Medical Degree in the UK Universities

UK medical degree for international students

The majority of international students must complete a 1-year Medical Foundation programme to be able to apply for a medical school in the UK. Medical Foundation is designed for students wishing to progress into medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other life science fields including Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacology.

The programme helps students to acquire the knowledge base, academic, and practical skills necessary for study at degree level. It provides an understanding of how the human body works through a study of anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry. It also introduces the study of some elements of pathology, microbiology, virology and parasitology, genetics and public health. Students whose first language is not English also receive 6 hours of Academic English tuition to prepare them for IELTS tests.

Medical Foundation offers progression routes to a number of university options:

  • The one-year Pre-Med programme at a university which, in turn, offers a direct progression into four and a half year medical degree programme
  • The 5-year medical degree
  • Direct progression routes into other life science-related degree courses

Medical Foundation can also help prepare students for the medical entrance exams of some EU universities such as Charles University in Prague and Semmelweis University in Hungary.

UK Medical Foundation Programme for International Students
UK Medicine Foundation Programme for International Students
Entry requirements for medical Foundation programme

Minimum age: 17 at the start of the course. Applicants must have Secondary School Certificate with good grades particularly in Biology and Chemistry.
English language level equivalent 6.0 in IELTS. For students who do not have this level of English, Pre-Sessional courses are available.

Tuition fees: Medical Foundation - £25,950, Medical Degree - from £46,000 per year

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