Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Medicine with Foundation Year

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Course summary

About Keele Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to Top 10 in England for Overall Student Satisfaction (broad-based, public universities, NSS 2021), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Global Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious International Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele. Foundation Year The medicine MBChB with health foundation year course will provide you with the requisite science knowledge, enhance your study skills and give you an introduction to the employability skills required by health professionals. The foundation year is a well established and successful course which offers progression onto the full range of health degrees at Keele. The foundation year for medicine is a gateway route into medicine for students from some under-represented groups. This course offers standard medical training with the addition of a foundation year (a total of six years). Students entering the foundation year will undertake a range of modules to bring your academic level up to an equivalent standard to that of direct entrants to year 1 of the MBChB programme. Progression requirements are currently 40% (45 credits) in all semester 1 modules and 70% (75 credits) in semester 2. By the end of this course you will have transformed your skills and knowledge to equip you to practise in the evolving healthcare environment. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the scientific foundations of medicine, enabling you to develop high levels of clinical expertise. The course is designed to ensure you meet the necessary standards in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes that new doctors need, as identified by the General Medical Council in ‘Outcomes for Graduates’. At Keele, we put an emphasis on feedback to help you improve your knowledge, understanding and performance of medical practice. The modern, highly integrated medical curriculum combines a range of learning strategies, including contemporary science, early clinical experience, integrated communication and clinical skills teaching, practical activities (including dissection), problem-based-learning (PBL), lectures and seminars. You will gain experience through clinical placements in primary and secondary care settings and in the community sector. Inter-professional learning and student interests are fostered throughout this programme. You’ll get the opportunity for intercalation to pursue an additional qualification in a medicine-related subject that interests you in further depth. You could study at Bachelor’s level after second year or Master’s level after fourth year. You can focus on scholarship and research, publish scientific papers and present at conferences. This course is only available for students who meet the widening access requirements designated on our School of Medicine website.

Course details

Modules

For a list of indicative and likely optional modules please visit the course website.


How to apply

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

Application codes

Course code:
A104
Institution code:
K12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must meet widening participation criteria as well as the academic entry requirements. Please see the link below for further information.

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

https://www.keele.ac.uk/medicine/mbchb5years/healthfoundationyearformedicine/

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Health checks

A satisfactory health check will be required for successful candidates.

Interview

Our selection process requires candidates to be interviewed before any offer can be made. Our interviews usually take the form of multiple mini-interviews (MMIs), where candidates undertake a series of short interview stations. For 2022 entry we plan to use face to face interviews again. However, in the event that travel restrictions are imposed as part of the country’s ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we reserve the right to conduct interviews remotely via video conferencing. Please see webpages for full details: www.keele.ac.uk/medicine/mbchb5years/entryrouteshowtoapply/

Other

Candidates who progress from the Health Foundation Year onto year 1 of the degree course will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced plus Barring Lists). You must meet fitness-to-practise requirements in order to progress. Please see webpages for full details: www.keele.ac.uk/medicine/mbchb5years/entryrouteshowtoapply/ This route is no longer open to graduates, or students who have already commenced or completed another HE programme, or overseas candidates. All candidates will be required to complete a Roles and Responsibilities Form detailing their work experience as part of the selection process.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

We exclude candidates with a total UCAT score lower than 2280 or a situational judgement test (SJT) result in band 4.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
89%
Student satisfaction
86%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
99%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £19800 Year 1
International £19800 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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Keele University
Keele
ST5 5BG


Clearing contact details

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Course Clearing information

Additional information

From Monday 6 July: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (weekdays only) Thursday 13 August: 8.00 am - 8.00 pm Friday 14 August: 8.30 am - 6.00 pm Saturday 15 August: 10.00 am - 4.30 pm Sunday 16 August: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm From Monday 17 August: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm ( weekdays only)


Course contact details

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Medicine Admissions

01782 733632

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Medicine with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS