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University of Central Lancashire

Medical Sciences (Foundation Entry)

UCAS Code: AA90

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


80 UCAS points at A2

80 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

UCAS Tariff

80

including at least 2 Science courses to year 12 study

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Clinical medicine

This course enables students who require additional academic and/or English language skills to continue onto the BSc. Medical Sciences or apply for other courses subject to academic achievement in year 1. These alternatives are: undergraduate medicine (MBBS)*, integrated Masters Physician Associate Studies, MPharm (Hons), BSc. Biomedical Sciences, BSc. Dental Hygeine and Dental Therapy.

The School of Medicine wishes to increase access to medical education and support the development and sustainability of a regional workforce. In 2019, the MBBS course is open to international students and limited number of UK students and so competition for progression to the MBBS programme is very high. Weighting will be given to UK Widening Participation students wishing to apply for MBBS (see our webpage for further information).

Upon completion of Year One you can apply to

5-year UCLan Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) if you satisfy the following criteria:
• Expected to achieve a grade of 70% or above on Year 1 of the programme
• Will have met or expected to meet all other stated entry requirements for the MBBS
Having satisfied these criteria you will be guaranteed an interview and thereafter complete the same highly competitive admissions’ process as all the MBBS applicants. Please note that completion of the programme does not guarantee an automatic progression to either course.

4-year UCLan integrated Masters in Physician Associate Studies if you satisfy the following criteria:
• Expected to achieve a grade of 60% or above on Year 1 of the programme
• Will have met or expected to meet all other stated entry requirements for the programme

4-year UCLan MPharm if you satisfy the following criteria:
• Expected to achieve a grade of 65% or above with 70% in Chemistry and Biology Modules on Year 1 of the programme
• Will have met or expected to meet all other stated entry requirements for the programme

3-year UCLan BSc. Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy if you satisfy the following criteria:
• Expected to achieve a grade of 65% or above on Year 1 of the programme
• Will have met or expected to meet all other stated entry requirements for the programme

3-year UCLan BSc. Biomedical Sciences if you satisfy the following criteria:
• Expected to achieve a grade of 60% or above on Year 1 of the programme
• Will have met or expected to meet all other stated entry requirements for the programme

The Uni


Course locations:

Burnley Campus

Westlakes Campus

Runshaw College

Department:

School of Medicine

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

65%
low
Clinical medicine

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medicine (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
33%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
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After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medicine (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
med
Employed or in further education
50%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Clinical medicine

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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