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University of Leicester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Medicine (with a foundation year)

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Course summary

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The MBChB with Foundation Year is aimed at students who wish to study Medicine at the University of Leicester, but whose background makes it less likely that they will be able to meet the entry requirements for our standard five-year MBChB. Our integrated Foundation Year is taught alongside Biological Science students but also includes elements specific to Medicine Successful completion of the integrated Foundation Year at the required level will enable you to progress onto the first year of the MBChB course You will be taught by expert academic staff from across the College of Life Sciences The course strongly emphasises the development of the study skills that will be necessary for success in your undergraduate studies and beyond During your Foundation Year you will join our student community and be able to enjoy all aspects of the University of Leicester student experience. You will be able to join the Students’ Union, use our academic and leisure facilities, live in our accommodation and access all of our support services You will have a personal tutor to support you and will have access to our dedicated Pastoral Support Unit 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

Assessment method

Assessment will be via a variety of methods including continual assessment and formal exams.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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, Mathematics, 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 30 points Pass diploma with at least 30 points overall, including three higher level subjects at grade 5 or above (including Chemistry or Biology), and one other science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. plus three standard level subjects.
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, either Biology, Chemistry or Double Science

Please check to see if you meet the residence and other requirements for this programme by following the link below. https://le.ac.uk/medicine/study/foundation-year/entry-requirements/widening-participation

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

https://le.ac.uk/courses/medicine-with-foundation-year-mbchb/2021

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

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 2021/2 have been confirmed. For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding
Medicine (with a foundation year) at University of Leicester - UCAS