Average 21 hours per week, plus homework and private study
Class size range:
8 – 12
Raise academic qualifications to UK university entrance level
Raise English to university level
Develop learning and self-study skills for degree level
Full preparation for participation in the MMIs
Develop relevant working experience required for entry into medical school
General Medical Council
The University of Buckingham Medical school was granted General Medical Council (GMC) approval in 2019.
The GMC commented on the University’s “excellent professional, academic and pastoral support that extends throughout the University and clinical learning environments’ and ‘the robust systems that ensure the quality of all aspects of the MB ChB programme, including teaching and assessment”.
“We are committed to producing great doctors and allied health professionals at the University of Buckingham. Competition for places on these programmes is very keen throughout the sector and our partnership with Kings Education will provide another route to these exciting professions.”
Prof. John C. Clapham Pro Vice Chancellor Health Sciences
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.
Buckingham Medical School entry criteria
After successfully completing your course at Kings you are guaranteed a place onto the one year pre-med at Buckingham University, after which you will progress onto the 4.5-year MB CHB programme
Foundation: Minimum 65% overall with no less than 65% in Disease, Medicine & Society module.
IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.5 in each category)
Medical degree entry
Students gaining the following are guaranteed interview for entry to the medical degree:
70% on the pre-med year
Internal MMI (completed as part of the pre-med year)
Note: Students who do not achieve the above can move to the condensed 2-year BSC Biomedical sciences degree at the University of Buckingham. On completion of this degree (with minimum of 2:1) students are able apply to any Medical School in the UK.
MMI is required.
UCAT, BMAT not required.
Entry is direct: No UCAS entry required.
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.