Newcastle University Malaysia offers alternative pathway to a medical degree
What is the Foundation Certificate?
Based in Malaysia at Newcastle University’s fully owned medical campus NUMed, the Foundation Certificate in Biological and Biomedical Science is a 12-month course that you take instead of your final year of A-levels. If you meet the tailored course’s requirements, there is an added bonus of beingable - you secure a place at NUMed!
As opposed to A-levels, the course will fully prepare you to study medicine or biomedicine at the university with tailored modules such as ‘Foundation of Medical Studies,’ and hands-on classes such as ‘An Introduction to Anatomy,’ giving you the opportunity to experience life as a medical student. You’ll also be taught Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Science and Engineering, English and Medical Studies as these subjects are vital in the field of medicine.
NUMed’s Foundation Certificate will give you the opportunity to learn about all the courses on offer such as the MBBS and BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science programmes. On campus, you will also be integrated with students who are already on the programmes, and you will be taught by the lecturers of those courses.
Why study the Foundation Certificate?
World class education: NUMed Malaysia is 100% owned by the leading UK University, Newcastle University. Therefore the Foundation Certificate, just like our MBBS and BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences Programmes, is conferred by Newcastle University UK
Newcastle University, part of the esteemed UK Russell Group, has more than 175 years of history and a world-class reputation for research excellence, so you can be certain that you will receive an excellent education during your time with us.
Pathway to a medical or biomedical degree: If you successfully complete the Foundation Certificate to the required level, you will be offered automatically a place in one of our medical degrees. This means that you won’t be competing for places on those programmes.
Same quality, fraction of the cost: Studying NUMed’s Foundation Certificate in Biological and Biomedical Sciences means that you are getting the same quality of tuition as studying at the UK campus, but at a fraction of the cost.
State-of-the-art facilities: We have unparalleled medical facilities in our campus, as Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Director General of Health, Ministry of Health, said “The best medical school in Malaysia.”
Unbeatable accommodation: You could be living in modern self-catering apartments, complete with your own study bedroom that shares a central kitchen, living area, and bathroom with fellow students. You would have access to free wireless internet, a 24-hour gated security, swimming pool and a gym. All of these are just a 10-minute drive to the campus with free, regular transport to the campus and surrounding areas.
What else you can do: NUMed is located in Iskandar Puteri (formerly known as Nusajaya) in Johor. We are a thriving university hub with UK’s Southampton and Reading Universities next door. EduCity Sports complex, with an outdoor and indoor arena, sports fields, 50m swimming pool, and gym, is also just around the corner. On campus, you’ll find a dance studio, games room, pool table and wide screen TV complete with Astro subscription. There’s also a huge number of societies and organisations to cater to any passion or interest.
Excellent student support: You will be supported throughout your university life from first application to graduation. You will be assigned a personal tutor to guide you throughout your studies and we offer study skills, IT, and wellbeing support during your time with us. Regardless of the support you need, we are here to help.
If you are thinking of embarking on a life-changing career in medicine, we want to help you succeed by offering you a world-class medical education. NUMed’s Foundation Certificate is an accessible, affordable, and realisable first step to achieving your goals. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Newcastle University UK, has established an international branch campus in Johor, Malaysia to provide its undergraduate degrees in Medicine (MB BS) and the Biomedical Sciences (BSc). Both programmes offer opportunities for periods of study in the UK. A one year Foundation Certificate in Biological and Biomedical Sciences is also available, the successful completion of which will lead to progression to the MB BS or BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences programme. All programmes of study are equivalent to those of Newcastle’s UK-based provision, and lead to the award of the same degrees. By choosing to study at NUMed Malaysia, students will obtain a reputable UK qualification, from an internationally recognized university, at a cost significantly less than that of studying in the UK.
published on: 7 February 2017