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.
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.
- Applicants who have achieved, or predicted, at least 70% on the 1-year Pre-Med will be guaranteed an invitation to the second phase of the University of Buckingham MB ChB Selection Process – MMI. Applicants will also be required to have grade C in English GCSE, or if English is not their first language an IELTS of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component.
- 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.
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It is taught at the University of Buckingham’s brand new campus in Crewe, Cheshire in North West England.
The University has, in partnership with Apollo Hospitals Group, acquired the former Manchester Metropolitan University’s campus at Crewe, Cheshire. The campus is a short, 10-minute walk from the train station and off Junction 16 of the M6 motorway.
Student accommodation is just a five-minute walk from the main campus at Booth Hall, offering 695 rooms. You can explore Booth Hall further on the Apollo Buckingham Health Sciences Campus website. Please note, prices for accommodation are subject to change.
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