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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.

 


Edge Hill University Medical School

MBChB Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (A100)

5 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

If you have already completed a degree, MBChB applications will be considered from graduates with a 2:1 or above who have studied a science related programme, including Psychology, which has been awarded in the two years prior to application. If you graduated prior to this but have undertaken postgraduate study in the past two years, you are also
encouraged to apply.

Graduates must have grades ABB at A Level which must include Biology and Chemistry, at least one of which must be at Grade A or above with the other at minimum Grade B, as well as one other subject. A Levels in General Studies, Critical Reasoning, Citizenship and Key Skills will not be accepted. Graduate applicants must also meet the GCSE requirements outlined in the standard entry criteria above. There is no graduate entry point onto the MBChB. Graduates will therefore be required to undertake the full programme.

We will also consider applications from students who are in the early stages of another non-medical degree who wish to withdraw and/or have not completed a previous non-medical degree, as long as our standard MBChB entry criteria are met. No recognition of prior learning (RPL) will be considered on this basis.

We will not accept applications from students who wish to transfer from other medical programmes or who have previously started a medical degree but failed to progress on this.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Grades AAA at A Level are required. These must include Biology and Chemistry and one other subject. While Biology and Chemistry are both required at Grade A or above, where Grade A* is achieved in either Biology or Chemistry (or both Biology and Chemistry), the third A Level subject will be accepted at Grade B or above. A Levels in General Studies, Critical Reasoning, Citizenship and Key Skills will not be accepted;

Scottish Highers: Grades AAAAB - Subjects have to be taken in a single sitting and including Biology, Chemistry and three other subjects;

Other qualifications

Irish Leaving Certificate - H1, H1, H1, H2, H2, H2: Three higher level subjects at Grade H1, including Biology, Chemistry and one other subject, and three at Grade H2, including English Language and Mathematics, taken in a single sitting;

Advanced Highers: AAA in Biology, Chemistry and one other subject;

Cambridge Pre-U: D3D3D3 in Biology, Chemistry and one other subject.

All A Level qualifications, or accepted equivalents, must have been obtained within the two years prior to application.

International Baccalaureate

36 points -To include three subjects at higher level, with at least 6 points in Biology, 6 points in Chemistry and one other subject, plus three further subjects at standard level with a minimum of 5 points each.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

You will also need at least five GCSEs at Grade B or Grade 6 or above (or equivalent) at the time of application, including Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Mathematics. GCSE Double Science Awards, at Grades 6-6 or B-B or above, will also be accepted in lieu of separate GCSEs in Biology and Chemistry.

Personal statement

Whilst the personal statement is not routinely used in selection for interview and offer of a place, it may be used to differentiate between candidates if there are ties in ranking at cut points/thresholds for interview or selection, and to check for predicted grades or clarification of qualifications studied.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

No specific work experience required but students will be asked to draw on personal experience as part of the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs). This could include work experience.

Widening participation

Direct entry MBChB at Edge Hill University is not a widening participation initiative. However, if you meet a certain Widening Participation (WP) criterion this may be used to 'compensate' against your UCAT score.

Contextual admissions

This course offers contextual admissions. For applicants that are eligible for contextual admissions, this may result in a reduced aptitude test threshold for interview. 

The school considers the following contextual data: 

  • School's GCSE performance
  • IMD/SIMD
  • Asylum seeker/refugee status
  • Care experienced
  • Target postcode
  • State school
  • Young carer
  • POLAR
  • First generation to H.E.
  • Low income household
  • Be a member of the travelling community
  • Be without family support (care leavers, care experienced and/or estranged)
  • Be from a military family

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

Predicted or achieved 2:1 or above in any subject, as well as satisfying the additional requirements below.   

Masters and PhD applicants must meet the Graduate A level, GCSE and UCAT requirements and successfully complete their postgraduate study with verification of results by 31st August 2022.   

Graduates must be in their final year or have completed their Undergraduate degree to be considered.  We do not accept any transfers from applicants, part way through a degree.   

