Entry requirements

Select a course type above then use the filters below to learn about the courses. This information is provided directly by the medical schools but can change. Always confirm the information on medical schools’ websites.

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University of Birmingham Medical School

MB ChB Medicine and Surgery (A101)

4 years

Last updated: August 2018

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: 7 | International: N/A

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: 20 | International: N/A

Only open to applicants from the European Economic Area, which includes the UK.

Degree (graduate applicants)

Achieved first or high 2.1 in a Life Sciences subject.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

A level: ABB/BBB, including Chemistry. Resits are not considered without evidence of substantial extenuating circumstances.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Grade A in English and Maths (if higher qualification not offered).

International Baccalaureate

665/555 at Higher level, including Chemistry.

Personal statement

Not scored but the applicant needs to showcase relevant work experience and evidence of significant extracurricular involvement.

Admissions test

None.

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

Experience of providing care or support to vulnerable individuals is extremely helpful for discussing issues relating to the practice of medicine, which will be addressed at interview. This experience can be gained in a wide variety of settings.

University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

MB BChir Medicine (A101)

4 years

Last updated: August 2018

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: 7 | International: N/A

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: 20 | International: N/A

Only open to applicants from the European Economic Area, which includes the UK.

Degree (graduate applicants)

Achieved first or high 2.1 in a Life Sciences subject.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

A level: ABB/BBB, including Chemistry. Resits are not considered without evidence of substantial extenuating circumstances.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Grade A in English and Maths (if higher qualification not offered).

International Baccalaureate

665/555 at Higher level, including Chemistry.

Personal statement

Not scored but the applicant needs to showcase relevant work experience and evidence of significant extracurricular involvement.

Personal statement

None.

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

Experience of providing care or support to vulnerable individuals is extremely helpful for discussing issues relating to the practice of medicine, which will be addressed at interview. This experience can be gained in a wide variety of settings.

Cardiff University School of Medicine

MB BCh Medicine (A101)

4 years

Last updated: August 2018

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: – | International: N/A

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: – | International: N/A

This degree is open to those on recognised feeder streams based in Wales.

Degree (graduate applicants)

This is a specific four-year programme for applicants enrolled on one of our four Feeder Stream degree courses in Wales. Applicants must achieve at least a 2.1 Honours degree. See website for details.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Minimum of grades BBB at A level.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

English and Maths at minimum grade B.

International Baccalaureate

Minimum 5,5,5 at Higher level.

International Baccalaureate

Non-academic criteria assessed: medical motivation and awareness of the career; sense of responsibility; evidence of a balanced approach to life; evidence of self-directed learning and extracurricular activities; caring ethos and a sense of social awareness; referee’s report. Not to be used as checklist.

Admissions test

GAMSAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

The university recognises that opportunities for work experience will vary according to individual circumstances. Applicants are to showcase an appreciation of the length of the training programme and the career structure.

Work experience

The Feeder Stream accelerated entry programmes have been developed as part of Cardiff University’s commitment to widening access to medicine, enabling a small number of selected students within specific programmes to join the feeder stream, taking on additional modules and graduating from these programmes with a first or 2.1 honours degree, to enter the second year of the five-year A100 medical programme.

Applicants applying from these routes will need to have fulfilled all the minimum requirements as outlined for graduate entry.

See website for details.

Imperial College London School of Medicine

MBBS Medicine (A109)

5 years

Last updated: August 2018

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: 6 | International: 5

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: 22 | International: 23

Degree (graduate applicants)

Minimum 2.1 BSc or PhD in a biological subject.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Not assessed.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Minimum of GCSE grade B in English Language or equivalent qualification.

Personal statement

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

Admissions test

BMAT

Interview method

Panel interview

Work experience

Work experience in a healthcare setting is strongly favoured.

Work experience

Widening participation candidates are flagged at application stage and this may be a factor at the short-listing stage. All candidates (not just widening participation) can check eligibility by the relevant admissions email address which is published on the website.

Last updated: August 2018

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: – | International: –

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: – | International: –

Degree (graduate applicants)

A minimum 2.1 (upper second class honours) undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in a Biosciences subject, or a 2.2 (lower second class honours) undergraduate degree with a postgraduate degree (with at least a Merit) in a Bioscience subject.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

There are no specific GCSE or A/AS level requirements

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

There are no specific GCSE or A/AS level requirements.

