Foundation Year for Medicine and Surgery Lancaster University

Undergraduate

This course is designed for students who are not eligible to apply directly to the Medicine and Surgery programme. For instance: if you are not predicted to achieve the required grades but attend a school or college whose A-level results are below average for state-funded schools in England or have serious mitigating circumstances that have had a significant impact on your A-level performance. It provides opportunities for students from a disadvantaged background and individuals who display a long term commitment to a career in healthcare e.g. mature students working in the NHS. The course is designed to prepare you for successful progression onto the 5 year undergraduate medical degree programme.

  • Qualification

    Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    October 2020

  • Duration

    1 year


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code A900
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. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not considered for the third subject.

Three subjects taken at one sitting, after 2 years of study. Minimum grades required: ABB ONLY if the applicant fulfils the eligibility criteria, see below.

Information:
Only certain applicants are eligible to apply to the Foundation year for Medicine & Surgery: for instance, if you fulfil certain widening participation criteria; attend a school or college whose examination results are below average for state-funded schools in England; or have serious mitigating circumstances that have impacted on your A-level performance. Applicants who are predicted AAB or above are not eligible to apply to Foundation Year and should apply for direct entry to A100, Medicine & Surgery.

GCSE requirements: 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/grade 6; attained by the end of year 11 and scoring 10-15 points from the 9 GCSEs (where 7+ or A*/A = 2 points; 6 or B = 1 point).
Access to HE Diploma Not normally accepted.
Scottish Higher At least AABBB plus BB in Biology and Chemistry at Advanced Higher Level ONLY if the applicant fulfils the eligibility criteria, see below.

Information:
Only certain applicants are eligible to apply to the Foundation year for Medicine & Surgery: for instance, if you fulfil certain widening participation criteria; attend a school or college whose examination results are below average for state-funded schools in England; or have serious mitigating circumstances that have impacted on your A-level performance. Applicants who are predicted AAB or above are not eligible to apply to Foundation Year and should apply for direct entry to A100, Medicine & Surgery.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points overall to include Biology, Chemistry plus one other subject at Higher level (required grades: at least 6,5,5) plus three further subjects at standard level. ONLY if the applicant fulfils the eligibility criteria, see below.

Information:
Only certain applicants are eligible to apply to the Foundation year for Medicine & Surgery: for instance, if you fulfil certain widening participation criteria; attend a school or college whose examination results are below average for state-funded schools in England; or have serious mitigating circumstances that have impacted on your A-level performance. Applicants who are predicted AAB or above are not eligible to apply to Foundation Year and should apply for direct entry to A100, Medicine & Surgery.
Scottish Advanced Higher At least AABBB plus BB in Biology and Chemistry at Advanced Higher Level ONLY if the applicant fulfils the eligibility criteria, see below.

Information:
Only certain applicants are eligible to apply to the Foundation year for Medicine & Surgery: for instance, if you fulfil certain widening participation criteria; attend a school or college whose examination results are below average for state-funded schools in England; or have serious mitigating circumstances that have impacted on your A-level performance. Applicants who are predicted AAB or above are not eligible to apply to Foundation Year and should apply for direct entry to A100, Medicine & Surgery.

All applicants are expected to have studied English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics as part of their secondary education at GCSE or equivalent.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lms/study-with-us/undergraduate/foundation-year/entry-requirements--selection-process/academic-entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

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

Other

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 2019/20 academic year. We set our fees on an annual basis and our 2020/21 entry fees will be announced later in the year.