Applicants who have achieved a 2:2 or below during their academic history will not be considered, regardless of post-degree study.   

Minimum A Level and GCSE requirements for graduates   

Achieved BBB/ABC in the first sitting. Applicants need to demonstrate competence in Biology or Chemistry. This can be demonstrated by achieving grade B in A Level Biology or Chemistry OR undergraduate level study of Biology/Physiology or Chemistry or equivalent as part of their degree (65% requirement) OR approved Access course. Only Mathematics or Further Mathematics will be accepted, not both. Level 3 qualifications not accepted: General Studies, Citizenship Studies, Leisure Studies, Applied Science, Critical Thinking and BTEC qualifications.

Graduates are required to hold six GCSEs at grade 6 or grade B or above, including Mathematics, English Language and either two single science subjects (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or Double Science.  Alternatively, Science, Additional Science and Further Science GCSEs are accepted.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

 

A Levels - AAA including Biology/Human Biology or Chemistry, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. All science A levels must include a pass in the practical element.  

Scottish Advanced Highers  - BBB in Secondary Six (S6) Advanced Highers including Biology or Chemistry in the first sitting or AB in Secondary Six (S6) Advanced Highers including Biology or Chemistry plus an additional Higher Level at grade A taken in Secondary Six (S6), in the first sitting. Combinations can be substituted with A Levels.

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall with Higher Level 6,6,6 including Biology or Chemistry.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

GCSEs: Six GCSEs at grade 7/A or above in Mathematics and either two science subjects (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or double science. GCSE English Language grade 6/B. If Methods of Mathematics & Application of Mathematics are taken, we require grade 7 or grade A in both. They will be considered as a single grade 7/A for screening purposes as together they are equivalent to the full Mathematics GCSE.

Scottish Nationals: National 5s are accepted in lieu of GCSEs with a minimum of 6 subjects at grade A including Mathematics and two science subjects (Lifeskills Mathematics is not accepted). English Language required at grade B.

Access to HE Diplomas

Norwich Medical School welcomes applications from students holding or studying for one of the following Access/Pre-Medical qualifications:

The College of West Anglia (Access to Medicine)
Lambeth College (Access to Medicine & Biomedical Science)
City and Islington College (Access to Medicine & Medical Bio Sciences)
The Manchester College (Access to Medicine)
Bradford University (Foundation in Clinical Science/Medicine)
Sussex Downs University (Access to Medicine)
City of Liverpool University (Access to Science)
Truro and Penwith College – (Access to HE Medicine)

Personal statement

The personal statement is considered alongside the application but isn't scored.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

Candidates will need to evidence two different experiences that have informed their decision to study medicine. Clinical work experience is not a requirement for applying to this course.

University of Edinburgh Medical School

MBChB Medicine (A100)

6 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

We welcome applications for graduate entry to first year. We require a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics based subject. We will also consider applicants with a UK 2:1 honours degree in other subjects who have an SQA Higher, A Level, or equivalent, in Chemistry at B. Graduate applicants are able to send one additional reference by the application deadline, should they wish to.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Standard entry requirements:

SQA Highers: AAAAB by the end of S5 and BB at Advanced Higher.

A Levels: AAA.

Minimum entry requirements for widening access applicants:

SQA Highers: AAABB by the end of S5 and CC at Advanced Higher.

A Levels: AAB.

The grades used to meet our entry requirements must include: 

SQA: Highers: Chemistry and two from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Higher Applications of Mathematics is not accepted in place of Higher Mathematics. For some applicants this subject combination is not possible at S5. Students who meet the grade requirements in S5 but are missing one or more sciences may take the missing subject(s) in S6. Human Biology may replace Biology.

A Levels:  Chemistry and one from Biology/Human Biology, Mathematics or Physics at A. Only one of Mathematics or Further Mathematics will be considered.

 

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

GCSEs: Biology, Chemistry, English and Mathematics at B or 6. Double Award combined sciences, or equivalent, at BB or 66 may replace GCSE grades in sciences. Additional Applied Science and Applied Science are not accepted.

