Medicine and Health
Why choose Buckingham
Study Medicine and Health at Buckingham, the home of the two-year degree, ranked in the top 10 for Graduate Prospects (The Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022). Students are at the heart of everything we do: our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies. You will love our personalised teaching model, dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus
Medicine and Health degrees
Our Schools of Medicine and Allied Health are hubs for professional healthcare training based at both Buckingham and Crewe. We offer a range of Medicine and Health courses, from the MB ChB Medicine, Podiatric Medicine and Biomedical Science, to postgraduate courses for healthcare professionals.
Our unique 4.5-year, GMC-accredited medicine programme will develop you into a competent, safe and caring doctor, well equipped to progress in your chosen area. We introduce patient contact from as early as term one, giving you plenty of opportunities to interact and shadow leading practitioners. You will be taught both on-campus and at our clinical placements at nearby hospitals.
Our Medicine and Health courses are suited to both UK and international students. As an independent medical school, we have no cap on international student places.
We also offer a range of allied health programmes at our brand new Health Sciences campus in Crewe, based in Cheshire in North West England. As of January 2021, Medicine is now also offered in Crewe.
Featured Medicine and Health courses
DibyeshwarI, MB ChB
“The University of Buckingham Medical School has been very welcoming and informative. The academic faculty is always there to assist students in their studies and always makes sure students are comfortable in what they are doing. Every member of staff from the students union, IT, student support, refectory staff help to make you feel at home.”
Experience Medicine and Health
Meet our lecturers
Professor Joanne Harris, Dean of the Medical School
Formerly the Deputy Head of Undergraduate Medicine at Imperial College London Dr Harris is now the Dean of Medicine at the University of Buckingham. Dr Harris has worked clinically in both hospital practice and primary care, achieving Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP).
Dr Andy McKeown, Deputy Director of Medical Education.
Andy is a practising GP and has been involved in undergraduate medical education for the past decade. During his 6 years at Imperial College he served as the Primary Care Curriculum and Faculty Development Lead, providing educational CPD and Quality Assurance for community educators, as well as co-leading the review of the College’s phase 3 of the curriculum. His research interests lie in educational authenticity and empowering students to fulfill a meaningful role within the healthcare setting.
Professor Attila Kardos, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor Kardos has specialist research interests in clinical epidemiology, clinical trials in the field of heart failure, angina, heart attack, valve disease and cardiovascular imaging. He was awarded a Research Fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology; and was a post-doc fellow at the University of Oxford.
Michael Harrison-Blount, Academic Lead for Podiatry
After completing several years in NHS clinical practice (including a role as clinical lead), he took up an academic post at the University of Salford before moving to Buckingham. Mr Harrison-Blount sits on the Academic and Clinical Governance Committee (ACG) for the College of Podiatry and continues to practice podiatry in Nantwich. Michael Harrison-Blount’s profile.
Your future career
By studying medicine or an allied health programme, you can help to make a real difference to people’s lives. With over 60 different specialisations in the medical profession, you can benefit from a range of career options from GPs to podiatrists. Our degrees will teach you transferable skills such as presentation, research and communication alongside of medical knowledge, meaning you will be equipped to work in a difficult and pressured environment.
Milton Keynes University Hospital
South Warwickshire Foundation Trust
Bucks Healthcare Trust
The University of Buckingham Medical School received General Medical Council (GMC) accreditation in May 2019. The GMC has commended the University for the ‘excellent professional, academic and pastoral support that extends throughout the University and clinical learning environments’ and ‘the robust systems that ensure the quality of all aspects of the MB ChB programme, including teaching and assessment’.
Medicine selection days
Our admissions process consists of two stages: the first stage is to submit an application with all supporting documents (either via UCAS, or directly to us), via the apply button. If you meet our entry requirements, you will be invited to the second stage, known as a Selection Day: this involves a series of multiple mini interviews. Our decision to make an offer is based on how well you do at Selection. Dates for our 2022 Selection Days will be published here shortly.