Medicine and Health

The UoB Summer School’s short course in Medicine and Health can provide you with a solid foundation in healthcare knowledge and skills. Our short course is designed to give you a broad understanding of various aspects of medicine and health and is a great option if you are interested in exploring this field
The University has developed a world-class reputation through the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing and this reputation has led to the development of a brand new £40 million medical school. The medical school is being built on the Royal Bolton Hospital site and will be completed in May 2024, where it is poised for the General Medical Council approval visit in June 2024. The University plans to welcome the first cohort of medical students from September 2025. This is a fantastic milestone. A fantastic milestone in the 200-year history of the University.
Studying this short course will provide you with valuable networking opportunities. You’ll have the chance to connect with fellow students, instructors and professionals in the field, which can be beneficial for future career prospects. It also provides key instructions to what UK medical schools require from their applicants.


Entry requirements

The UoB Summer School is open to students, HE professionals and members of the public. In order to apply to the Programme, applicants must be over 18 years of age or above by the time the Programme starts.

For the UoB Summer School a reasonable level of English language skill in speaking and writing is expected. However English Language classes are part of the summer school programme. If you have any questions around payment, laptop requirements and more you can consult our FAQ’s page.

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Accommodation information

At no cost, you will reside at our Orlando Village Halls of Residence for the duration of your UoB Summer School Programme. The halls are purpose built and split into eight blocks of flats. Each room has a single bed, desk, wardrobe and wash basin, high quality furnishings and high-speed WiFi. You will have access to a shared WC, kitchen, common room with TV and a pool table, and there is also a launderette on site.

Orlando Village is within a gated area, with CCTV Surveillance and 24/7 Security and is a short walk to the university, close to supermarkets, restaurants and the town centre. Our student accommodation is the perfect place to get to know your new friends on the Programme.

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Social activities

During your time with us you will have the opportunity to:

  • Enjoy a welcome meal with the new friends you will make on the Programme
  • A stay and sight-seeing excursion to England’s Capital, the City of London
  • Visit England’s stunning Lake District
  • Meet with Bolton’s Mayoral Office for a guided tour of the majestic Mayors Parlour at Bolton Town Hall.l
  • Spend time with one of our Student Ambassadors, who will give you inside knowledge of the University and Bolton.
  • Have free time to explore Bolton, Manchester and other nearby locales.
  • Participate in social and cultural activities within the university community.
  • Enjoy a UoB Summer School Graduation Dinner with your new friends (and don’t forget to bring your formal wear for this finale event).

A unique immersion into British Culture

British culture refers to the customs, traditions, and way of life in the United Kingdom. It is a rich and diverse culture that has evolved over centuries. Here are some key aspects of British culture that may be helpful:


The UK has a long history of academic excellence and is home to some of the world’s top universities. Education is highly valued and British universities attract students from around the globe.

Tea culture

Tea is an integral part of British culture. The British love to drink tea, especially in the afternoon. Afternoon tea, (which includes tea, sandwiches, cakes and scones) is a popular tradition.


Sports play a significant role in British culture. Football is the most popular sport, followed by rugby, cricket and tennis. British people are passionate about their local football teams.

Monarchy and royalty

The British monarchy is an important symbol of British culture. The Royal Family, led by HRH King Charles III is respected and admired by many. Royal events, such as births and weddings are celebrated across the country.

Music and literature

The UK has a rich musical heritage, with famous bands and artists like The Beatles, Queen and Adele. British literature is also highly regarded, with renowned authors like William Shakespeare, Jane Austin and J.K. Rowling.

Politeness and Etiquette

British people are known for being polite and courteous. They place importance on good manners, saying “please” and “thank you” and respecting personal space.

It is important to note that these are general aspects of British culture and may vary from person to person. Embracing and understanding the culture will help internationals integrate into British society and make the most of their experience.

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British society is multicultural and diverse, with people from various ethnic backgrounds and religions. This diversity is celebrated and contributes to the vibrant cultural scene in the UK.


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