National 5s: Biology, Chemistry, English and Mathematics at B. Offers are conditional on S6 performance.

International Baccalaureate

37 points with 7,6,6 at Higher Level including Chemistry and at least one other science subject. SL: Mathematics and English at 5 and Biology at 5 (if not at HL).We accept both the Mathematics Analysis & approaches and Applications & interpretation pathways. If Mathematics and English Language do not form part of your IB diploma we will also accept GCSE, or equivalent, at B.

 

Access to HE Diplomas

The school accepts the following Access to HE qualifications:

  • SWAP (East & West) Access to Medical studies 
  • College of West Anglia Access to Medicine course
  • Sussex Downs Adult College Access to Medicine course

Personal statement

Personal statements are not scored however they are reviewed as part of the interview process.

Admissions test

UCAT. 

All applicants need to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) in 2021 before submitting a UCAS application. We accept all UCAT scores and have no minimum requirement. We also consider the Situational Judgement section of the UCAT test separately. Applicants who score a Band 4 in the Situational Judgement section of the UCAS test will not be considered for entry.

Interview method

Assessment days (Interviews)

The top scoring 650 applicants will be invited to participate in an assessment session. Ordinarily, this would take place in person over a half-day at Edinburgh Medical School.

The structure of the day is based on a consultation of clinicians and teachers in the medical school about the most important attributes we seek in our medical students. These attributes have been selected from those published by the Medical Schools Council. In addition we highly recommend that you read the GMC document, Outcome for Graduates.

The day will involve four ‘stations.’ each station will be scored separately by two selectors, marking independently. You will be provided with more information about the Assessment Day if you are invited to attend.

Work experience

Quality of experience is valued over quantity. Applicants should provide clear evidence of reflection on these experiences, showing what personal lessons they took from them and using these to demonstrate an aptitude for medicine. This is drawn upon if invited to the Assessment Day.

We value quality of experience over quantity. We are looking for clear evidence of reflection on these experiences, showing us what personal lessons you took from them and using these to demonstrate an aptitude for medicine. We understand that due to the Covid-19 outbreak gaining experience will be extremely difficult. The Medical Schools Council have provided guidance on how to gain relevant experience during the outbreak, while the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have a free interactive video platform providing insights into the role of a GP and the wider primary care team.

Work experience could include: 

  • work experience/shadowing with health professionals or in health promotion, for example,
    working in a nursing home and/or volunteering with disabled people
  • talking with doctors and medical students
  • attending a university open day and medical conferences/lectures
  • reading/watching/listening to medical-themed literature/digital content/articles.

Widening participation

Edinburgh Medical School fully supports the University’s initiative to create a more diverse student population. The central principles in selection remain that:

  • selection decisions will continue to be based on the assessment of academic potential and aptitude for the respective professions
  • by the declaration of transparent criteria, both academic and non-academic, applicants can be assessed fairly and equitably.  Therefore, we support LEAPS and the Reach initiative, as well as the University’s general contextual admissions policy, which seek to encourage and support applications from those from educational and social disadvantage. More information about eligibility for support from LEAPS or Reach can be obtained from the Widening Participation team: www.ed.ac.uk/student-recruitment/wideningparticipation 

Further information about Widening Access Offers at the University of Edinburgh can be found here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/applying/selection/widening-access 

Care-experienced applicants to higher education 

Prospective students who identify themselves as having had local authority care experience in their UCAS applications will be provided with information about the support systems available to them at the University. With permission, contact will be maintained throughout the MBChB programme to ensure the relevant students are being appropriately supported. More information about the University of Edinburgh support for Care Experienced applicants and students is available here: www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/access-edinburgh/carers-care-experience/careexperienced

University of Exeter Medical School

BMBS Medicine (A100)

5 years

Last updated: June 2021

A Levels and Scottish Highers

AAA at A level including Biology and Chemistry.

