In 1828, the University of Central Lancashire was founded in Preston as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. ‘Ex solo ad solem’, or in translation, ‘From the Earth to the Sun’, has been its motto ever since – helping talented people from all walks of life to make the most of their potential.
Today Central Lancashire is one of the UK’s largest universities with a student and staff community approaching 38,000. Internationally the University has academic partners in all regions of the globe and it is on a world stage that the first class quality of its education was first recognised. The University has an increasingly thriving campus in Cyprus delivering UCLan programmes and original research within a Central Lancashire environment and culture.
The School of Medicine offers a range of clinical programmes in medicine, including a UK-based medical degree – the MBBS – which will train global doctors through a programme undergoing quality assurance by the UK General Medical Council, postgraduate and undergraduate Physician Associate training, a foundation entry programme and a range of postgraduate and professional programmes, aimed at helping practitioners develop specialist skills and knowledge.
The School of Medicine offers an innovative MBBS programme. Our MBBS will train doctors through a programme undergoing quality assurance by the UK General Medical Council and which offers a medical education to the highest UK standards for self-funded and sponsored international students.. The course builds on UCLan’s existing expertise in dentistry, pharmacy, and allied health professions and students will be part of a School which will allow for unique interactions with these groups of students. UCLan’s MBBS programme will deliver outstanding teaching, combined with real-world clinical experience, to shape the global doctors of the future. The MBBS programme has been developed in line with General Medical Council (GMC) quality assurance processes and as with any new medical school receives regular quality assurance visits from the GMC.
The School also offers an integrated Masters for undergraduates and a Diploma for postgraduates in Physician Associate studies. Successful graduates from these courses are eligible to sit the national Physicians Associate exam and once successful apply for registration as a UK Physicians Associate This group of professionals, although relatively new to the UK are designed to form part of the integrated NHS workforce of the future, and employment of registered Physician Associates is at present close to 100 percent.
The School also offers postgraduate medical courses for general practitioners (GPs) and other health professionals who want to develop skills and knowledge in clinical and non-clinical roles, with the objective of increasing specialisation, enhancing leadership skills and developing practice.
UCLan’s School of Dentistry provides a growing portfolio of flexible, part-time, postgraduate degrees, along with the popular graduate entry Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme which currently boasts a 100% success rate for graduate employment. The School also has a strong focus on continuing professional development and allows General Dental Practitioners the opportunity to further their skills and education in their chosen area of interest, whilst maintaining their clinical practice.