Home » Courses » Foundation

Certificate in Medical Foundation Studies (9 months) (Coming soon)


  • Required grades: Grade B or 6 equivalent in Maths, English and Science

A Levels

  • Required grades: DDD
  • Total equivalent Tariff Points of 72

International baccalaureate

  • Required points: 25 points (excluding EE and TOK points) including a HL 3 in a Science or Maths AND 3 subjects taken at Standard Level (SL)

Subject requirements

  • Required subjects: None
  • Preferred subjects: Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics or a combination of sciences and non-Sciences

Equivalent Qualifications

Typical Offers

Each application is considered on its own merit. Usually, applicants will have evidence of up to year 12. Mature students can apply with evidence of work experience.

Home student/School leaver under 21

If you are a UK student who has not taken the usual entry qualifications for a healthcare degree programme (i.e. you do not have A-levels in Biology and Chemistry or have not achieved the required grades at the first attempt).

Alternative level 3 qualifications that demonstrate academic ability in the natural sciences but are not equivalent to BBC at A-Level for direct entry to our BSc.

Mature home student (over 21)

The age range of our student body varies from those who have recently completed A-Levels (or equivalent) to more mature students. Age is no barrier to learning and we welcome all applications from mature students. Your experience in the world of work will be considered alongside any qualifications you hold.

International students

We are happy to consider all international applications and if you are an international student you may find it useful to visit our international pages for details of entry requirements from your home country. For countries not listed, we will use ECCTIS or establish the equivalence of your qualification to entry requirements. A recognised formal English language test will be required.

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will also need an an IELTS UKVI Academic score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component. (IELTS General Training is not suitable for this level; other recognised Secure English Language tests (SELTs) can be found on the GOV website).

The University is a UKVI Student Sponsor.

Selection Process

Each application is considered on its own merit. You may be invited for an informal interview. If you are an international student the informal interview will be held on Microsoft Teams.

Our Admissions Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Call us on 01280 820229 or get in touch via email FMHS-admissions@buckingham.ac.uk

Terms and conditions for prospective students

When you are offered a place at the University you will be notified of the terms and conditions between the University and students on our courses of study. When you accept an offer of a place on the course at the University a legal contract is formed between you and the University on the basis of the terms and conditions outlined in your offer letter. Your offer letter and the terms and conditions contain important information which you should read carefully before accepting an offer.