Medicine and Health
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 Sciences courses, from the MB ChB 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 Science 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 healthcare courses, including medicine, at our brand new Health Sciences campus in Crewe, based in Cheshire in North West England.
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 campuses at Buckingham and Crewe.
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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.”
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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).
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
St Andrews Hospital, Northampton
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Bucks Healthcare Trust
Macclesfield General Hospital, East Cheshire Trust
Leighton Hospital, Mind Cheshire Hospitals, Crewe
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 three stages. The first is to submit an application with all supporting documentation, either directly or via UCAS. If the applicant meets or is predicted to meet the entry requirements, they are invited to the second stage for the Multiple Mini Assessment; computer-based tests consisting of tasks that test students’ analysis, interpretation and judgement.
Successful applicants are then invited to the third stage, the Multiple Mini Interview, consisting of a number of observed structured selection examinations. Exceptionally high performing students may receive an offer after stage two. All other offers are made after the Multiple Mini Interview events.
View the MB ChB course page to view upcoming 2024 Selection Days.
Public Involvement Forum
The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences understands the importance of involving patients and the public in the education of future healthcare practitioners.
The Public Involvement Forum welcomes members from all walks of life and backgrounds who have an interest in supporting our students in their journey though medical education.
Our volunteers are welcomed as part of the University of Buckingham family and enjoy the many benefits of belonging to the country’s only independent university. Learn more about the forum and the advantages of becoming a PIF member.