CertHE Medical Sciences Pre-Med, (1-year) 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.
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 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 Medical Science 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.
CertHE Medical Sciences Pre-Med, 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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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 each component).
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:
Foundations of Medical Science
Doctors, Patients and Health
Molecular Cell Biology
Brain, Muscle and Coordination
Gut, Hormones and Metabolism
Circulation and Fluid Balance
Matter and Energy in Medicine
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.
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. The University will be attending lots of UCAS fairs throughout the year, take a look and see if we’ll be visiting a city near you.
If you’re interested in transferring to Buckingham from another university then please get in touch to talk through your options.
Help and support
If you need any help making your application or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the form below, or by phone on +44 (0)1280 820227. We are available between 09:00 and 17:00, Monday to Friday.