Pathway Programmes

Medi-Prep Programme


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The Medi-Prep Programme is a 9-month university pathway programme designed to prepare aspiring international medical and dentistry students for application to UK universities.

The course provides:

Course Information

Duration:9 months
Hours per week:25 hours per week
Course Fee:£20,000
Semester 1Hours per week
Communications and IT for Applied Sciences5
Introduction to Biology and Disease4
Human Physiology and Anatomy5
IELTS preparation3
UKCAT, UCAS, Work Placementand Interview Preparation6
ESAP for Science2
Semester 2Hours per week
Cell Biology5
Biochemistry and Human Nutrition5
Introduction to Evidence-BasedProfessional Practice4
IELTS preparation3
Interview Preparation6
ESAP for Science2

Entrance Requirements

  • ‘A’ grades at A Level (including chemistry and biology), or an IB score of 38, or equivalent scores in other examinations
  • Academic IELTS 6.0
  • Minimum age requirement is 17 years old

University Entry Information

In order to be accepted to study Medicine or Dentistry at a UK university students must meet

the following criteria:

  • ‘A’ grades at A Level (including chemistry or biology), or an IB score of 38, or equivalent scores in other examination
  • Overall IELTS score of 7 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component*
  • Minimum score of 700 out of 900 in the UKCAT examinations
  • Irrespective of 1-3 above, you must pass a stringent, university-managed interview to secure an offer of a place.
  • For a place on the Medi-Prep programme you only need to have the academic grades required and the programme.


* If you do not have an overall IELT S score of 7, but you do have a minimum of 6.0 in each component, you can take an add-on English Language module.


Through the Medi-Prep programme we will enrol students on to an OCN Level 4 Diploma in Medical

Science which will prepare them for progression on to a Medical or Dental degree programme in a UK university.

This diploma is equivalent to a first year in Medical University. Students will also receive intensive instruction in preparation for the UKCAT tests and the university interviews.


Throughout the 9-month period they will be given the opportunity to undertake study visits to health centres, dental practices and hospitals as well as receiving specialist training days in a range of clinical practices and technologies provided by the renowned private healthcare training and consultancy company 3fivetwo-healthcare.


Advice and assistance will be provided on an ongoing basis in selecting universities and completing the UCAS application forms.


Foyle International will help you reach your full potential by providing you with support to achieve the criteria to gain entry into University.