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Apply now and study Graduate Entry Medicine in September 2022

Our Graduate Entry Medicine (MB ChB) degree is open for applications from international students who hold an undergraduate degree. You can apply directly through the University of Chester. Applications for September 2022 should be received by Friday 3rd June 2022.

If you do not have a degree or you are a home student, you are not currently eligible to apply. It is our aim to offer our Graduate Entry Medicine degree to home students at the earliest opportunity.

As a new medical school, we are accredited by the General Medical Council (UK) and undergo regular inspections of our facilities and quality. Our students will qualify with a University of Chester MB ChB degree which will allow them to obtain registration with the GMC and apply to the UK Foundation Programme for newly qualified doctors. In common with all new medical schools in the UK, we are partnered with an existing school (Warwick Medical School) – this guarantees the quality of our course.

One of the distinctive features of our course is that we accept applicants with a previous degree in any discipline.  So, if you have a first degree in the arts, humanities or languages, you are eligible to apply. We welcome people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just science.

You will learn and train alongside internationally recognised scientists and clinicians in the North West of England.  We are planning to take our first International students in September 2022 and hope to open to UK students shortly afterwards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is your medical programme approved by the General Medical Council (GMC UK)?

As a new medical school, we are accredited by the General Medical Council (UK) and undergo regular inspections of our facilities and quality. Our students will qualify with a University of Chester MB ChB degree which will allow them to obtain registration with the GMC and apply to the UK Foundation Programme for newly qualified doctors. In common with all new medical schools in the UK, we are partnered with an existing school (Warwick Medical School) – this guarantees the quality of our course.

When can I apply?

You will be able to apply as soon as we have approval from the GMC, which we anticipate will be in late 2021.  The first group of students should start with us in September 2022

Can I apply if I am a UK student?

The number of medical student places for UK students who pay UK fees and can access the UK student loans system is strictly capped by the UK Government.  Until we are allocated some of these places, our graduate entry medicine programme will primarily recruit full-fee paying students from overseas.  A small number of bursaries or scholarships may become available for UK students.  Please contact medicine@chester.ac.uk for further information.

Do I need do have done a science degree before applying?

No.  We take students who have a degree in a non-science subject.  Please look at our admissions criteria in the "Applying" section of our website.

What are the fees?

The fees for September 2022-3 will be around £40,000 per annum for each of the 4 years of the programme.  This will include the costs of all the clinical placements except the elective. 

What is your relationship with the University of Warwick medical school?

Warwick Medical School are acting as our contingency school.  We are using their curriculum under licence and they are providing educational support services to us as we establish our own programme.  The GMC requires all new medical schools to have an arrangement with an established UK medical school.  In the unlikely event that our own medical programme is unable to deliver the required standard of teaching, all students will transfer to Warwick and will complete their medical education under their supervision.

What accommodation options are available?

We have a range of accomodation available, from University-run Halls of Residence to accomodation in the private sector.