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Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS)

University of Central Lancashire
Program overview
Length: 5 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Start dates
September 2018  (English)
September 2019  (English)
September 2020  (English)

Description of Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS)

Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) - UCLan School of Medicine

This Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) trains students to become professional, compassionate doctors. UCLan’s School of Medicine develops skills that prepare students for the demands of a rapidly developing global health environment. Delivered in the newest medical school in the UK, you'll benefit from a state-of-the-art curriculum.

The MBBS places considerable emphasis on developing the student's expertise in a whole range of practical areas, including clinical, communication, observation, team-work and leadership skills. The program focuses on early patient contact alongside the learning of basic medical sciences such as anatomy, biochemistry and immunology.

The bachelor program allows for inter-professional learning, building on UCLan’s existing expertise in dentistry, pharmacy, and other allied health professions.


Years 1 and 2: students are taught by expert practitioners in state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories based at the city campus in Preston. In both years students will have community placements across the region and a secondary care induction at the end of year 2.

Years 3 and 4: students undertake supervised primary and secondary care clinical placements in a variety of specialties. Placements are based at NHS Trusts across the region, as well as spending one day per week at the UCLan campus for additional teaching.

Year 5: students rotate through four 6 week apprenticeships. These will include ward based medicine/surgery, emergency medicine and trauma, community medicine, and a student special study module in which a clinical topic can be studied in more depth.  Year 5 will conclude with a four week student assistant-ship shadowing a foundation doctor.

Facilities and Resources

UCLan medical students will enjoy outstanding facilities in our new Medical School, which houses a new Human Anatomy Resource and Learning Center, problem based learning room and students base room.

Additionally, UCLan has five high specification clinical skills laboratories that are stocked with a vast range of equipment – including a number of high fidelity clinical human simulators to help clinical skills in realistic hospital, home and GP surgery environments.

Students will undertake their placements at a number of hospitals in the region. With large inpatient and outpatient departments, these are among the busiest hospitals in the North West.

Admission requirements

  • A-levels: Minimum grades AAB (At least two science subjects to include Chemistry and a third academic subject)
  • A recognized honors degree in any science subject at 2:1 or above or equivalent or, a recognized degree in a health care profession at 2:1 or above or equivalent with at least one year’s professional work experience
  • International applicants will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English
  • Personal statement
  • Transferable skills statement

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

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University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Ranked in the top four percent of universities worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings and awarded four stars overall, The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)  is a center of excellence for international students.  Founded in Preston in 1828 as the Institution...

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University of Central Lancashire

Fylde Rd
PR1 2HE Preston

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Location & accommodation

Preston, England

Preston brings together students from different backgrounds and circumstances often forging lifelong friendships. You may be surprised to find a multicultural population, both on campus and in the city. Many of the shops, restaurants, places of worship and festivals reflect this cultural diversity. The cost of living in the Central Lancashire region is generally lower than in many other parts of the...