Entry requirements for UK medical schools - 2021 entry

 
Entry requirements for UK medical schools - 2021 entry
Entry requirements for UK medical schools
                               2021 entry
“Around the UK there are students who would make brilliant
doctors but who feel in the dark about what they need in order to
apply. Some of these students may never have considered their
talent for medicine, while others have had encouragement from
family or teachers.
“Medical schools want to find the best candidates and believe they
can come from any background. With a resource like this, we hope
that a major part of the process – admissions criteria – can become
clearer for everyone.”
Paul Garrud
Honorary Associate Professor, University of Nottingham
Chair, Medical Schools Council Selection Alliance
Contents
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                                    Welcome			                            6
                                    Course types			                       7
                                    Admissions tests			                   8
                                    About Access courses		                9
                                    Understanding the course tables      10

                                    Standard Entry Medicine
                                    University of Aberdeen			            12
                                    Anglia Ruskin University			          13
                                    Aston University 			                 14
                                    University of Birmingham		           15
                                    Brighton and Sussex Medical School   16
                                    University of Bristol 			            17
                                    University of Buckingham			          18
                                    University of Cambridge			           19
                                    Cardiff University 				              20
                                    University of Dundee			              21
                                    Edge Hill University 					           22
                                    University of East Anglia			         23
                                    University of Edinburgh		            24
                                    University of Exeter 		              25
                                    University of Glasgow			             26
                                    Hull York Medical School		           27
                                    Imperial College London			           28

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Keele University				                29
                                    Kent and Medway Medical School      30
                                    King’s College London		             31
                                    Lancaster University			             32
                                    University of Leeds			              33
                                    University of Leicester		           34
                                    Lincoln Medical School              35
                                    University of Liverpool 			         36
                                    University of Manchester		          37
                                    Newcastle University			             38
                                    University of Nottingham		          39
                                    University of Oxford			             40
                                    Plymouth University			              41
                                    Queen Mary University of London     42
                                    Queen’s University Belfast		        43
                                    University of Sheffield			          44
                                    University of Southampton		         45
                                    University of St Andrews			         46
                                    St George’s, University of London   47
                                    University of Sunderland            48
                                    University College London		         49
                                    University of Central Lancashire    50

                                    Graduate Entry Medicine
                                    University of Birmingham            52
                                    University of Cambridge			          53
                                    Cardiff University			               54

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King’s College London			                            55
                                    University of Liverpool		                           56
                                    Newcastle University		                              57
                                    University of Nottingham		                          58
                                    University of Oxford		                              59
                                    Queen Mary University of London                     60
                                    University of Sheffield		                           61
                                    University of Southampton                           62
                                    University of St Andrews and University of Dundee
                                    (ScotGEM)                                           63
                                    St George’s, University of London                   64
                                    Swansea University		                                65
                                    University of Warwick		                             66

                                    Medicine with a Preliminary
                                    Year
                                    Cardiff University				                              68
                                    University of Manchester 		                         69

                                    Medicine with a Gateway Year
                                    University of Aberdeen			                           71
                                    University of Bristol			                            72
                                    University of Bradford			                           73
                                    University of Dundee			                             74
                                    Edge Hill University			                             75
                                    University of East Anglia			                        76
                                    University of Glasgow			                            77
                                    Hull York Medical School		                          78
                                    King’s College London			                            79
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Lancaster University			       80
                                    University of Leeds			        81
                                    University of Leicester			    82
                                    Lincoln Medical School        83
                                    University of Liverpool			    84
                                    University of Nottingham			   85
                                    Plymouth University 		        86
                                    University of Southampton		   87
                                    University of St Andrews 		   88

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Welcome
                                       This guide contains information on entry requirements
                                       for all of the UK’s bachelor’s degrees in medicine. It was
                                       created by the Medical Schools Council and is updated
                                       yearly from information passed directly from the
                                       medical schools.

                                       The purpose of the guide is to act as a point of
 Did you know...                       reference and easy comparison for entry requirements.
                                       It cannot contain the full details of each medical school’s
                                       requirements, so seeking confirmation and additional
                                       information on individual medical school’s websites is
                                       essential.
 All the information in this booklet
 is available as an interactive        Diversity and widening participation
 webpage so you can search by
 your chosen criteria and make         This guide will be useful to all who are considering an
 easy comparisons.                     application to study medicine. It was, however, created
                                       with particular focus on widening participation. This
                                       term refers to initiatives which provide opportunities for
                                       those who would make excellent doctors but who face
                                       barriers due to their educational and/or socioeconomic
                                       circumstances.

                                       The Medical Schools Council believes that an applicant’s
                                       chance of entering a medical degree programme
                                       should be dictated by factors such as academic ability,
    “I’ve had to overcome              motivation and conscientiousness. Factors like wealth or
 some major adversities                cultural background should not present any barrier to
        in life in order to be         studying medicine. Removing barriers will help to build
          where I am today.            a medical profession which is diverse, highly capable
      Although the grades              and represents the communities it serves.
       I achieved at A level
  wouldn’t typically have              Part of this is to present entry requirements information
      been sufficient to be            in the clearest way. This is of particular benefit to
considered for medicine,               students who are without good careers guidance. It will
  I’m extremely happy to               also help careers advisers ensure that their knowledge is
      have been given the              correct and up to date.
                 opportunity.”
                                       Collating and publishing this information is part of the
     Zephanai Braithwaite              medical schools’ response to the demand for clear
             Year 0 student            and accessible entry requirements for medicine, as
University of Southampton              recommended in the Final Report of the Selecting for
                                       Excellence project.
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Course types
                                    Standard Entry Medicine
                                    This is usually five years long, but in some institutions it
                                    is six. It can have different abbreviations, such as MBBS
                                    or MBChB, but all result in the bachelor’s degree in
                                    medicine.

