Keele University (Foundation Year)


Keele University Medical School offers a modern, spiral-based, highly integrated medical curriculum, combining a range of learning strategies including problem-based-learning (PBL), lectures and seminars. There is early clinical exposure with students being able to meet their very first patients from the initial stages of the course.

The Health Foundation Year is aimed at students whose educational and social experiences have prevented them from achieving the GCSE requirements for the standard medicine course and provides additional teaching in the first year to enable them to catch up. Students entering the Health Foundation Year will undertake a range of modules and at the end of the foundation year will need to achieve 70% or above in all these modules in order to progress to the five-year medicine programme.

Applicants who meet all of the eligibility criteria will normally be selected for interview.

Key Points

  • Foundation Year Entry
  • Entry to Y1 Medicine if score >70%
  • UCAT
  • Optional Intercalation

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number01782 733632
Course Information
Teaching styleBlended teaching style
A modern, spiral, highly-integrated medical curriculum combines early clinical experience, integrated communication and clinical skills teaching, practical sessions, including dissection, problem-based-learning, lectures and seminars.
During th Health Foundation Year you will study foundations of biology, chemistry and numerical skills needed for a successful career in medicine.
Course length6 years
BSCYes, optional
Opportunities for both BSc and MSc level intercalation
Courses offered2 courses offered:
A100 Standard Entry - 5 years A104 Foundation Year Entry - 6 years
Graduate entryNo
Foundation or accessYes
University Life
Local areaStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Keele University is based in the small city of Stoke-on-Trent within the North Midlands.The campus itself is located on the outskirts of the city so can feel quite separate. The campus itself is very large (over 600 acres!) and has everything you need including food outlets, the students union bar, grocery store and even its own GP surgery! The advantage of this campus-based life is a strong sense of community within the university and the medical school.
Social lifeThe campus has a range of common rooms and bars open to all students regardless of if you live on campus or not. Keele also has a great reputation for sports, and has a huge array of sports societies for students to join. There is also a 'Talented Athlete Scheme' for students who play sport to high levels.
Interview styleMMI
There is also a separate pass/fail test assessing clinical calculations.
Interview datesJan-Feb
Interview topics
  • Motivation for medicine
  • Empathy
  • Understanding of reality of a career in medicine
  • Medical ethics
  • Resilience
  • Communication skills
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATUCAT Required
    Applicants score lower than 2280 or SJT in band 4 are automatically rejected.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCE GCSEs not used for selection beyond minimum requirement
    Grades required: 5 GCSEs at grade B/6 including double/triple science, with a minimum grade C/5 in English Language and Maths
    Subjects required: Chemistry or Biology
    Retake policyStudents resitting A-Levels are not normally considered.
    Scottish highersBBBBB
    Applicants must offer 5 National 5s at grade B including sciences with a minimum of C in Maths and English Language
    Scottish advancedBB
    Subjects required: Biology or Chemistry
    Applicants must offer 5 National 5s at grade B including sciences with a minimum of C in Maths and English Language
    IBPlease contact admissions department
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)N/A
    Applications in 19/20data not available
    Interviews in 19/20data not available
    Offers in 19/20data not available
    Success rate in 19/20data not available


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