Buckingham University


The University of Buckingham Medical School is a great choice for students interested in applying to a private medical school in the UK. Especially having received GMC accreditation in May 2019. The course is specially designed to tailor to each student with their own strengths and weaknesses, with phase 1 of the course consisting of an integrated, systems based learning approach. In later years, phase 2 focuses on intensive work with patients and doctors in clinical environments, structured by themed blocks. In feedback students have said the structured exposure to all aspects of medicine in both the community and hospital is insightful and fulfilling. 

The university also offers a passionate student body where many students say they feel part of a family, with guaranteed on campus accommodation. Students will work amongst partnered hospitals including Milton Keynes University Hospital, St Andrews Hospital in Northampton and South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, providing students with a broad patient demographic to study and learn from.

Key Points

  • Heavy
  • Private medical school
  • Less competitive
  • No entrance exam
  • Low A-levels

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number+44 (0)1280 827546
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
The course offers systems based learning with an integration of clinical practice.
Course length4.5 years
MBChB undergraduate programme - 4.5 years
Courses offered1
MBChB undergraduate programme - 4.5 years
Graduate entryNo
Graduate are welcome to apply to the undergraduate course
Foundation or accessNo
University Life
Local areaBuckingham
Social life
Interview styleMMI
Selection days use MMI style interviews to assess candidates, offers are made based on how well candidates do at Selection
Interview dates4 dates a year
For January 2021 entry selection day dates are:
13th February 2020
2nd July 2020
27th August 2020
6th October 2020
Interview topicsOSSE, Objective, Structured Selection Examination. This is a series of tasks intended to test abilities of students in relation to the Good Medical Practice, as published by the UK General Medical Council. This is intended to judge personal attributes relating to suitability for practice as a doctor.
Admissions Tests
Academic Requirements
GSCEGCSE’s used for minimum requirements
Grades required: English and Maths at grade C or above
If A-level Chemistry or Biology is not offered then must be offered at grade B or above at GCSE
A-levelAAB minimum
Subjects required: Chemistry
Grades required: AAB
General Studies is not accepted
Retake policy
Scottish highersAAABB
Subjects required: Chemistry, Biology and Maths required
Grades required: AAABB
Scottish advancedBBB
Subjects required: Chemistry and one of either Biology or Maths
Grades required: BBB
IB34 points
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
Grades required: 34 points with a higher level 6 in required subjects
Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
Subjects required: related degree subject
Grades required: 2:1 or higher
Applications in 19/20Unknown
Interviews in 19/20
Offers in 19/20
Success rate in 19/20


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