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King's College London: Medicine

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many places the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is funding on the extended medical degree programme at King's College London in 2010-11; what the cost is of each such place; and whether HEFCE is funding places on extended medical degree programmes at other universities. (309964)

The Higher Education Funding Council for England does not specify how many places should be available for the extended medical degree programme at King's College; the number of places is decided by King's College from their overall funding allocation. Approximately 50 places are usually made available. For a student beginning the course in 2010-11 and completing the full six years of the extended medical programme, HEFCE calculate that the notional grant through its mainstream teaching allocation would be £64,855 in total based on current funding assumptions. This figure is based on funding through the teaching and learning allocations, but does not include any element of other targeted allocations such as that for widening participation, or any income from fees. Funding is available through HEFCE for extended medical degree programmes at other universities.