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.
The 1 year Pre-Med is a unique programme taught on the Crewe campus leading to a 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.
The course content is identical to the first stage of our 2 year BSc. and successful graduates of this 1 year programme will be awarded 120 credits at level 4 by the University of Buckingham. Students who do not secure a place at a medical or dental school at the end of this year can then opt to transfer directly into the 2nd stage of our unique 2 year BSc. and then re-apply for medical or dental school.
This course is part of the Medipathways® suite of courses, specifically designed for students interested in progressing on to medical, dental school or other healthcare sciences and professions.
Why is this Pre-Med programme unique?
Core modules are taught from a clinical perspective which provides students with the theory and experience found among first-year courses at medical or dental school. Students who achieve, or are predicted, at least 70% on all modules of this course will usually meet the academic criteria for some medical schools in the UK. Other non-academic entry criteria must also be met.
The course also forms the first stage of our unique 2 year BSc, for students who wish to apply for medicine or dentistry as a graduate, pursue their scientific career further or go into employment.
These are the aggregate 2015-18 stats for leavers with a Medipathways® BSc or Pre-Med for medical schools across the UK:
All applicants who graduated: 71% interview | 63% offer
Applicants achieving a 2.1 or higher: 86% interview | 75% offer
Applicants achieving a 1st: 100% interview | 100% offer
Each applicant is considered on a case-by-case basis, and an interview may be required.
A-Level grades of BBC to include Biology and Chemistry (or equivalent e.g. IB score) are normally our standard requirements for entry.
Equivalent qualifications, such as the Irish Leaving Certificate, the I.B. Diploma and the Scottish Advanced Highers are also accepted. Prospective international applicants with other qualifications should contact us for an individual assessment.
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 6.5 or equivalent (with not less than 6.0 in the writing and listening sections).
Students who have passed an approved medical/biomedical foundation are strongly considered for a place.
Please note: If your actual grades fall below these requirements, please contact us to discuss your grades further as we may be able to look into your circumstances and the possibility of an individual plan.
The modules are taught from a clinical perspective which provides students with the theory and experience found among first-year courses at medical or dental school. You will study the following modules:
Successful students who do not apply or secure a place into a medical school can progress onto the second and final year of our 2-year Biomedical Sciences degree. Students who then achieve at least a 2.1 will then have have a high chance of securing a place at medical or dental school.
Home and EU students: £16,000 International students: £18,000