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.


University of Birmingham Medical School

MBChB Medicine and Surgery (A101)

4 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

Minimum 2.1 in a Life Sciences subject. The degree result is scored and contributes to an application score. See the website for a full list of eligible subjects.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

We require 3 A Levels to have been attained in the last year of secondary school. We require these grades to be at least BBC for non-contextual applicants or CCC for contextual applicants. Biology or Chemistry is required normally.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Where the highest qualification in English or Maths is at GCSE, grade A/7 is normally required. We will consider equivalences.

 

International Baccalaureate

Biology or Chemistry, must be offered at Higher Level. Results are scored.

Personal statement

The personal statement is not scored but sufficient evidence of commitment to medicine must be described.

Admissions test

UCAT. The UCAT SJT is incorporated into an overall score post-interview.

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

At interview we will assess the values held by an applicant, their motivation towards a career in medicine and their understanding of the medical profession. Due to current pandemic restrictions, we will not require an applicant to draw upon face-to-face experiences. Clinical work experience is not a requirement for applying to this course.

Widening participation

This course offers contextual admissions. When scoring an application contextual data is taken into account relating to secondary school performance. Care leavers will receive compensatory adjustments for both secondary school and degree results. See website for details.

University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

MB BChir Medicine (A101)

4 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

At least a 2.1 degree in any discipline.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Academically competitive applicants will generally have at least AAA at A level or equivalent, including an A or A* at Chemistry (passed within seven years of entry), plus A level passes in two of the following: Physics, Biology, Maths.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

No specific requirements.

International Baccalaureate

Academically competitive applicants will generally have at least 36 points with 6,6,6 at Higher level including Chemistry and two of the following at Higher or Standard level: Physics, Biology, Maths. Those who do not hold these grades should be aware that their application will be in direct competition with those who do.

Personal statement

Personal statement is reviewed prior to interview but not scored.

Personal statement

None.

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

Medical/healthcare experience as a paid or volunteer worker in the private or public healthcare industry and the shadowing of medical professionals in hospital or GP practice. Varied and consistent hands-on patient care along with experience working within an NHS environment is favoured.

Cardiff University School of Medicine

MB BCh Medicine (A101)

4 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

A Levels and Scottish Highers

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate

Admissions test

Interview method

Work experience

Work experience

Last updated: May 2020

Additional information

The C21 North Wales/ Gogledd Cymru course has been developed as part of Cardiff University’s commitment to widen access to Medicine in collaboration with Bangor University and Welsh Government. It provides students with the opportunity to undertake their medical degree in North Wales.

The C21 North Wales/ Gogledd Cymru course accepts high performing students from recognised feeder stream courses linked to the School of Medicines Graduate Entry Programme and also students already accepted onto A100 programme who wish to transfer after successful completion of their first year.

Degree (graduate applicants)

A Levels and Welsh Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Admissions test

Interview method

King’s College London School of Medical Education

Medicine Graduate, Professional Entry Programme MBBS (A102)

4 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

A minimum 2:1 (upper second class honours) undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in a Biosciences subject. Biomedical/life science degrees include: Biomedical Sciences; Physiology; Biochemistry; Pharmacology; Neuroscience; Pharmacy.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

There are no specific A/AS level requirements. 

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

There are no specific GCSE 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 an application.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

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, eg. in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Widening participation

Prospective applicants who have taken part in widening participation programmes within King's, are part of Realising Opportunities, or who believe they meet any other widening participation criteria should contact the admissions team for advice before making an application.

Contextual admissions

This course offers contextual admissions. See website for details.

University of Liverpool School of Medicine

MB ChB Medicine and Surgery (A101)

4 years

Last updated: May 2020

Degree (graduate applicants)

A Levels and Scottish Highers

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

International Baccalaureate

Personal statement

Admissions test

Interview method

Work experience

Newcastle University Medical School

MBBS Medicine and Surgery (Accelerated Programme) (A101)

4 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

2.1 achieved in any previous honours 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

UCAT

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

Graduate Entry Medicine BMBS (A101)

4 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

Minimum 2.2 expected in previous degree in any subject. 

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Not scored.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Not scored.

International Baccalaureate

Not scored.

Personal statement

The personal statement is read following interview only. It plays an infrequent role in the procedure.

Admissions test

GAMSAT

Interview method

Usually multiple mini-interviews if face-to-face. During the pandemic interviews were held remotely and were not MMIs.

Work experience

Work experience is usually taken into consideration, however, it is acknowledged that candidates may not have been able to gain any work or volunteering experience during the pandemic.

Work experience does not need to be as a Healthcare Assistant or in a hospital setting. Experience can be voluntary or based on shadowing.

Widening participation

Applications are accepted (and encouraged) and welcomed from a diverse range of students. Students who have studied a science or non-science degree are welcome to apply.

University of Oxford Medical School

BM BCh Medicine (Graduate Entry) (A101)

4 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

A degree in applied or experimental science with a degree class of 2.1 or above (or a GPA above 3.5). Graduates in subjects other than bioscience must also have biology or dual-award science at GCSE or O-level, or an equivalent qualification.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Passes at A-level of at least AAB with an A or A* in Chemistry (grade requirements apply if A-levels were taken within the last 5 years; applicants whose exams were taken more than 5 years prior to the year of application are not required to have AAB, although their grades will be assessed carefully at the shortlisting stage).

Scottish applicants must have AAB with an A in Scottish Advanced Higher Chemistry if taken within last 5 years. Applicants with a degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry (2.1 or above) are exempt from this requirement. Applicants must also have one from Biology, Physics or Mathematics at Scottish Advanced Higher Level.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Applicants with a degree in a subject other than bioscience must have a qualification in biology at GCSE or equivalent level.

International Baccalaureate

Applicants must have an overall score of 36 (including core points) and scores of 6 in subjects taken at Higher Level. Applicants are required to offer the following subjects at Higher Level: i) Chemistry (unless applicants have a degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry with a 2.1 or above) ii) At least one from Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

Personal statement

Considered in the light of the explicit selection criteria

Admissions test

BMAT

Interview method

Panel interviews at two colleges.

Work experience

All applicants must show evidence of their genuine commitment and personal suitability to medicine as demonstrated through any relevant work experience in a health or social care setting.

Widening participation

Queen Mary University, Barts and the London School of Medicine

MBBS Medicine Graduate Entry Programme (A101)

4 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

You may apply in the final year of your 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, you can find more information on our degree title checker

A Levels and Scottish Highers

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

International Baccalaureate

Personal statement

Referred to at interview but not part of the initial assessment process.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Assessment centre

Work experience

Selectors strongly recommend that candidates have explored what a career in medicine entails and that this is reinforced by work experience. The interview will explore your understanding of the realities of a career in medicine. 

Contextual admissions