University of Central Lancashire

Medical Sciences (May) University of Central Lancashire Degree level: Undergraduate

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The BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences programme is designed to prepare students for further study on professional programmes; such as graduate entry Medicine, Dentistry or Physician Associate Studies, Masters or PhD studies, as well as creating opportunities for students to competitively apply for careers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries or academia.

Delivered over two years, this programme provides a unique opportunity for you to gain a scientific degree which is embedded within a clinically-focused curriculum. Staff from both scientific and clinical fields will guide you through your journey, developing key transferable skills and enhancing your understanding of the healthcare industry in order to prepare you as a highly competitive candidate for a range of career options.

Based within the School of Medicine, this programme understands what is necessary for competitive entry into professional healthcare programmes; such as graduate entry medicine. A high staff to student ratio allows us to provide you with a nurturing environment in which you can grow.

Your scientific knowledge alongside your transferable skills will prepare you to become a highly competitive candidate for entry onto graduate entry medicine, dentistry, physician associate and other professional study programmes. Graduates from this programme will also be highly competitive candidates for further postgraduate study at MSc, MPhil and PhD level. With a strong focus on developing independent thinking and analytical skills, students will also be competitive in the workplace sector, especially for jobs within healthcare, clinical and scientific industries.

Course Highlights

•A ‘gateway’ course to prepare you becoming highly competitive candidates for graduate entry medicine, dentistry, Physician Associate, or other professional programmes.
•A unique course embedded within a medical school, providing a core clinical foundation not offered on many other ‘gateway’ courses. It focuses on both academic achievement and the development of strong student personal profiles, alongside training in clinical and communication skills, required by many professions.
•Extra-curricular voluntary placement opportunities facilitated by staff within the School.
•Taught in small, culturally diverse groups promoting integration, cultural exchange and personal development.

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 2G95
Institution code C30
Campus name Burnley Campus
Campus code A

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE 120 points, including 15 level 3 credits in Chemistry at Distinction and 15 level 3 credits in 2nd science at Distinction


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11,100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11,100 Year 1
Scotland £11,100 Year 1
Wales £11,100 Year 1

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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University of Central Lancashire
Preston
PR1 2HE


Course contact details

Course Enquiries

01772 892400