Entry requirements

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Edge Hill University Medical School

MB ChB Medicine (A100)

5 years

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

Data unavailable

Degree (graduate applicants)

2:1 in a science-related a science-related degree, including Psychology, which has been awarded in the two years prior to application. If graduated prior to this but have undertaken postgraduate study in the past two years, applicants are also encouraged to apply.

Graduates must have grades ABB at A level including Biology and Chemistry, at least one of which must be at grade A with the other at minimum grade B, as well as one other subject.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

AAA at A level, including Biology and Chemistry, with passes in the practical elements of both subjects, and one other subject.

While Biology and Chemistry are both required at grade A or above, where Grade A* is achieved in either Biology or Chemistry (or both Biology and Chemistry), the third A Level subject will be accepted at Grade B or above.

A levels in General Studies, Critical Reasoning, Citizenship and Key Skills will not be accepted.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

At least five GCSEs at grade B or grade 6 or above (or equivalent) at the time of application, including Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Maths are required. GCSE Double Science Awards at grades 6-6 or B-B or will also be accepted in lieu of separate GCSEs in Biology and Chemistry.

International Baccalaureate

36 points to include three subjects at higher level, with at 6,6,6 in Biology, Chemistry and one other subject, plus three further subjects at standard level with a minimum of 5 points each

Personal statement

Personal statement and reference used to allow us to allow distinguishing between borderline applicants.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

No specific work experience required.

Widening participation

Direct entry MBChB at Edge Hill University is not a widening participation initiative.

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: 1.8 | International: 2.5

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: 8.3 | International: 11.8

Degree (graduate applicants)

2:1 in any degree subject, with a minimum of BBB/ABC at A level in the first sitting.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

AAA at A level including Biology/ Human Biology or Chemistry. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. Science A levels must include a pass in the practical element. A level resits will be considered if a minimum of ABB/AAC is achieved in the first sitting over two consecutive years and predicted to achieve at least one A* in any subject where less than an A was achieved previously.

AAB at Advanced Higher including an A in Biology or Chemistry in the first sitting or AA in Secondary Six (S6) Advanced Highers including Biology or Chemistry plus an additional Higher Level at grade A taken in Secondary Six (S6), in the first sitting.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

All applicants except for graduates must have a minimum of six GCSE (or EU/international equivalent) passes at grade 7 (A) to include Maths and two Science subjects. GCSE English Language grade 6 (B) must also be achieved. GCSE short courses are not accepted. GCSE resits are accepted.

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall with Higher Level 6,6,6 including Biology or Chemistry.

Personal statement

This is reviewed but not scored. During the interview process, the personal statement forms the basis of a discussion.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

No specific work experience is required. However, it is expected that applicants will have undertaken people-focused activity of providing a service, care or help to others, have insight into the values, attitudes and behaviours necessary to be a good doctor, and have a realistic understanding of medicine and the demands of a medical career

Widening participation

The medical school runs the Medical Aspirations Programme, supporting Year 12 students on their path to study medicine. See website for details.

University of Edinburgh Medical School

MB ChB Medicine (A100)

6 years

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

This is the first year of using interviews at this medical school. Competition ratios for interviews will be available next year.

Degree (graduate applicants)

2:1 honours degree (or equivalent), weighted towards science degrees (BSc or equivalent) or non-science degree with Chemistry in an accepted high school qualification (eg A level grade B, SQA Higher grade B or IB Higher Level at grade 5).

A Levels and Scottish Highers

AAA at A level including Chemistry and one of Biology/ Human Biology, Maths and Physics.

BB at Advanced Higher in S6. AAAAB at Higher by the end of S5 including Chemistry and two of Biology/Human Biology, Maths or Physics.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

National 5s in Biology, Chemistry, English and Maths at grade B.

GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry, English, Maths at grade 6 (B). Double Award combined sciences or equivalent at grade 6,6 (BB) may replace GCSE grades in sciences.

International Baccalaureate

37 points with 7,6,6 at Higher Level including Chemistry and at least one other science subject

Personal statement

Under review for 2020 entry. See website for updates.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Interviews will be introduced for 2020 entry. See website for updates.

Work experience

Under review for 2020 entry. See website for updates.

Widening participation

Edinburgh Medical School considers a broad range of contextual factors in our selection process. Additional points are added for a range of contextual indicators including: ACORN, SIMD, low progression school, care experienced or applying through a designated access pathway. See website for details.

