The Certificate in Medical Foundation Studies Foundation Programme is a 1-year course designed to provide students with the essential skills and academic grounding to meet the entry requirements for our 2-year BSc in Biomedical Sciences and provide a foundation to apply for medical or dental school.
A unique feature of this course is that in the second term some teaching is conducted via Problem Based Learning, giving students an experience of this method of learning before applying for medical or dental school.
Medical Foundation Studies at our new Crewe campus
The Certificate in Medical Foundation Studies 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.
GCSEs: Grade B or 6 equivalent in Maths, English and Science
GCE A levels: DDD to include Biology and Chemistry or Maths or a combination of Sciences and non Sciences, with at least one B in Science or Maths (total equivalent Tariff Points of 72)
IB score of 25 including HL3 in a Science or Maths AND 3 SL subjects
Alternative level 3 qualifications that demonstrate academic ability in the natural sciences.
Each applicant is considered on a case-by-case basis, and an interview may be required.
Please note: If your actual grades fall below these requirements or if you have good non Science A levels, please contact us to discuss further.
Academic requirements will vary from one country to another so please contact us for more details.
If English is not a student’s native language, they must hold an IELTS UKVI certificate with a score of 6.0 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each component, which must have been completed no more than two years before the start of the programme.
Students whose native language is not English will be exempt from providing an English Test Certificate only if they have successfully completed a UK Bachelor degree, or are a national of one of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and the USA.
The application deadline for all Allied Health programmes starting in September 2021 is 31 August 2021 for both Home and International students. International students should apply in plenty of time to acquire a student visa.
The course offers students a strong understanding of medical science taught at foundation level. You will take the following modules:
English & Academic Skills (L2) (Optional, Sept-Dec)
Biomedicine I: Genes, Cells & Development (L3)
Chemistry I: Atoms, Molecules & Reactions (L3)
Measurement in the Life Sciences I (L3)
Medicine, Disease & Society (L3)
Biomedicine II: Tissues, Systems & Regulation (L3)
You can apply directly using our online application form – all you need to do is click the ‘apply’ button at the bottom of this page.
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.
If you would like to make any changes to your current application, please contact Admissions using the form below.