About Program

Lancaster Medical School is part of Lancaster University – a high-ranking, forward-looking university. We have been training medics since 2006, initially in collaboration with the University of Liverpool and independently since 2012.

We are proud to remain one of the UK’s smaller medical schools, even after the recent increase in the number of MBChB places available. Ours allows us to offer you a student-focused learning environment within a highly supportive community. 

Being a medical student can present many challenges, both academic and personal. We have a comprehensive network of formal and informal mechanisms in place to provide support and guidance, to help you cope with the transition to university, and throughout your clinical training.

Our MBChB is delivered through problem-based learning, lectures and clinical anatomy teaching. Problem-based learning is a form of small-group learning. In 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. An experienced tutor facilitates group discussions and feedback meetings to ensure that you learn the appropriate breadth and depth of material. In later years, in some instances, you will use real patients as a stimulus for your learning in place of written scenarios, but using the same problem-based learning process. Problem-based learning is an excellent method of developing and applying your medical knowledge, preparing you for your first day as a junior doctor and beyond.

Your first clinical contact happens in year one when you will meet patients, under the supervision of a tutor, and discuss their experiences of healthcare and chronic illness. In year two, you will spend two days per week on hospital placement; you will also engage in a variety of community-related activities. Early patient contact allows you to practise your history-taking and examination skills, whilst providing a real-life context for your learning.

In years three to five, the majority of your time will be spent on clinical placements, rotating through a variety of hospital and community settings to gain experience in different specialities. Your clinical placements will be in the acute hospitals and primary care settings of north and east Lancashire, and south Cumbria.

A modern medical school, Lancaster utilises new technologies in its anatomy teaching, including an Anatomage table for virtual dissection. The School’s Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre has also invested significantly in ultrasound teaching, enabling you to learn anatomy, ultrasonography and clinical interpretation together.

During your clinical skills training, you will learn the practical procedures and examinations required for clinical practice. In year one, clinical skills training takes place in the Clinical Skills Centre at Lancaster University. In years two to five, you will learn to perform clinical skills on patients whilst clinical placements, supervised by senior medical staff.

Doctors need to be able to communicate effectively with patients and their families in difficult times, to be their advocates and help inform their choices. In year one, you will study the evidence base around effective communication and start to develop your communication skills in a safe environment, through interaction with simulated patients (actors). From year two onwards, you will develop your communication skills further through interaction with real patients in hospitals and GP practices.

In addition to the core curriculum, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your areas of interest in more depth through Selectives in Advanced Medical Practice and coursework assignments. You can also choose to study abroad during your Elective or take a year out from the course (between years 4 and 5) to study a medicine-related topic at BSc, MSc or MPhil level. 

Jenjang Pendidikan

Bachelor Degree (S1)

Study Area

Medicine and Health Sciences

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Located on a beautiful 560-acre parkland campus in North West England near the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lancaster provides the perfect space for high-quality teaching, impactful research, and meaningful engagement with industry.  A thriving community of international students, staff, alumni and partners, Lancaster is a truly global university with collaborations around the world and teaching partnerships in Indonesia, China, Germany, Ghana and Malaysia.  

With graduates in more than 150 countries, what starts in Lancaster can take you anywhere. You will meet people from all walks of life, providing you with an opportunity to learn from and make friends with people from all over the globe. Many of our students also take the opportunity to explore the world through study abroad programmes, volunteering, field trips and vacation travel during the term breaks. 

Students also benefit from fantastic opportunities to study and work abroad, gain experience in the industry working for a range of organisations, and career development programmes specially designed for international students. Excellent careers support is embedded into the university experience and many programmes offer opportunities to engage with industry; whether that is a year spent working in the industry, a summer internship, a project delivered for an external organisation, or guest lectures and workshops delivered by businesses. 

Lancaster is one of a handful of collegiate universities in the UK. Not only are our colleges where students often choose to live, but they also provide a ready-made community and support network. We’ve won the award for 'Best University Halls' eight times since 2010 in the National Student Housing Awards and our campus is a home away from home, the perfect environment to learn and live. 

Outside of the colleges and academic departments, you can also get involved in events and activities through the many student societies and clubs. With over 175 to join, from academic interests and volunteering to craft hobbies and sports, there are plenty of new experiences to be had at Lancaster. 





Lancaster University ranked 13th in the UK in the Guardian League Table 2022

Lancaster University ranked among the top 15 in the UK according to all three main UK league tables (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, The Guardian University Guide 2022 and The Complete University Guide 2022).

Lancaster University is in the top 150 in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2022 and Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

83% of Lancaster University students are satisfied overall with the quality of their course, compared with a national average of 75% (National Student Survey 2021)



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Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YW

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