Medicine (with a foundation year)

University of Leicester

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Our 6 year Medicine with a Foundation Year course aims to widen access to Medicine for students who wish to study at the University of Leicester, but whose background makes it less likely that they will be able to gain the entry requirements for our standard 5 year MBChB. This course is only available for students who meet the widening access requirements designated on our School of Medicine website. There will be 35 places available. Up to 25 places are open for students who have been resident in the East Midlands while studying A-levels or BTEC. A further 10 places will be available for students applying from anywhere within the UK.

Course details

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 October

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeA199
Institution code L34
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB Including Chemistry or Biology, plus one other science from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. Maths and Further Maths count as one subject. Human Biology and Biology count as one subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD Must be in Applied Science
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Pass diploma with at least 32 points overall, including three higher level subjects (including Chemistry or Biology), and one other science subject from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Psychology plus three standard level subjects. Each higher level subject must be passed with a minimum of five points. We do not consider bonus points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C/5 in English Language, Mathematics and two sciences, including Chemistry or Double Science

Please check to see if you meet the residence and other requirements for this programme by following the link below.

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

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


More information about the selection process can be found on the Medical School department page of the University website.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

This information will be updated as soon as the tuition fees for the academic year 2020/1 have been confirmed. For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website:
Medicine (with a foundation year) at University of Leicester - UCAS