CertHE Medical Sciences Pre-Med (9-months)

Medical Sciences Pre-Med is a unique programme for students that wish to enhance their medical or dental school application or study the first stage of the 2-year degree.

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Course overview

  • 2024
  • Full-time
  • Sep
  • 9 Months
  • Undergraduate
  • Certificate in Higher Education
  • From £15,408 per year*
  • From £23,040 per year*
  • B902
  • Crewe
  • *See below for full fee information

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    Entry Requirements

    A Levels

    Required grades: BBC

    International baccalaureate

    Required points: 30

    Subject requirements

    Required subjects: Chemistry and Biology

    Preferred subjects: None

    Equivalent qualifications

    • 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.

    Student Contract for prospective students

    When you are offered a place at the University you will be notified of the student contract 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 student contract in your offer letter. Your offer letter and the student contract contain important information which you should read carefully before accepting an offer. Read the Student Contract.

    Admissions process

    The selection processes operate in three stages. The first stage is Academic Selection and the second stage is a digital Multiple Mini Assessment and the third is an Objective Structured Selection Examination, the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).

    Stage One: Academic Selection

    This first stage involves judgements on the basis of the written application, primarily related to academic achievement as an indicator of intellectual suitability for a medical course and the practice of medicine. Applicants may offer a variety of qualifications, but the overriding principle is that achievement should be at the highest level, and comparable to entrants to other medical schools in the United Kingdom. It is not intended that ability to pay the fees for the course should compensate for academic achievement that is less than usual for entry to a medical course in the UK.

    Stage Two: Multiple Mini Assessment

    The second stage of selection applies only to those who meet the academic threshold and is intended to judge personal attributes relating to suitability for practice as a doctor. It is a computer-based test, made up of a series of tasks intended to test applicants’ analysis, interpretation and judgement abilities related to ‘Good Medical Practice‘, published by the UK General Medical Council.

    Applicants who are satisfactory at this point will be able to progress to the third and final stage of the MMI application process. Exceptionally high performing applicants may receive an offer at this stage in the process.

    Stage Three: Objective Structured Selection Examination

    The third stage of selection is intended to judge personal attributes relating to suitability for practice as a doctor. It consists of an Objective, Structured Selection Examination (OSSE), made up of a series of tasks intended to test abilities related to ‘Good Medical Practice‘, published by the UK General Medical Council.

    Selection Days

    DateMMAs for September 2024 entry
    20 June 2024Stage 2 MMA4
    25 July 2024Stage 2 MMA5

    Please note: Eligible applicants will be invited to the next available interview.

    Application deadline for September 2024 entry is 18 August 2024.