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International Medical Sciences PGDip

University of Central Lancashire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAY-21, SEP-21, JAN-22, MAY-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Are you seeking a rigorous medical education that will furnish you with the necessary clinical skills to practice medicine in the US, Canada and globally? The PGDip in International Medical Sciences will see you work towards the required United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 qualification.

This course is open to international students only.

The course stretches over four years (160 weeks) with the first two years focusing on medical sciences and how to integrate your learning with your clinical practice. You’ll secure your PGDip in International Medical Sciences before continuing on to your final two years of education in clinical sciences.

The PGDip is delivered in partnership with the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and is recognised as equivalent to the AUC medical sciences curriculum.

You can complete your clinical clerkship rotations in the wide network of AUC-affiliated teaching hospitals in both the UK and the US.

Why study with us

  • Build a course portfolio evidencing your progressive development as a medical practitioner and professional. It’s a great way of demonstrating, both to yourself and others, that you are achieving your learning outcomes and reflecting on your progress.
  • You’ll acquire the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary to deliver high-quality, compassionate medical care to diverse patient populations to the level of USMLE Step 1.
  • You will have early clinical exposure via medical cases and patient simulators, learning through a variety of teaching formats including lectures, small group sessions and laboratory activities.

Learning and assessment

The course makes use of lectures, case- and simulation-based learning, standardised patients, small-group sessions, and laboratory activities.

Knowledge and understanding of anatomy is gained via a range of lectures and practical activities including the use of anatomical models, teaching guides and instructional videos in the up-to-date Human Anatomy Resource and Learning Centre.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 35 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    120 49%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%



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