University excludes UK students from medical degree
A UK university is not allowing students from the UK to apply to its medical degree course, only allowing students from abroad to apply. The University of Central Lancashire says that it is unable to let UK students onto its medical course due to government imposed limits on the number of students that can complete medicine degrees. Overseas students that want to enrol on the course will have to pay tuition fees of around £182,500, without the financial support given to UK students.
A limit on the number of students that can be taken onto university courses was lifted but was kept for medicine, as the fees for the course are higher than the £9,000 a year limit for fees in England.
The Universities Admissions Service (UCAS) and Universities UK say that there are no other undergraduate courses of this kind that do not allow UK students to apply to them. However charity MyBigCareer has warned that by not allowing UK students to apply to the course the university is closing its doors to young people in this country who want to pursue a career in medicine.