Taught course

Master of Medicine

University of Buckingham · School of Postgraduate Medicine and Allied Health

Entry requirements

Route 1


Candidates need to have a primary medical degree and will need to obtain full registration with the General Medical Council ahead of starting the course. Additionally, they should also have the following:

  • Successfully completed one year of internship at a hospital and must supply their Certificate of Completion.
  • An IELTS score of 7.5, with a minimum of 7.0 in each section or an OET with an average of 440-350 overall and a minimum of 350 in each component.
  • Graduated from an internationally recognised medical school.
  • Completed their undergraduate training and be fully registered with the Medical Council in their respective countries.
  • Two character reference letters from any member of their medical school academic staff, OR from their current senior medical colleagues and consultants.

Route 2

The GMC sponsorship Scheme

The university is now running a GMC sponsorship Scheme for international students, if you are an overseas student applying for the University GMC Sponsorship Scheme, you will be required to have English Language overall score of 7.5 with a minimum requirement of 7.0 in all four areas.

You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Occupational Health screening prior to any clinical placements. You will also be required to undertake a telephone interview, which will be conducted by the Head of Postgraduate Medicine.

Months of entry

January, April, July, September

Course content

The Master of Medicine (MMed) is a comprehensive 3-year medical training programme providing structured postgraduate training in General Medicine leading to the award of a Master of Medicine from the University of Buckingham.

It is designed to deliver core training for specialty training by the acquisition of knowledge and skills as assessed by the workplace based assessments and the MRCP. The programme is broad-based consisting of four to six placements in medical specialties. These placements must include direct involvement in the acute medical take.

The key features of the MMed are:

  • Student-led – we will use an ePortfolio to encourage a learner-centred approach with the support of Educational Supervisors. The ePortfolio contains tools to identify educational needs, enables the setting of learning goals, reflective learning and personal development.
  • Competency-based – the curricula outline competencies that trainees must reach by the end of the programme. The curriculum is directly linked to the ePortfolio as it defines standards required for good medical practice and formal assessments including the MRCP exams.
  • Continuation of Good Medical Practice – building on existing training the curriculum contains important emphasis on generic competencies necessary for practice as a physician.
  • Supervision – each student has a series of people with clearly defined roles and responsibilities overseeing their training including Clinical Supervisor, Educational Supervisor, University Tutor, Pathways to Postgraduate Training in Medicine Director, and Dean of Postgraduate Medicine.
  • Appraisal meetings with supervisor – regular appraisal meetings and review of competence progression are set out in the ePortfolio.
  • Dissertation – Literature review 10,000 words.
  • Workplace-based assessments – regular workplace-based assessments are conducted throughout training. These include the Acute Care Assessment Tool (ACAT), Case-Based Discussion (CbD), mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX) and multisource feedback (MSF) with additional assessment methods to assess Audit (AA).
  • MRCP examination – the various parts of our curriculum have been mapped to the MRCP (UK) curriculum and this provides a knowledge base assessment.

The current training hospitals are Milton Keynes University Hospital, University Hospital of North Durham, Blackpool Victoria Teaching Hospitals, JAmes Paget University Hospital and Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

We encourage candidates to obtain MRCP.

Fees and funding

International students
£34,020 per annum

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMed
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

All teaching is placement-based.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
OSCE, e-portfolio, case-based discussion1

Course contact details

FMHS Admissions
+44 (0)1280 820227