Manchester college secures international partnership

Abbey College Manchester is celebrating a pioneering new partnership with the highly-regarded St George’s University in Grenada, benefitting aspiring medicine and veterinary medicine students.

Students preparing to apply for competitive degree courses. Students preparing to apply for competitive degree courses.

The leading independent college is presenting students with an invaluable opportunity to enter on to degree programmes as it secures affiliation with the prestigious university. Founded as an Independent School of Medicine, St George’s has now evolved into one of the top international education institutions.

As part of the programme, students will begin their studies at the University of Northumbria, before experiencing the state-of-the-art facilities that St George’s has to offer whilst enjoying the rich culture of the colourful Caribbean island. All on offer, while receiving a first-class education in their chosen field of study.

Abbey College Manchester students recently benefitted from an insightful talk delivered by Pier Larosa from St George’s University, who gave an overview of the programme, its entry requirements, and highly-impressive facilities they have in both Grenada and at their UK base in Newcastle.

Abbey College Manchester students preparing to apply for competitive degree courses (1) (002)

For students studying A-levels, the entry criteria is AAB in biology and chemistry with maths or physics however, it is also possible for those not studying A-levels to be accepted onto this much-coveted programme via the college’s International Foundation Medicine Pathway.

Students are welcome to apply during any point of the academic year and those wishing to enroll on the unique course will participate in a rigorous selection process including an interview, the submission of a personal statement, two letters of recommendations and to have undertaken appropriate work experience.

Successful students are also eligible to apply for the sought-after St George’s University International Peace Scholarship which, if awarded, is spread through the duration of the course.

Principal at Abbey College Manchester, Liz Elam, said, “We are thrilled about our new partnership with the highly-regarded St George’s University in Grenada, and the opportunities we are now able to offer to our students to continue their studies within the vibrant culture of the Caribbean.

The programme provides a unique and exciting prospect for aspiring doctors and veterinary physicians here at Abbey College Manchester, and we look forward to seeing our students progress and benefit from this venture.”

Abbey College is a leading independent college in the heart of Manchester, with a fast-growing and vibrant community. The college offers A-Level, GCSE, Combined Studies and International Foundation Programmes.

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