The CertHE Medical Sciences Pre-Med (9-months) is a unique programme taught on the Crewe campusawarding graduates of this coursea Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE.) in Medical Science qualification. The Pre-Med has been developed for students that wish to enhance their application to medical or dental school and simultaneously complete the first stage of our accelerated 2-year BSc (Hons.) degree.
Biomedical science focuses on how cells, organs and metabolic systems function in the human body. Through this understanding of health and disease processes, new treatments and therapies can be created or developed, which makes it a very dynamic and exciting field of study.
Core modules are taught from a clinical perspective which provides students with the theory and experience to make the transition to medical or dental school.
Our teaching strategy promotes student centred learning with a focus on small tutorials and workshops rather than large lecture based programmes.
Students who have achieved at least 70% on the 9-months Pre-Med will be eligible to make an application to The University of Buckingham MB ChB Selection Process.
Part of the Pre Med selection criteria is the successful completion of an MMI. Completing this prior to joining the programme, therefore, makes your application to our MB ChB an uncomplicated and streamlined process.
Required grades: BBC
Required points: 30
Required subjects: Chemistry and Biology
Preferred subjects: None
Approved Medical/Biomedical foundation programme
Irish Leaving Certificate
Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers
Access to HE Diploma
BTEC programme of study, however students who have a BTEC as their highest attained qualification will normally be offered the Medical Foundation programme.
Equivalent international qualifications
Prospective international applicants with other qualifications should contact us for an individual assessment.
English language requirements
If English is not a student’s native language, they are normally expected to have passed a recognised test in English to the level of IELTS UKVI Academic score of 6.5 or equivalent (with no less than 6.0 in each section). IELTS General Training is not suitable for this level; other recognised Secure English Language tests (SELTs) can be found on the GOV UK website.
Our admissions process consists of two stages: the first stage is to submit an application with all supporting documents (either via UCAS, or directly to us), via the Apply button.
If the applicant meets our entry requirements, he or she is invited to the second stage which is a Selection event. We hold numerous selection events during each admissions cycle.
Selection Day is when we interview candidates using Multiple Mini Interviews. Our decision to make an offer is based on how well the candidates do at Selection.
The Selections Days for September 2023 are:
Stage 2 MMI
Stage 3 MMI
Stage 2 MMI
Stage 3 MMI
The programme is taught using a range of teaching methodologies such as lectures, small group tutorial sessions, problem-based learning, one-to-one personal tutoring, seminars, practicals and personal assessments.
Level 4 (October-June)
Professional Values and Behaviour
Molecular Cell Biology
Brain, Muscle and Coordination
Gut, Hormones and Metabolism
Circulation and Fluid Balance
Matter and Energy in Medicine
Transferable Skills for your CV
You will gain experience in laboratory work during your degree and this will equip you with the skills you need to plan, conduct and evaluate experiments. It will also enable you to comply with health and safety regulations and research and interpret scientific literature.
Transferable skills gained on your course include:
analytical and problem-solving skills
computing and the use of statistics
data analysis, evaluation and interpretation
organisation and time management
oral and written communication
team working – from laboratory work or activities such as sport, societies or voluntary work
Full-time (9 Months)
We welcome applications in two different ways – directly via our online application form or through UCAS.
Apply online via our course pages:
Most flexible option
Apply until shortly before the course starts
No application fees
You can apply to us as an extra option alongside your UCAS choices
You can apply directly through our website by clicking the ‘apply’ button at the bottom of the course page.
Apply via UCAS
You can easily make Buckingham one of your UCAS choices:
You can apply to up to 5 choices
The application and decision deadlines are set by UCAS
There is an application fee to UCAS
Our UCAS code is B90.
If you’re interested in transferring to Buckingham from another university then please get in touch to talk through your options.