International Baccalaureate

There are no specific IB requirements.

Personal statement

The personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application. We are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a medicine degree programme and career.

Admissions test

UKCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

The candidate would normally be expected to have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a medical clinical setting. If this is not possible, evidence will be sought for interaction with the general public, for example in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

University of Liverpool School of Medicine

MB ChB Medicine and Surgery (A101)

4 years

Last updated: August 2018

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: 2.7 | International: N/A

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: 12 | International: N/A

Only open to applicants from the European Economic Area, which includes the UK.

Degree (graduate applicants)

A minimum upper second class honours degree in a Biological, Biomedical, or Health Science subject. Dental graduates must already hold MJDF (Portfolio plus Part 1 and Part 2 exams).

Dental graduates who hold a BDS degree from outside the EU will need ORE/LDS. BDS degrees will need to be registered with the General Dental Council.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

BBB at A level including Biology and Chemistry and a fourth AS level at grade B. Further Maths is not considered as the fourth AS level if Maths is offered as the third A level.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

English Language and Maths at a minimum of grade C.

International Baccalaureate

32 points with no less than 5 in Chemistry and Biology at Higher level and no less than 3 in any subject offered.

Personal statement

The personal statement will not be used in making the decision to invite to interview but will be assessed at interview.

Admissions test

GAMSAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

No specific work experience is stated but applicants must be able to demonstrate our non-academic criteria which will be assessed at interview.

Newcastle University Medical School

MBBS Medicine (A101)

4 years

Last updated: August 2018

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: 10.9 | International: N/A

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: 41.5 | International: N/A

Note that the course beginning in 2019 is open to application from international students.

Degree (graduate applicants)

2.1 achieved in any previous degree, or integrated master’s or be a practising healthcare professional with a post-registration qualification.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Not scored.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Not scored.

International Baccalaureate

Not scored.

Personal statement

Not used prior or at interview. It is consulted prior to offers being made but is not scored

Admissions test

UKCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

Emphasis on applicants being able to show a commitment to caring, which can be accomplished in a number of ways other than in a hospital or general practice setting, for example by volunteering in an elderly care home, hospice, nursery or helping someone less fortunate.

University of Nottingham Medical School

BMBS Medicine and Surgery (A101)

4 years

Last updated: August 2018

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: – | International: –

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: – | International: –

Degree (graduate applicants)

Minimum 2.2 expected in previous degree in any subject. Students are able to apply during the final year of study and conditional offers are made if successful.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Not scored.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Not scored.

International Baccalaureate

Not scored.

Personal statement

Not scored.

Admissions test

GAMSAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

Recent work in caring role expected. May be voluntary, employed, parttime or full-time, involving people who are ill, disabled or disadvantaged. Shadowing not essential. Will be expected to complete online questionnaire.

University of Oxford Medical School

BM BCh Medicine (A101)

4 years

Last updated: August 2018

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: – | International: –

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: – | International: –

Degree (graduate applicants)

Previous degree in applied or experimental science, including Engineering. A 2.1 or above is expected.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

At least two sciences at A levels including Chemistry.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

If degree is not in Biosciences, then Biology or Double Science at GCSE is required.

International Baccalaureate

At least two sciences at Higher level including Chemistry.

Personal statement

Not scored.

Admissions test

BMAT

Interview method

Panel interviews

Work experience

Considered alongside all other aspects of the application.

Last updated: August 2018

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: – | International: –

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: – | International: –

Degree (graduate applicants)

Applicants may apply in the final year of their degree and must be predicted/achieved at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject. Degrees are divided into three categories.

  • Bioscience degrees which contain sufficient Biology and Chemistry – no further A or AS level requirements
  • For science degrees which lack Biology or Chemistry, candidates must have a minimum A or AS level grade C for Biology and/or Chemistry (depending on what is missing in the degree).
  • For non-science degrees, candidates must have a minimum B grade in A or AS level Chemistry or Biology, plus one other science also at grade B. Accepted science subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, and Psychology. You may apply with achieved or predicted grades.

Degrees must be completed in the natural length intended for the qualification (generally, 3 years for Bachelors, and 4 years for integrated Masters).

A Levels and Scottish Highers

See degree info.

Personal statement

Not scored. Used to support interview.

Admissions test

UKCAT

Interview method

Structured panel interview

Work experience

No specific requirements. Experience encouraged in health- or care-related environments and volunteering.