Medicine with Foundation Year

The Medicine with Foundation Year MBChB is aimed at students who wish to study Medicine at Leicester Medical School, but whose background makes it less likely that they will be able to meet the entry requirements for our standard five-year Medicine MBChB. We are looking for candidates who have the desire and potential to flourish in a career in Medicine.

Our integrated Foundation Year is taught alongside Biological Sciences students but also includes elements specific to Medicine. You will be taught by expert academic staff from across the College of Life Sciences. Successful completion of the integrated Foundation Year at the required level will enable you to progress onto Year 1 of the MBChB course.

The course strongly emphasises the development of the study skills that will be necessary for success in your undergraduate studies and beyond. There is also a focus on communication skills and there is early interaction with patients in the community.

During your Foundation Year you will join our student community and be able to enjoy all aspects of the University of Leicester student experience. You will be able to join the Students' Union, use our academic and leisure facilities, live in our accommodation and access all of our support services. You will also have a personal tutor to support you, and will have access to our dedicated Pastoral Support Unit should any problems arise.

Entry requirements

Learn about the academic and widening participation requirements for our Medicine MBChB with Foundation Year course at Leicester Medical School.

See our entry requirements

Scoring applications

In considering your application, we will calculate a score for your application based on your academic ability and UCAT performance. Find out about our scoring criteria for the A199 Medicine with Foundation Year MBChB.

How we score applications


All students on this course will receive a £4,000 fee waiver for their Foundation Year.

More about the scholarship