Lancaster University (Gateway Year)
Lancaster Medical School is a relatively new medical school, having taken their first students in 2012. Lancaster is one of the smallest medical schools in the UK which fosters a supportive and tight knit community-like environment. The course is delivered through a mix of problem-based learning, traditional lectures and clinical anatomy teaching. Students benefit from early clinical contact, with the opportunity to meet their first patients within the first year. By year two, students will spend two days per week on hospital placement while also engaging in a variety of community-related activities. Early patient contact allows students to practise your history-taking and examination skills, whilst providing a real-life context for your learning.
Lancaster’s Medicine with Gateway Year programme is designed for students who are not eligible to apply directly to the standard medicine course. In this year, you will study a range of modules designed to prepare for studying medicine and surgery.
Applicants meeting the minimum academic requirements are ranked according to BMAT score for interview shortlisting. Therefore, if you have performed well in the BMAT, you stand a good chance of gaining an invitation to interview.
Please note that this program is only open to applicants that meet specific widening participation criteria.
- Foundation Year
- Optional Intercalation
- Widening Participation Criteria
About the university Compare
|Phone number||01524 594547|
The course is delivered through problem based learning initially. In small groups of usually 7 or 8, you will explore realistic patient-based scenarios that resemble the clinical situations you may face in the future as a doctor. Your group will identify what you need to learn in relation to the scenario, and then you will independently research the topics, drawing on resource lists, seeking information and critically appraising its worth.
|Course length||6 years|
There is the opportunity to intercalate at both BSc and Masters level.
|Courses offered||2 courses offered:|
A100 Standard Entry - 5 years
A104 Gateway Year - 6 years
|Foundation or access||Yes|
Lancaster is a small, historic city in the county of Lancashire. Lancaster Castle is still owned by Her Majesty the Queen! The University is campus-based and divided into 9 colleges each of which has it's own character and traditions, acting as your home from home.
|Social life||The campus contains all the facilities you'll need as new student including grocery store, gym and libraries. You'll spend your first year living within your chosen college, which is a great opportunity to make new friends. Another advantage of living on-campus is easy access to the wide range of sports teams and societies on offer.|
Including group task to assess suitability for PBL curriculum
Applicants are ranked by BMAT for interview shortlisting. For 2020-entry the BMAT cutoff to be invited to interview was 8.3
|GSCE||GCSEs not used for selection beyond minimum requirements|
Requirements will vary depending on individual circumstance but all applicants must have achieved grade B/6 in Core & Additional Science (or Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Maths and English Language
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry Applicants should be predicted at least BBB and no more than ABB. Applicants predicted AAB or higher should apply to the A100 5-year course.
|Retake policy||A-Levels must be achieved in one sitting after two years of study|
|Scottish highers||Please contact admissions team|
|Scottish advanced||Please contact admissions team|
|IB||Please contact admissions team|
|Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)||N/A|
|Applications in 19/20||68|
|Interviews in 19/20||24|
|Offers in 19/20||13|
|Success rate in 19/20||approx 1 in 5|