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.

For a downloadable version of this information, see Entry requirements for UK medical schools


University of Sheffield Medical School

MB ChB Medicine (A101)

4 years

Last updated: May 2020

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: 5.5 | International: N/A

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: 15.3 | International: N/A

This degree is open to those who meet specific widening participation criteria.

Degree (graduate applicants)

An upper second class or first class Bachelor's degree in an appropriate life sciences subject. Master's degrees or doctoral degrees are not considered.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

BBB at A level, one of which must be Chemistry or Biology, taken in one sitting. Further Maths, Critical Thinking and General Studies are not not accepted.

AAAAB in Scottish Highers and BB in Advanced Level, including Chemistry or Biology. Resits are accepted (single resit per A level or Scottish Higher/ Advanced Higher) and all resits should be taken in the same sitting.

Where a graduate applicant has BBB or better at A level but the pre-degree A levels do not include Chemistry or Biology, we will consider the application if the candidate has taken A level Chemistry or Biology after their Bachelor's degree and achieved (or is predicted to achieve) a grade B or higher.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Grade 4 (C) or higher at GCSE English Language. Applicants holding iGCSE English as a Second Language or Edexcel iGCSE English Language B are required to hold a grade B or higher.

International Baccalaureate

32 points overall with 5s in Higher Level subjects (to include Chemistry or Biology) and no less than four in Standard Level subjects.

Personal statement

Not read or scored. Interest in medicine, work experience/volunteering and outside interests are all explored at interview.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

Interest in what applicants have learned from their work experience. In addition to shadowing a GP or other medical practitioner, there are many other areas related to medicine in which applicants can gain experience, such as care homes or community-based work experience.

Widening participation

This programme is only open to Home students who come from widening participation backgrounds. See website for details.

University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine

BMBS (BM4) Medicine (A101)

4 years

Last updated: May 2020

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: 5 | 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)

2.1 achieved in previous degree in any subject.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

C including Chemistry or CC including AS Level Biology/ Human Biology and Chemistry. 

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

All applicants must have a minimum grade C (grade 4) in GCSE mathematics, English Language and either Chemistry and Biology, or Science and Additional Science, or Combined Science (or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University).

International Baccalaureate

5 in Higher Level Chemistry

Personal statement

Applicants are asked to answer further questions as part of the selection process (see website for details). Answers are scored with the highest scoring candidates being invited to attend a selection day.

Selectors use the personal statement to inform interview questions related to the non-academic criteria if the applicant is invited to attend a Selection Day.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Selection day

Work experience

Completion of formal work experience or volunteering is not required. However, applicants are expected to demonstrate what they have learned from their life experiences (this may include work experience, paid employment and personal experiences both in and outside health and social care settings).

Last updated: May 2020

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

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.

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 (A101)

4 years

Last updated: May 2020

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 degree must have been completed within the last five years.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Not scored.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Not scored.

International Baccalaureate

Not scored.

Admissions test

GAMSAT

Section score: 50 or above, in each section.
Overall score: Published online in November each year.
Both the section scores and overall cut-off score must be met.

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

At interview, applicants will be required to demonstrate that they have gained voluntary/work experience in a medical or health related field and demonstrate a broad awareness of the scope of medicine. 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. Applicants 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 2020

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 2020

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.