University of Exeter Medical School

BMBS Medicine (A100)

5 years

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

 

Data unavailable. 

A Levels and Scottish Highers

AAA at A level including Biology and Chemistry.

AAA at Advanced Higher including Biology and Chemistry. AAAA at Scottish Higher.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

GCSE grade 4 (C).

Scottish National grade 5.

International Baccalaureate

36 points including 6,6 in Higher Level Biology and Chemistry.

Personal statement

The personal statement is evaluated for details regarding mitigating circumstances. The statement is not ranked or scored as part of the selection process.

Admissions test

For direct school leavers, the UCAT is required.

For applicants with A levels (or equivalent) taken more than two full academic years previously, the GAMSAT is required.

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

Work experience is not outlined as part of the entry requirements.

Widening participation

On receipt of an application, contextual information is flagged for consideration, including but not exclusive to care leavers, extenuating circumstances, neighbourhood participation and school performance. 

Flagged applicants who have achieved/predicted grades of AAB or higher at A level (or equivalent), are guaranteed an invite to interview and will be placed within the top tier. Candidates must continue to complete their Outreach scheme. Eligible applicants invited to a WP Interview day (same interview process as for all other candidates)

University of Glasgow School of Medicine

MB ChB Medicine (A100)

5 years

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

 

Data unavailable.

Degree (graduate applicants)

Minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant science degree, obtained within seven years of the entry date.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

A level grades AAA including Chemistry and one of Maths, Physics or Biology. If Biology is not studied at A2 level, it must have been taken at AS level and a grade A is required. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Global Perspectives & Research are not accepted.

AB or BBB at Advanced Higher. AAAAA (ie 5 grade A passes) or AAAABB at Higher including Chemistry and Higher Biology/ Human Biology, and either Higher Maths or Physics.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

N/A

International Baccalaureate

38 points including three Higher Level subjects at 6,6,6, including Chemistry and Biology.

Personal statement

Reviewed prior to interview but not scored.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Two-panel interview

Work experience

There is no mandatory requirement for medical work experience, but candidates must have a sound understanding of the role and responsibilities of medical professionals.

Widening participation

Hull York Medical School

MBBS Medicine (A100)

5 years

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: 1.7 | International: 1.9

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: 6.7 | International: 9.5

Degree (graduate applicants)

2:1 degree and A-levels at ABB.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

AAA at A level obtained in the first sitting, including Biology and Chemistry. If Hull York Medical School is chosen as the applicant's firm choice then AAB plus A in the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) is accepted.

AAAAB at Higher level including Biology and Chemistry at grade A, taken in a single attempt. Either AA at Advanced Higher level Biology and Chemistry plus an additional Higher at grade A, or AA in Advanced Higher level Biology and Chemistry, plus an additional Advanced Higher at grade B. 

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

At least eight GCSEs at 9 (A*) to 4 (C), or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate

36 points. Applicants must have 6,6,5 in three Higher level subjects including Biology and Chemistry.

Personal statement

The personal statement is screened before offer but not scored. All available information, including the personal statement, may be used when assessing applicants who are borderline at selection for offer or selection for interview.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

A flexible view of work experience is taken in line with the published MSC guidelines. Healthcare-related work experience is encouraged although we recognise it can be difficult to obtain and it is not mandatory. An understanding of the reality of medicine as a career and having appropriate life experience along with personal qualities are all assessed at interview.

Widening participation

Contextual data used to make alternative offers of ABB for applicants from linked widening participation schemes and AAB for all other applicants who qualify. See website for details.

Imperial College London School of Medicine

MBBS Medicine (A100)

6 years

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: 2 | International: 4

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: 3 | International: 9

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Minimum AAA at A level including Chemistry and Biology plus a third subject. Please note that the standard offer is likely to be A*AA with the A* in either Chemistry or Biology.

AAA grades in Advanced Highers including Chemistry and Biology and one Science or Maths subject and one additional subject at Scottish Higher.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Minimum of GCSE grade B in English Language or equivalent qualification. There is no longer any other GCSE or Scottish Nationals requirement.

International Baccalaureate

Minimum 38 points overall including 6 in Biology and Chemistry at Higher level. Grade 5 in Standard level English is required. Please note that the standard offer is likely to be 39 points overall including 7 and 6 in Biology and Chemistry at Higher level.

