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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.

A PDF version of this information can be downloaded here: Entry requirements for UK medical schools: 2022 entry.

Please note that due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, competition ratios are excluded for 2022 entry.

 


ScotGEM (University of Dundee and University of St Andrews)

MBChB Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine (ScotGEM) (A101)

4 years

Last updated: June 2021

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, alongside degree.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

GCSE Maths at grade B (grade 5 numerical grading) or at National 5 grade B.

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. This should be sat in either the year of application or the previous year.

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews. This usually consists of a series of ‘stations’ each lasting seven minutes. You will rotate around the station circuit, going from one station to the next.

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. During the Covid-19 pandemic, opportunities to gain work experience for first-time applicants to medicine have been affected and this will be taken into account.

St George’s, University of London

MBBS Medicine (Graduate Entry) (A101)

4 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

UK Undergraduate (BSc, BA, BEng, BBA, MSci etc.) Grade - 2:1 Honours in any discipline and any subject. Degrees must be completed and fully awarded (including re-writes) by 31 July of the academic year of application. 

OR 

UK Postgraduate (MA, MSc, MPhil, PhD etc.) Grade - Pass in any discipline and any subject. In addition, applicants must have an undergraduate degree at 2:2 honours or higher (any discipline and subject). Degrees must be completed and fully awarded (including re-writes) by 31 July of the academic year of application.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

N/A

International Baccalaureate

N/A

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

N/A

Personal statement

While we take the time to read your personal statement, it is not formally assessed, or used to determine whether you will be invited to interview.

Admissions test

GAMSAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

We understand the challenges for our prospective applicants for medicine and allied health courses trying to gain work experience at this time, particularly in clinical settings. In response to the government’s social distancing guidelines, which have a significant impact on all areas of life, we have chosen to relax our work experience requirements for prospective applicants for our courses which would normally require these. Despite the relaxed requirements, we still require our applicants to have an understanding of the realities of working as a healthcare professional and to show they have the necessary skills and attributes for their chosen career. Online resources can give you valuable insight into working in the healthcare sector and outline the wide range of careers and courses available. You can find a number of suggested resources for each of our courses on our website.

Swansea University Medical School

Medicine (Graduate Entry), MB BCh (A101)

4 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

Bachelors degree 2:1 in any subject area, or Bachelors degree 2:2 with subsequent higher degree. No additional credit given for higher classification or any specific subject area.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

No minimum A-level (or equivalent) requirements other than award.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

GCSE English/Welsh minimum grade C, or equivalent Level 2 qualification GCSE Mathematics minimum grade C, or equivalent Level 2 qualification

International Baccalaureate

Accepted as long as subject-specific grades achieved are assessed as equivalent of required GCSE grades.

Personal statement

The personal statement is not used in decision-making. Interviewers are encouraged to read personal statements, to inform questions on motivation and achievements.

Admissions test

GAMSAT - Minimum score of 50 overall, and 50 in Section 3.

Interview method

Two semi-structured interviews using a question bank and a written exercise. Interviewers are trained to score specific competencies, as follows: Communication, Insight & integrity Problem solving Coping with pressure Passion for Medicine

Work experience

Work experience is discussed during interviews, and responses used to score specific competencies. There is no work-experience score.

Widening participation

Widening participation and outreach activity is currently organised on a University-wide basis. See website for details.

Contextual admissions

This course offers contextual admissions. See website for details.

University of Warwick Medical School

Graduate Entry Medicine (MB ChB) (A101)

4 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

Minimum of 2.1 Honours achieved in any subject.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

N/A

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

N/A

International Baccalaureate

N/A

Personal statement

We do not consider personal statements.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

 

A minimum of 70 hours of work experience across the four 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.

All applicants will be required to provide details of their work experience placements via an online portal, which includes providing official verification of the placements normally in the form of a reference or letter from a suitable lead or manager directly related to the work experience.

Ulster University School of Medicine

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) (A101)

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

Applicants must have a minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree in any discipline. If you do not have a 2:1 but have a Master's Degree, with an overall pass of at least 60%, you are still eligible to apply.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Not​ scored - we currently focus on degree results, however, we are in the process of reviewing our admission policy.

International Baccalaureate

Not scored.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

GCSE Profile​ to include English Language at grade C or equivalent.

Personal statement

Not scored, however,​ we are reviewing this and our admissions policy.

Admissions test

GAMSAT

Interview method

Multiple mini interviews

Work experience

Work experience is not essential, however,​ we will expect applicants to demonstrate a broad awareness of the scope and challenges of a career in medicine.

Widening participation