Your Medicine and Surgery offer

Congratulations on your offer to study at Medicine and Surgery.

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Offer Holder Events

Discover Lancaster University for yourself at one of our events exclusively for Medicine and Surgery offer holders and their guests.

  • Saturday 13th April
  • Saturday 27th April

These events are a chance to experience our friendly and inclusive teaching environment first-hand. You’ll get to know our Medical School team and current students through subject talks, taster sessions and informal chats over a complimentary lunch.

At your Offer Holder Event, you will:

  • Learn more about the structure of your degree and our approach to teaching and learning
  • Experience life as a medical student through anatomy, clinical skills and problem-based learning taster sessions
  • Have the opportunity to chat with staff and current students from Lancaster Medical School

We also have an online event on Thursday 2 May for those unable to make it in person.

Book your place

Why Lancaster?

Equipped for achievement

A modern medical school, Lancaster utilises new technologies in its anatomy teaching, including Anatomage tables for virtual dissection. Anatomage allows you to learn anatomy in tandem with learning to interpret clinical images.

Our Clinical Skills and Simulation laboratory is a mock clinical setting that offers a safe environment for you to learn and practise practical procedures, examinations and other clinical skills. Another exciting innovation is our Mobile Simulation Teaching Unit, an 8-bedded simulated hospital ward which allows us to deliver simulation education both on-campus and across our community.


In addition to the core curriculum, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your own areas of interest in more depth through coursework assignments and Selectives in Advanced Medical Practice (SAMPs) which take place in year five. SAMPs will allow you to broaden your experience and explore areas of aspiration, whilst coursework will develop skills in retrieving and critically appraising information - skills essential for applying scientific rigour in your future medical practice.

For your Elective, you can decide to spend your placement in you can decide to spend your placement in the UK or overseas.

Early patient contact

Early patient contact allows you to practise your history-taking and examination skills, whilst providing a real-life context for your learning. In preparation for this, in year one you will begin your training in clinical and communication skills and learn about the fundamental principles of GP care and how care in the community is delivered. In year two, you will begin your regular hospital placements and engage in a variety of community care-related activities.


We are proud to remain one of the UK’s smaller medical schools. Our size allows us to offer you a student-focused learning environment within a highly supportive community.

Medicine student Unna sitting on a green sofa looking towards the camera

Meet Unna

Medicine now is really technological – I saw a Da Vinci machine in work experience – and when I looked at the course at Lancaster, I saw the technology that they used and I thought that studying here would be especially beneficial to my future career.

Then there is the campus! It’s got a really good community… Perhaps over the pandemic this was even more important because I still made lots of friends, while people I know at big city universities did struggle.

The way they teach using problem-based learning (PBL) is a big part of why I chose Lancaster. It’s really about teamwork and in a way, because of the small groups, it is a bit like school. It really is a big leap from school to university and so for me this made the transition easier. In PBL you kind of have a teacher, and you talk to your friends (because your PBL group only changes a couple of times a year, you become friends with them), and build a team. There’s so much team-working in Medicine that this was another big thing for me.

Unna, Medicine and Surgery student

Contextual offer scheme

We care deeply about recruiting medical students who reflect the diversity of our society, so we're pleased to make offers through our contextual offer scheme to eligible applicants. Information about the scheme and the information used to assess your eligibility can be found on the Lancaster Medical School webpages.

As part of our contextual offer scheme, you can benefit from:

  • Reduced entry grades - your exact offer conditions can be found in your UCAS account
  • Lancaster Opportunity Scholarship (£1000 per year of study) - see full details
  • Opportunity to join the Lancaster Success Programme - see further information

Important information about your offer

Students on our Medicine and Surgery programmes are required to sign a student agreement when commencing their studies. A copy of a previous year’s agreement, for your information only, can be found here: LMS Student Agreement 2021-22. This agreement is subject to alteration. This year’s agreement will be made available online and you will be sent a link to complete this at registration.

Further important information was posted to offer holders. Please get in touch with us if you would like a copy of this.

If you would like more information, please feel free to contact the Medical School Admissions Office on

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