University of Buckingham

Medical Sciences (Pre-Med, 1-year) University of Buckingham Degree level: Undergraduate

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The University of Buckingham is:
o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus
o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide)
o Joint 4th in England for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey)
o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1

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.

The 1-year Pre-Med is a unique programme taught on the Crewe campus (subject to contract) leading to a Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE.) in Medical Science qualification. The Pre-Med has been developed for students who have been narrowly unsuccessful at securing an offer to medical or dental school at their first attempt.

The course content is identical to the first stage of our 2-year BSc. and successful graduates of this 1-year programme will be awarded 120 credits at level 4 by the University of Buckingham. Students who do not secure a place at a medical or dental school at the end of this year can then opt to transfer directly into the 2nd stage of our unique 2-year BSc. and then re-apply for medical or dental school.

This course is part of the Medipathways® suite of courses, specifically designed for students interested in progressing on to medical, dental school or other healthcare sciences and professions.

Course details

Modules

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

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*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 code B902
Institution code B90
Campus name Crewe
Campus code C

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. Ranked joint 4th in England and joint 7th in the UK in the National Student Survey (NSS) for student satisfaction this year, the University and has always scored highly since it started taking part 14 years ago. 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. https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BBC A-Level grades of BBC to include Biology and Chemistry are normally our standard requirements for entry. Students who have grades of AAB may apply for other medical or dental schools in the UK.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 IELTS 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).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £16,000 Whole course
EU £16,000 Whole course
International £18,000 Whole course
England £16,000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £16,000 Whole course
Scotland £16,000 Whole course
Wales £16,000 Whole course

Additional fee information

Home Students: The University of Buckingham is an alternative provider because we do not receive annual funding through the UK funding councils. Buckingham students are eligible for support from Student Finance England towards their studies: (1) An annual repayable Tuition Fee Loan of £6,165 (September 2019) paid direct to the University. Students are responsible for paying the remaining balance to the University for each term’s fees. (2) An annual repayable Maintenance Loan to help with living costs (the amount awarded is dependent on household income). This is paid directly to you after registration. The undergraduate fees can be found on our website at: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/fees/

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: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships

Provider information

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University of Buckingham
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Buckingham
MK18 1EG


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