The MBChB Medicine with Foundation Year is an integrated 6-year programme where you will complete a Foundation Year before progressing onto our MBChB Medicine degree, subject to passing all assessments and meeting course requirements. The information below describes the Foundation Year only. The curriculum for the subsequent five years is as outlined for MBChB Medicine. The MBChB Medicine with Foundation Year is aimed at students from the North West of England who have the potential and aspiration to become doctors. It is for anyone who has studied the A levels needed to join our MBChB Medicine degree but whose background may mean it is less likely that they will be able to meet the academic requirements for direct entry. You must satisfy certain widening participation criteria to be eligible to apply. The programme prepares you for the rigours of studying medicine, with a curriculum focused on health in the community. You will engage in disciplines such as health systems and public health, sciences for medicine, and working in multi-disciplinary teams in health care. Personal and professional development, including communication and interpersonal skills, is another key strand of the programme. The course has professionalism as core and integrated throughout the programme. Opportunities for clinical and community learning will be supported by work experience, voluntary work or work shadowing to develop your understanding of the people within the local community where care is provided. Please note, this Foundation Year does not normally lead to an award or qualification in its own right, however successful completion of the Foundation Year at the required pass mark enables progression onto the MBChB Medicine programme at Edge Hill University.
Please visit our website for information on available modules.
During the Foundation Year, you will be assessed through a combination of reflective essays, case-based assignments, Observed Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and multiple choice examinations.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.
If you already have a 2022 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
International students are not eligible to study this programme.
You will also need at least five GCSEs at Grade B or Grade 6 or above (or equivalent) at the time of application, including Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Mathematics. GCSE Double Science Awards, at Grades 6-6 or B-B or above, will also be accepted in lieu of separate GCSEs in Biology and Chemistry. The Foundation Year is a widening participation initiative for local students. To be eligible to apply, you must: Have lived in the North West of England (Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Cumbria) for at least one year prior to the start of the course. You must also meet one of the following requirements: Have attended a non-selective state secondary school for GCSEs where the Attainment 8 score is below the English average. For September 2019 entry, GCSE performance in 2017 will be considered according to the Department for Education performance tables at compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk; Have attended a non-selective state secondary school for GCSEs and either live in an area with a postcode in quintile 1 or 2 in the POLAR4 young participation index or in a neighbourhood with a high level of multiple deprivation with an Index of Multiple Deprivation decile of 4 or below. You can check your postcode against the POLAR4 young participation index at org.uk/data-and-analysis/postcode-searchand against the Index of Multiple Deprivation at imd-by-postcode.opendatacommunities.org. In addition, you must meet one of the following criteria: Live in a low-income household with a combined income below £35,000; Have parents who did not go to university or who do not have a higher education qualification; Be, or have previously been, in local authority care; Be the sole carer of a parent or sibling; Have refugee status; Be a member of the travelling community; *Live in an area with a postcode in quintile 1 or 2 in the POLAR4 young participation index. You can check your postcode at officeforstudents.org.uk/data-and-analysis/postcode-search; *Live in a neighbourhood with a high level of multiple deprivation, with an Index of Multiple Deprivation decile of 4 or below. You can check your postcode at imd-by-postcode.opendatacommunities.org. *Applicants who have used essential criteria number 2 above, may not tick these same criteria as their additional item. Applicants should provide details regarding how any checked widening participation criteria are met and will be expected to provide evidence of this at a future date, prior to the offer of a place being made. If your GCSEs were achieved at an educational institution which does not have Attainment 8 data, this will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact us in advance of applying to ensure you are eligible. Applicants will be required to take the UCAT Medical Admissions Test prior to application. UCAT scores and Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) form part of the selection process. UCAT scores can only be used to support an application in the year in which they were achieved. We will not accept applications from graduates for the Foundation Year. Applications from mature students are welcomed. There is no requirement for the academic qualifications in the entry criteria to have been completed in the past two years.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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