Personal statement

Evidence of motivation to study medicine, understanding of medicine as a career, community activities, leadership qualities, ability to work in a team and general interests.

Admissions test

BMAT

Interview method

Multiple Mini Interviews

Work experience

Work experience in a healthcare setting is strongly favoured.

Widening participation

A contextual offer of AAA rather than A*AA may be available. The medical school is involved in the Pathways to Medicine scheme. See website for details.

Keele University School of Medicine

MB ChB Medicine (A100)

5 years

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: 2.1 | International: 7.2

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: 7.9 | International: 22

Degree (graduate applicants)

If the applicant has a 2:1 degree in any discipline then BBB at A level would be considered. Graduate applicants not meeting this requirement must have taken the GAMSAT.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

A*AA at A level completed within a two-year period, to include Chemistry or Biology plus a second science (Biology, Chemistry, Further Maths, Maths, Physics, Statistics) and a third academic subject. Only one from Maths, Further Maths and Statistics may be included in the offer. Science A levels must include the practical annotation.

AB at Advanced Higher including Chemistry or Biology plus a second science. AAAAB at Higher including Chemistry or Biology plus a second science

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Minimum five GCSEs at grade 7 (A). English Language, Maths and Sciences must have been passed at a minimum of 6 (B).

Minimum of five Scottish National 5 qualifications at grade A/1, with a minimum of grade B/2 required in English Language, Maths and any science not offered at Higher grade B or better.

International Baccalaureate

35 points from six academic subjects. Grades of 6,6,6 at Higher Level and 6,6,5 at Standard Level usually required.

Personal statement

Not assessed. One interviewer on the MMI circuit will have read the personal statement and may ask questions based on it.

Admissions test

UCAT (Home applicants) BMAT (International applicants)

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews plus numeracy assessment.

Work experience

Applicants are expected to have gained experience of working directly with people, preferably in a supportive or caring role. This may include voluntary roles in care settings, community groups, charities, schools or paid employment involving interaction with the public. No credit is given for shadowing or other forms of observation.

Widening participation

Local students completing Keele's Steps2Medicine programme will receive automatic interview and a 2-grade reduction on the standard A level offer (i.e. AAB). Other applicants meeting specific criteria or educational and socio-economic disadvantage may also qualify for automatic interview and reduced offer. See website for details.

Kent and Medway Medical School

BMBS Medicine (A100)

5 years

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

Data unavailable

A Levels and Scottish Highers

AAB including Chemistry or Biology, plus one of Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Psychology or Physics. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Five subjects at 9–6 (A*–B) including English Language and Maths plus Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Double Science and another subject.

International Baccalaureate

34 points including Biology or Chemistry at Higher Level 6 and one further Higher Level subject in Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Psychology at grade 6.

Personal statement

Not used as a primary method for selecting applicants for interview, although may be used to differentiate applicants who are holding the same qualifications and have the same UCAT scores.

During the multiple mini-interview process the personal statement may form the basis of a discussion at one of the stations. 

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

Experience of a health care setting is not mandatory. It is expected applicants are able to talk about their work and/or voluntary experiences during the interview process, particularly experiences where they have provided services to customers.

Widening participation

Along with assessing your academic profile, relevant contextual data will be sought that may enhance your application. See website for details.

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

 

Data unavailable.

Degree (graduate applicants)

Bioscience graduates will be considered with minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree. All other graduates will be considered with minimum 2:1 AND grades AA at A-Level in both Biology and Chemistry. 

A Levels and Scottish Highers

A*AA at A level including Chemistry and Biology. If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

AAA at Scottish Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher Chemistry and Biology (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). If only one of Chemistry or Biology is offered at Advanced Higher, the other must be offered at Higher level at grade A.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

GCSEs: Grade 6/B in both English Language and Mathematics required.

Scottish Nationals: English and Mathematics required at N5/Standard Credit grade 1 or 2/ Intermediate 2, with grade B if not offered at Higher.

International Baccalaureate

A total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 766 including Chemistry and Biology. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Personal statement

Evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a medicine degree programme and career. 

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

Experience in a health-related setting which is verified in the personal statement. We would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a medical clinical setting. If this is not possible, we look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public, for exmaple in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Widening participation

See Extended Medical Degree Programme (A101).