Medicine with Foundation Year (A199)

The MBChB with Foundation Year is aimed at students who wish to study Medicine at the University of Leicester, but whose background makes it less likely that they will be able to meet the entry requirements for our standard five-year MBChB. We are looking for candidates who have the desire and potential to flourish in a career in Medicine.

  • Our integrated Foundation Year is taught alongside Biological Science students but also includes elements specific to Medicine.
  • Successful completion of the integrated Foundation Year at the required level will enable you to progress onto the first year of the MBChB course.
  • You will be taught by expert academic staff from across the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology.
  • The course strongly emphasises the development of the study skills that will be necessary for success in your undergraduate studies and beyond.
  • There is also a focus on communication skills and there is early interaction with patients in the community.
  • During your Foundation Year you will join our student community and be able to enjoy all aspects of the University of Leicester student experience. You will be able to join the Students’ Union, use our academic and leisure facilities, live in our accommodation and access all of our support services.
  • You will have a personal tutor to support you and will have access to our dedicated Pastoral Support Unit should any problems arise.


Students from the East Midlands who are selected to start on our A199 course in 2018 will be eligible for a generous scholarship provided by a local benefactor and the University of Leicester. The details are as follows:

  • £4,000 fee waiver for year 0, plus a £5,000 cash scholarship to be paid in three instalments in year 0
  • £2,000 per year scholarship for the remaining years

Those students recruited from outside East Midlands will be offered a £4,000 fee waiver for their Foundation year

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