Scottish Highers: AAAAB and AAB in Scottish Advanced Highers, or for Widening Participation applicants, AABBB in Scottish Highers and BBB in Scottish Advanced Highers. Biology and Chemistry must be provided.

International Baccalaureate

Three Higher Level subjects required (6,6,6) of which Biology and Chemistry must be included. Minimum overall score of 36.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Minimum GCSE grade 4 (C) in English Language.

Access to HE Diplomas

The school accepts the following Access to Higher Education Diplomas:

  • Access to Medicine 
  • Access to Science 
  • Access to Medicine and Medical Sciences 
  • Access to Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy 
  • Access to Bioscience 
  • Access to Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

The most important aspect of your application will be your achieved or predicted academic results, as this is the best predictor for success on one of our degree programmes.  Personal statements will be considered, but mainly to identify any mitigating or extenuating circumstances that may have affected your achieved or predicted grades.

Admissions test

Candidates applying with predicted or achieved A levels will also be required to sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Applications will then be sorted according to academic profile and UCAT overall score in order to determine which applicants will receive an offer of an interview.

Candidates applying with an existing degree, or if it will be more than two full academic years (September to August) since you completed your A levels or equivalent qualifications when you enter the BMBS programme, will be required to sit the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT). Applications will be sorted according to the GAMSAT overall score.

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

Work experience is not a specified entry requirement for this programme.

Widening participation

Fair access to higher education is hugely important to us at the University of Exeter. It enables social mobility and helps to improve opportunities and life-chances for individuals and their communities. As a result, we aim for our application and recruitment processes to be as accessible as possible. See website for details.

Contextual admissions

This course offers contextual admissions. Applicants that are eligible for contextual admissions may receive a reduced academic grade offer (eg A levels, IB, Highers) and a guaranteed interview.

The school considers the following contextual measures:

  • POLAR
  • State school
  • Young carer
  • Asylum seeker/refugee status
  • Participation in outreach
  • Care experienced
  • IMD/SIMD

Further information regarding our contextual admissions can be found on our website.

University of Glasgow School of Medicine

Medicine MBChB (A100)

5 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

Minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant science degree, obtained within seven years of the entry date. Applicants whose degree was obtained more than seven years from the date of entry, or graduated in a non-science degree will be required to have A-level/Scottish Higher Chemistry and A-level/AS-level/Scottish Higher Biology to be sat within seven years of entry (minimum grades AB, or AA with AS-level Biology). Graduates with a minimum of 2.1 Honours degree obtained more than seven years ago plus a Masters or PhD in a relevant field (obtained within seven years of the entry date) may compensate for not having Higher/A-level Chemistry and Biology.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

SQA Higher Entry Requirements (by end of S6)

  • AAAAA Higher at end of S5 + BBB Advanced Higher or AB Advanced Higher + B Higher in S6
  • Additional requirements: Highers Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Mathematics. National 5 English at Grade B. 

A-level Standard Entry Requirements

  • AAA
  • Additional requirements: A-Levels Chemistry and Biology or Physics or Mathematics. GCSE English at Grade B or 6. 

 

 

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

GCSE English at Grade B (or Grade 6 or above).

English at National 5 level at Grade B or above.

International Baccalaureate

IB Standard Entry Requirements

38 points (6,6,6 at Higher Level) including Chemistry and Biology. Standard Level Physics or Mathematics at 6 (Higher Level recommended) and Standard Level English at 6.

Access to HE Diplomas

The school accepts an Access course from Kelvin College, Glasgow.

Personal statement

Personal statements are read but not scored.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Panel interview, semi-structured 

Work experience

There is no mandatory requirement for medical work experience, but candidates must have a sound understanding of the role and responsibilities of medical professionals. Work experience is discussed at interview.

Widening participation

Contextual admissions

This course offers contextual admissions. See website for details.

Hull York Medical School

MB BS Medicine (A100)

5 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

We require a 2.1 or above in your degree (predicted or achieved).  Applicants must also meet the GCSE requirements, and the Graduate A Level requirements. See website for details.

