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UCLan Medical School pathway

Founded in 1828 and granted university status in 1992, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

It was the first modern university in the UK to be included in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.

In 2013 QS awarded UCLan the full five stars for its approach to ‘Internationalisation’

Global recognition

  • In the top 3.7% of universities worldwide according to The Centre for World University Rankings 2016 (CWUR)

At a glance


  • Kings Bournemouth
  • Kings Brighton
  • Kings London
  • Kings Oxford

Start dates:

  • September 2024
  • January 2025

Entry requirements:

  • Completed 11 – 12 years of schooling
  • Minimum IELTS 6.5
  • Completing the Medical Summer Programme first is highly recommended

Minimum age:

  • 16.5


  • Foundation: 1 academic year (3 terms)
  • A-levels: 2 years (6 terms)


  • Average 21 hours per week, plus homework and private study

Learning outcomes

  • Raise academic qualifications to UK university entrance level
  • Raise English to university level 
  • Develop learning and self-study skills for degree level 
  • Develop relevant working experience required for entry into medical school 
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Two-year A-level pathway

You will study Biology and Chemistry at A-level, as well as either Maths or Physics.

One-year Foundation pathway

You will follow the specialist Kings Advanced Level Foundation. This is based on A-level and taught by A-level teachers.

You will study Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Maths. Very strong students may also opt to do Further Maths.

UCLan Medical School entry criteria

UCLan accept applications directly, not through UCAS. So you have until the end of January to submit your application.


  • A-level: AAB
  • Foundation: Minimum 70%, with at least two science subjects including Chemistry


  • IELTS 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in each category)

Additional requirements


UCLan do not require students to sit the UCAT.


You will usually need to attend MMIs (Multiple Mini Interviews). Kings will prepare you fully for these.


Students apply to UCLan directly, no need to go via UCAS.

Other progression options

If you successfully complete the programme but decide to apply elsewhere your Kings UCAS Counsellor will help you find the best alternative course or university.

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