New private medical school opens for applicants


A new self-funded undergraduate medical degree programme by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will take its first set of students in September 2014.

The UCLan School of Medicine and Dentistry will offer the 5 year MB BS programme to 35 students. The GMC has committed to work with UCLan to enable the MB BS programme to acquire full GMC recognition.



Students will study medical sciences along with clinical and communication skills at UCLan’s multimillion pound facilities in Preston and Burnley. East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) will provide the majority of clinical placements.

“Our market research has highlighted there is demand from overseas students to study medicine at a UK university and our course is aimed predominately at those who have a lack of opportunities in their own country,” said UCLan’s Professor StJohn Crean, Dean, School of Medicine and Dentistry.

“It is priced in line with the overseas and independent fee paying rates offered at other UK Medical Schools at £35,000 per year, for which students will be able to enjoy outstanding academic excellence, small class sizes, early patient contact, top-of-the-range facilities and exceptional practical clinical training.”