14th February 2022

International students who wish to start their careers as outstanding Doctors still have time to apply for the University of Chester’s Graduate Entry Medicine programme, and can do so with any Bachelor’s degree.

The 4-year programme leads to the award of an MB ChB degree, allowing students to register with the GMC and work in the UK and overseas. 

This GMC-accredited programme is the quickest way of obtaining a primary medical qualification in the UK. As one of the newest Medical Schools in the UK, we are able to offer the highest level of student experience. Modest year sizes means that you will be taught in small groups and benefit from interacting with an enthusiastic and dedicated faculty. 

You can see a full overview of the programme here.


Apply for GEM at the University of Chester

There’s still time to join the September 2022 intake!

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5 Reasons To Consider Graduate Entry Medicine At The University of Chester

You can apply with any Bachelor’s Degree

Unlike most other Graduate Entry courses in the UK, we accept applications from students who have a first degree in any subject, not just in the biological or biomedical sciences.

You’ll study at a Med School with GMC accreditation

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.

You’ll do clinical placements in Cheshire, Shropshire and North Wales

Placements during the course will be throughout the region, and include exposure to a wide variety of people and illnesses, both in the community and in hospitals. We place a particular emphasis on emerging medical technologies such as remote consultation skills, health informatics and genomics.

You can find out more about a selection of our placement partners here

You’ll be taught in small groups

“The small group sizes allow students to develop into caring, skilful and knowledgeable medical practitioners. They will be given plenty of feedback on their progress and supported throughout their learning. Being open to graduates from a non-science background offers a route into Medicine for those with a broad range of previous experiences.” Professor John Alcolado, Executive Dean

You’ll benefit from a top international student experience

With 15,000 students from 130 countries worldwide, the University of Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe home for those travelling from overseas to study. Chester is a modern and compact city that is also rich in history and culture, and it’s ideally located in the north-west of England.

The University is home to more than 100 sports teams and societies, which provide a great opportunity to make friends with like-minded students from around the world.  

Thanks to the outstanding experience on offer, Chester was voted second-best University for international students in the UK at the 2020 WhatUni? Student Choice Awards.

How To Apply

Students still have time to apply for the September 2022 intake and can do so directly through the University of Chester’s application portal. If you have any questions about the programme, the application process or life as an international student at University of Chester, please get in touch via [email protected]


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