Designed exclusively for international (non-EU) students, this four year course offers a foundation stage for the Medical Sciences degree. The first year based in Westlakes Campus, will provide you with a broad range of transferable and academic study skills, improving scientific and English language skills. Medical Sciences at UCLan is a ‘gateway’ course offering a core science foundation. It’s designed to prepare you becoming a competitive candidate for graduate entry medicine, dental, veterinary, physician associate, pharmacy or other professional programmes. It is unique in providing a foundation and application within all clinical disciplines not offered on other similar courses. It focuses on both academic achievement and the development of strong student personal profiles and training in clinical skills and clinical communication skills, required by many professions. The high staff: student ratio allows for individualised learning and excellent student support and you’ll be provided with voluntary work or work shadowing opportunities in related settings including charitable organisations to assist with your future study choices. Your scientific knowledge alongside your transferable skills development will prepare you to become highly competitive candidates for entry onto undergraduate medicine, dentistry, veterinary, physician associate, pharmacology, optometry and other professional study programmes. Graduates from the course will also be highly competitive candidates for further postgraduate study at MSc, MPhil and PhD level.