The University of Buckingham Medical School is the first independent not-for-profit medical school in the UK.

Their four-and-a-half year MB ChB course is as modern as it is progressive, with every aspect of the curriculum engineered to ensure that our students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to practice medicine safely, effectively and professionally.

In keeping with The University of Buckingham ethos which has seen it lead the National Student Satisfaction Survey since 2006, the ratio of students to clinical teachers is kept low so that the students have the best chance to interact with the educators and facilitators.

The University of Buckingham Medical School is small enough for the students to feel part of a coherent community, but large enough to provide the experience and support needed on the path to medical practice.

Our MB ChB Programme

University of Buckingham Course Overview


The curriculum is divided into two phases

Phase 1 is taught in the newly refurbished Chandos Road Building that houses the Medical School. The learning environment includes a new 100-seat lecture theatre, flexible seminar rooms with state-of-the-art audio-visual systems and modern anatomy and clinical skills laboratories.

Phase 1 is a combination of lectures and clinical work at the University as well as general practices and our partner hospitals. By the end of Phase 1, students will be able to communicate effectively with patients, examine them clinically and have a sufficient understanding of how the body works in health and disease to embark on full time clinical work.

Phase 2 consists entirely of intensive work with patients and doctors in clinical environments. Over a series of themed blocks, the students will be given a structured exposure to all aspects of medicine through junior and senior rotations in hospital placements.

Applying to us

Applications for the MB ChB programme can be made directly via our website at

If applications meet our grade requirements, they will be invited to take part in a Selection Day in Buckingham.

These are held in Buckingham several times a year and consist of a series of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs).

Consult our website for more information on the Selection process.

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