Required grades: BBC International baccalaureate Required points: 30 Subject requirements Required subjects: Chemistry and Biology Preferred subjects: None Equivalent qualifications Approved Medical/Biomedical foundation programme Irish Leaving Certificate Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers Access to HE Diploma BTEC programme of study, however students who have a BTEC as their highest attained qualification will normally be offered the Medical Foundation programme. Equivalent international qualifications Prospective international applicants with other qualifications should contact us for an individual assessment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in the writing and listening sections).

If English is not a student’s native language, they are normally expected to have passed a recognised test in English to the level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with not less than 6.0 in the writing and listening sections).

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £15408 Whole course
Northern Ireland £15408 Whole course
Scotland £15408 Whole course
Wales £15408 Whole course
Channel Islands £15408 Whole course
EU £23040 Whole course
International £23040 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £23040 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award. All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website:

Medical Sciences (Pre-Med) at University of Buckingham - UCAS