Medical Schools


Medicine at University of Lancaster Medical School

Overview of Lancaster Medical School


Lancaster University Medicine is one of the newer medical schools in the country, admitting only 129 students per year. Last year, there were over 1200 applicants. The medical school has been training medics since 2006, initially in collaboration with the University of Liverpool and independently since 2012. Lancaster University is consistently ranked in the top ten in national league tables – 6th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, joint 7th in The Guardian University Guide 2020, and 7th in the Complete University Guide 2020. As one of the UK’s smaller medical schools, Lancaster Medicine's size allows them to offer a student-focused learning environment within a highly supportive community.


Lancaster University Medical School Course Structure

Year 1: You will experience early patient contact in primary care when you visit several local GP practices

Year 2: You will be on campus Monday and Friday, and spend two days per week on hospital placement. You will also engage in community-related activities, including several days in GP placements , community clinical teaching (CCT) sessions with GP tutors and two community-related assessments. 

Year 3: comprises five rotations, each of which includes patient contact, clinical teaching, PBL and other teaching activities such as tutorials and lectures 

Year 4: You will spend a minimum of three days a week in a hospital setting, in two 15-week blocks, and will complete a Primary Care placement. 

Year 5: You will undertake five clinical attachments, two of which are Selectives in Advanced Medical Practice (SAMPs)

University of Central Lancashire Medical School Entry Requirements


8 subjects - At least 13 points where A*-A or 7-9 = 2 points; B or 6 = 1 point Grade 6 (B) in biology, chemistry, physics, english language. If Biology or Chemistry is not studied at A-level, then GCSE must be at least grade A/7. All other subjects must be at least grade C or 4.

A Levels

AAA or AAB plus EPQ


36 points.

To include: At Higher Level (HL): any two of Biology, Chemistry or Psychology and one other subject; all at a minimum of 6 points. At Standard Level (SL): three subjects, all at a minimum of 5 points. We will consider applications from applicants who have taken longer than 2 years to achieve the required grades in the International Baccalaureate.

Scottish Higher

At least five subjects taken at one sitting, after one year of study including Biology (A), Chemistry (A), plus at least three other subjects. Minimum grades required: AAAAB