 

A Levels and Scottish Highers

AAA at A level including Biology and Chemistry (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship and Applied Science). Applicants should be predicted AAB or above to apply.

Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers: We require AAAAB at Higher Level, plus BBB at Advanced Higher Level, to include Biology and Chemistry at Advanced Higher.  We will also accept AAAAA at Higher Level, plus AA at Advanced Higher Level, to include Biology and Chemistry at Advanced Higher, if only two subjects have been taken at Advanced Higher level.

 

 

International Baccalaureate

36 points. Applicants must have 6,6,5 in three Higher level subjects including Biology and Chemistry.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Six GCSEs Grade 9/A* - C/4 including GCSE English Language grade 6/B and GCSE Maths grade 6/B.

Access to HE Diplomas

HYMS accept applications from students taking the following Access courses: 

College of West Anglia, King's Lynn: Access to HE Diploma (Medicine) East Sussex College: Access to HE Diploma (Medicine) Open College Network, West Midlands: Access to HE Diploma (Medicine and Health Professions) The Manchester College: Access to HE Diploma in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy.

 

Personal statement

Personal statements are read but not scored. Personal statements may be taken into account when considering borderline applications holistically.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

A flexible view of work experience is taken in line with the published MSC guidelines. Healthcare-related work experience is encouraged although we recognise it can be difficult to obtain and it is not mandatory. An understanding of the reality of medicine as a career and having appropriate life experience along with personal qualities are all assessed at interview.

Widening participation

Contextual admissions

This course offers contextual admissions. If you meet our contextual data criteria and make Hull York Medical School your firm choice, we will make an offer of AAB at A Level. See website for details.

Imperial College London School of Medicine

MBBS/BSc Medicine (A100)

6 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

Completion of BSc degree 2:1.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Minimum AAA at A level including Chemistry and Biology plus a third subject.   Please note that the standard offer is likely to be A*AA with the A* in either Chemistry or Biology. 

AAA grades in Advanced Highers including Chemistry and Biology and one Science or Maths subject and one additional subject at Scottish Higher. 

 

International Baccalaureate

Minimum 38 points overall including 6 in Biology and Chemistry at Higher level. Grade 5 in Standard level English is required. Please note that the standard offer is likely to be 39 points overall including 7 and 6 in Biology and Chemistry at Higher level.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Minimum of GCSE grade B in English Language or equivalent qualification. There is no longer any other GCSE or Scottish Nationals requirement.

Personal statement

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

Admissions test

BMAT

Interview method

Multiple Mini Interviews

Work experience

Work experience is favoured. During the Covid-19 pandemic, alternative work experiences (i.e. online) will also be considered.

Widening participation

A contextual offer of AAA rather than A*AA may be available.  See website for details. 

Widening participation candidates are flagged at application stage and this may be a factor at short-listing stage. The medical school is involved in the Pathways to Medicine scheme, and runs a Medical School Council Summer School.

Contextual admissions

This course offers contextual admissions. See website for details.

Keele University School of Medicine

MB ChB Medicine (A100)

5 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

2:1 in any degree subject, with a minimum of BBB at A level to include biology or chemistry plus a second from the list below. Must hold GCSEs at grade 6/B or above in mathematics, English language and combined science or three separate sciences.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

 

AAA at A level to include chemistry or biology plus one from the following list: biology, chemistry, economics, maths/further maths/statistics, physics, psychology. Only one subject from maths/further maths/statistics will be considered. Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at A is accepted in place of a third A-Level. Grades of AAB are accepted with an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at A or A*.

Scottish Highers: AAAAB to include chemistry or biology plus a second science (biology, chemistry, maths, physics), achieved before applying; Advanced Higher minimum of AB to include two sciences; any additional Advanced Highers to be passed at a minimum of B.

 

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Minimum of five GCSEs at grade 7/A. Minimum of 6/B in English language, maths and sciences (combined; biology, chemistry and physics; IGCSE co-ordinated). Single-award science (e.g. IGCSE combined) or applied science not accepted.

