Lancaster University

Medicine and Surgery Lancaster University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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This programme consists of a 5-year undergraduate MBChB curriculum delivered through problem-based learning, supplemented with lectures, clinical anatomy teaching, training in clinical and communication skills and experiential learning on clinical placement. Clinical placements are in the acute hospitals and primary care settings of Lancashire and South Cumbria.

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

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Course code A100
Institution code L14
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level Chemistry and Biology are subject requirements at A2 level.

Three subjects taken at one sitting, after 2 years of study, plus a 4th subject at AS-level or EPQ. Minimum grades required: AAA (b)

Three subjects taken at one sitting, no 4th AS or EPQ. Grades required: AAA - A*AA (depending on individual circumstances)

GCSEs in nine separate subject areas, to include the following subjects: Core and Additional Science (or Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), English Language, and Mathematics; all at least grade B/6 attained by the end of year 11 and scoring 15 points or more from the nine GCSEs (where 7+ or A*/A = 2; B or 6 = 1).

Chemistry and Biology are subject requirements at A2 level. Only one of Maths or Further Maths will be considered at A and AS level. General Studies and Critical Thinking only considered as 4th subject. The Extended project qualification (grade B or above) may be considered in place of the AS level qualification in some instances.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Specified Access to Medicine courses acceptable.

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Scottish Higher At least AAAAB plus AA in Biology and Chemistry at Advanced Higher Level.

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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points to include Biology, Chemistry plus one other subject at Higher level (required grades: at least 6,6,6 plus three further subjects at standard level (required grades: at least 5,5,5)

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Scottish Advanced Higher At least AAAAB plus AA in Biology and Chemistry at Advanced Higher Level.

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All applicants are expected to have studied English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics as part of their secondary education (please see GCSE requirements). If you are applying from outside the UK or if English is not your first language, you must sit either IELTS or the Pearson PTE Academic qualification before application and include details of the achieved grades on your UCAS application form.

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


All interviews must be attended in person at Lancaster Medical School.


All offers of a place on this programme are subject to health and DBS checks. These typically take place after an offer is made.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fees displayed relate to the 19/20 academic year. We set our fees on an annual basis and our 2020/21 entry fees will be announced later in the year. International fee for Medicine is £31,540.00.

Provider information

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Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office