Entry requirements

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University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine

BMBS (BM4) Medicine (A101)

4 years

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

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

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: 24 | International: N/A

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

Degree (graduate applicants)

2.1 achieved in previous degree in any subject.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Grade C or above in Chemistry at A level or Chemistry and Biology at grade C in AS level where Chemistry has not been taken at A2.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

GCSE English language at grade 4 (C) and either Maths, Biology and Chemistry, or Maths, additional Science and Science, or Maths and combined Science all at grade 4 (C).

International Baccalaureate

5 in Higher Level Chemistry

Personal statement

Personal statement is considered only if the applicant is invited to attend a selection day. Selectors will look at the personal statement for evidence of non-academic criteria.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Selection day

Work experience

Completion of formal work experience or volunteering is not specified. However, applicants are expected to demonstrate what they have learned from their experiences of interacting with people in health or social care settings.

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

 

Data unavailable. 

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

Degree (graduate applicants)

2.1 or first class honours degree (or equivalent), achieved or predicted. Applicants will not be considered if their first degree does not meet this requirement, even if they subsequently gain further degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD). Honours degrees in any discipline will be accepted. Applicants who are on, or have been on, a medical degree course will not be considered, including any intercalating degree.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Grade B or above in Chemistry at A level or Scottish Higher

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

GCSE Maths at grade B or above; or Standard Grade credit 1 or 2; or Intermediate 2 grade A or B; or National 5 grade B or above

International Baccalaureate

Higher Level Chemistry grade 5 or above and Standard Level Maths grade 5.

Personal statement

Not scored but health-related work experience required. Applicants also required to fill out online questionnaire with more details of relevant experience.

Admissions test

GAMSAT and the SJTace (or UCAT Situational Judgement Test)

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

Work experience should be achieved in a health situation with people who may be ill, disabled, elderly or by shadowing a doctor at work. The main aim of work experience is to gain insight into health and healthcare delivery and to allow candidates to make an informed choice before deciding to apply to study medicine. Medically related work experience is not scored but instead forms part of the discussions at interview.

St George’s, University of London

MBBS Medicine (A101)

4 years

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: 3.5 | International: N/A

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: 16 | International: N/A

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

Degree (graduate applicants)

Minimum 2.1 honours degree in any subject OR a postgraduate degree (any discipline) at a pass or above.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Not scored.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Not scored.

International Baccalaureate

Not scored.

Admissions test

GAMSAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

Assessed at interview. The medical school is interested in what the applicant has learned about him/herself, other people, and how care is delivered and received. It is good to have a broad range of experiences in a variety of settings, including hands-on healthcare experience where possible, in order to gain insight into different aspects of skills and qualities needed by a medical student. Relevant experience could be paid work or volunteering. Candidates should be able to reflect on how their work experience helped them to develop some of the attitudes and behaviours essential to being a doctor.

Candidates are asked to provide further details of their work experience and/or confirmation letters or references for verification.

Any experience of providing care or help for other people which leads to an understanding of the realities of working in a caring profession. This can be paid work or volunteering. Applicants should be able to reflect on how their work experience helped them to develop some of the attitudes and behaviours essential to being a doctor. The medical school is interested in what the applicant has learned about him/herself and other people, and how care is delivered and received. Candidates are asked to provide further details of their work experience and/or confirmation letters or references for verification.

Swansea University Medical School

MB BCh Medicine (A101)

4 years

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: 3.3 | International: 3.3

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: 9.5 | International: 6.8

Degree (graduate applicants)

Minimum 2.1 in previous degree in any subject or either a merit in an integrated undergraduate master’s degree or 2.2 in previous degree if also attained a postgraduate Master’s or PhD.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Not scored.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

English and Maths at grade C or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate

Not scored.

Personal statement

Not scored but discussed at interview.

Admissions test

GAMSAT

Interview method

30 minute written test and two twenty-minute panel interviews.

Work experience

Emphasis on quality of reflection and what has been learnt rather than amount of experience.

University of Warwick Medical School

MB ChB Medicine (A101)

4 years

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: 3.6 | International: –

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: 8.4 | International: 7.7

Degree (graduate applicants)

Minimum of 2.1 achieved in any subject.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Not scored.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Not scored.

International Baccalaureate

Not scored.

Personal statement

Not scored.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

A minimum of 70 hours of work experience across the three years up until the application deadline is required. Applicants must have undertaken at least two different experiences with no single experience counting for more that 50 hours against the minimum of 70 hours. Experiences must be with patients or people with healthcare needs. At least one experience needs to be hands on. Shadowing in a clinical setting is acceptable, but can only count for 20 hours against the minimum of 70 hours.

Work experiences are explored at interview.