International Baccalaureate

35 points from six subjects to include chemistry or biology plus a second science (biology, chemistry, maths analysis & approaches, maths application & interpretation, physics) at Higher Level. Expected scores are Higher Level 6,6,6 Standard Level 6,6,5. Requirements may be adjusted if the extended essay is passed at grade A, however no subject grade below 5 will be accepted. Please see web pages for details.

Personal statement

The UCAS personal statement may be referred to in one multiple mini-interview (MMI) station.

Admissions test

UCAT (home applicants). BMAT (international applicants). GAMSAT (graduate applicants not meeting A-Level/science GCSE requirements; must also sit UCAT or BMAT, as appropriate).

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews (MMIs). If Covid-19 restrictions continue to prevent travel or require social distancing, online interviews may replace MMIs.

Work experience

Home applicants are selected for interview on the basis of a roles & responsibilities (R+R) form, which should include details of experiences involving direct engagement with people in one or more caring, assistive or supportive role(s). See web pages for further details.

Widening participation

Keele operates a local widening-participation programme (Steps2Medicine) as part of the UKWPMED scheme. Applicants who are completing a UKWPMED programme are eligible for automatic interview and a reduced-grade offer. See website for details.

Access to HE Diplomas

Access to HE: any Access diploma accredited as conforming to the QAA subject descriptor for medicine. 

Contextual admissions

This course offers contextual admissions. See website for details.

Kent and Medway Medical School

Medicine BMBS (A100)

5 years

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

2:1 Honours or above in biomedical science, professions allied to medicine or psychology (BPS accredited) only.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

A levels AAB, in three subjects to include Biology and/or Chemistry, another science if both not offered (can include Physics, Maths, Psychology, Computing), and any other third subject.

See KMMS Entry Requirements for Scottish Advanced Highers equivalent.

International Baccalaureate

34 points with minimum grade 6 in Biology and/or Chemistry, and another science if both not offered (can include physics, maths, psychology, computing). KMMS does not accept the IBCP.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

Five GCSEs at grades 9-6 in Maths, English Language and 2-3 sciences (double science accepted).

Access to HE Diplomas

KMMS does accept Access to Higher Education (Medicine) diploma applicants, from courses that are provided by QAA accredited providers.

Personal statement

Personal statements of borderline applicants are considered at each stage (minimum qualifications, UCAT cutoff, contextualisation and offer after interview) in order to promote applicants who demonstrate exceptional achievement or exceptional circumstances to the next stage.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews, including a group activity station.

Work experience

Work experience is considered within the personal statement.

Widening participation

KMMS has pioneered a "contextualise everyone" method for school leaver applicants. This considers every applicant's GCSE or A level attainment in comparison to their school average attainment. See website for details.

Contextual admissions

KMMS has pioneered a "contextualise everyone" method for school leaver applicants. This considers every applicant's GCSE or A level attainment in comparison to their school average attainment, which has been shown to have a remarkable effect on widening participation. Therefore, unlike other widening participation/contextual admissions schemes, KMMS does not identify particular students for a category of preferential treatment, with the exception of applicants from partner schools, who if they pass all stages of selection, are eligible for a discounted (ABB or BBB) offer after interview. See website for details.

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

Bioscience graduates will be considered with minimum 2:1 (upper second class honours) undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in a Biosciences subject.  All other graduates will be considered with minimum 2:1 AND grades AA at A-Level in both Biology and Chemistry (or international equivalent).

A Levels and Scottish Highers

A levels at A*AA, including Biology and Chemistry. Applicants taking linear A levels in England will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects. A levels in General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted.

 

International Baccalaureate

A total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 766 including Chemistry and Biology. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

 

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

GCSEs: Grade 6/B in both English Language and Mathematics required.

 

Access to HE Diplomas

QAA Access to Medicine/Dentistry HE Diploma taken at a UK Further Education College full time over one year may be considered. Of the 45 Level 3 credits, 39 credits must be from units at Distinction with the remaining 6 Level 3 credits at Merit.

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.