A foundation year is designed to prepare you for a medical degree, they can be standalone or integrated.
- Who are they for?
- Medical Schools with an Integrated Foundation Year (6 year course before intercalation)
- What you need to know:
- Standalone Foundation Years
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Who are they for?
Foundation years can be used if you have a good academic background, but not a huge amount of science education, or they can be for individuals who don't meet the entry requirements for the standard 5-year course. Often widening participation criteria need to be met to be eligible to apply.
Medical Schools with an Integrated Foundation Year (6 year course before intercalation)
Gateway to Medicine (MB ChB)
Gateway to Medicine is aimed at students with the potential to become doctors but who do not meet the standard academic entry criteria to apply directly to our five-year Medicine course. Our Gateway courses are a widening participation initiative for UK students who fulfil specific criteria and wish to apply for a clinical programme.
What you need to know:
A widening participation initiative for UK students who fulfil specific criteria and wish to apply for a clinical programme. This course is open to applicants from specific schools and colleges in the UK only and/or to those who have spent 3 months or more in care.
Medicine with a preliminary year (MBBCh)
Course structure Your preliminary year is coordinated by the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University. You will study in a university environment alongside students who will progress to degrees in various science disciplines. All preliminary year medical students will take core chemistry and biosciences modules, plus an Introduction to Medical Sciences module that will introduce you to the world of Medicine.
What you need to know:
MBChB Medicine with Foundation Year
Covid-19 - Medicine with Foundation Year Essential Information Please note, this programme is closed to further applications for September 2021 entry. The MBChB Medicine with Foundation Year is an integrated 6-year programme where you will complete a Foundation Year before progressing onto our MBChB Medicine degree, subject to passing all assessments and meeting course requirements.
Standalone Foundation Years
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