                                    Graduate Entry Medicine
                                    This is open to application from those who already
                                    have a bachelor’s degree. Many universities accept a
                                    degree in any subject, but some require the previous
                                    degree to be science- or health-related. It is a four-
                                    year accelerated degree in most cases, but in some
                                    universities it is a five-year course. It is also known as
                                    the Graduate Entry Programme.

                                    Medicine with a Preliminary Year
                   Note →           This course takes the form of a five-year Standard Entry
                                    Medicine with an additional year at the start, making a
   Sometimes this course is         six-year course.
 called a ‘foundation year’.
  It should not be confused         This course is designed for those who achieved highly at
         with the Foundation        A level, or equivalent, but who did not take the required
   Programme, which is the          science subjects. This extra year gives students the
 period of practical training       necessary science training to catch up. It is not a means
      taken after graduation.       of boosting the grades of those who do not meet the
                                    entry requirements of Standard Entry Medicine.

                                    Medicine with a Gateway Year
                   Note →           These medical degrees are designed for those who are
                                    of high ability but who may be coming from situations
  These courses have been           where they have had barriers to their learning.
   designed specifically for
     widening participation,        The courses can take this into account in different
 but many of the Standard           ways, for instance by using ‘adjusted criteria’ to change
Entry Medicine courses use          the entry requirements for applicants from low-
  similar methods. See the          participation areas. Often these are six-year courses,
    'widening participation'        with the first year being a foundation year. Some
          box in each entry.        schools offer a stand alone foundation year, which
                                    allows progression on to a standard medicine course.
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Admissions tests
                                    Nearly all medical degrees use an admissions test
                                    as part of their entry requirements. There are
                                    three admissions tests. Applicants may sit different
                                    combinations of these tests according to the medical
                                    schools they intend to include in their application.

                                    UCAT
                                    Applicants must register for the UCAT between May
                                    and late September. After the UCAS deadline, results
                                    are sent directly to the medical schools to which the
                                    applicant has applied. Thirty medical schools use the
                                    UCAT. Covid-19 has affected how UCAT is delivered.
                                    You must visit the website to confirm deadlines.

                                    UCAT also administers the Situational Judgement Test
                                    for Admission to Clinical Education (SJTace) which is an
                                    admissions test used for entry to the Scottish Graduate
                                    Entry Medical Programme (ScotGEM).

                                    BMAT
                                    There are usually two BMAT test dates per year. The
                                    first is in early September and applicants must register
                                    for this by early August. The second is in late October or
                                    early November and students should aim to register for
                                    this by the end of September, but late registrations are
                                    possible until the UCAS application deadline. The scores
                                    of those in the second sitting are sent directly to the
                                    medical schools to which they have have applied. Seven
                                    medical schools use the BMAT. Covid-19 has affected
                                    how BMAT is delivered. You must visit the website to
                                    confirm deadlines.

                                    GAMSAT
                                    This test is used for a number of the Graduate Entry
                                    Medicine courses. It is also used for graduate applicants
                                    to a small number of Standard Entry Medicine courses.
                                    Applicant must register for and sit the GAMSAT before
                                    making the UCAS application. Seven medical schools
                                    use the GAMSAT. Covid-19 has affected how GAMSAT
                                    is delivered. You must visit the website to confirm
                                    deadlines.
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About Access courses
                                         In medicine, Access courses are run by further
                                         education colleges and not by universities. This means
                                         there are many different Access courses on offer. Often
                                         they are designed for mature learners who may not
                                         have A levels or equivalent. As is the case for Medicine
                                         with a Preliminary Year, Access courses are not a
                                         substitute for poor performance at A level.

                                         If you are thinking about applying for a specific Access
                                         course, it will be useful to first check some things with
                                         medical schools and with the institution offering the
                                         Access course so you can feel comfortable with your
                                         decision.

                                         Questions for medical schools
                                         • Do you accept the qualification offered by this Access
                                           course as part of your entry requirements?

                                         • If so, have you previously admitted students who
                                           have been on this course?

                                         Questions for the Access course
                                         provider
                                         • Have students who have taken the Access course
                                           gone on to study medicine?

                                         • If so, how many, and which medical schools did they
                                           go to?

 Useful links

 Guidance on relevant experience for   Statement on the core values and      MSC Interview Prep website
 applying to medical school            attributes needed to study medicine

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Understanding the course tables

                                                       Home/European Economic Area                        International

    Number of applicants per interview
                                                                                            1
    Number of applicants per place

                                                                                    Use in selection
                  Predicted A levels/Scottish
    Application

                  Highers
                                                                                            2
                  GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

                  International Baccalaureate

                  Personal statement                                                        3

                  Admissions test                                                           4
    Interview

                  Interview method                                                          5

                  Work experience                                                           6

    Widening participation                                                                  7

1         The numbers here are called ‘competition ratios’. They state the number of applicants per interview and the number
          of applicants per place on the course. Where the ratio is not known, it is marked with ‘–’.

2         These are the minimum entry requirements which must be met for the application to proceed. It is at the following
          stages, such as interview, where medical schools really start to differentiate the applicants.

3         This will tell you how the personal statement is used. Most medical schools do not score the personal statement (but
          may still read it for background information). Some do score the personal statement.

4         This states the admissions test used by the medical school. See the previous page for more on these.

5         Interviews can take different forms, such as a single panel interview, or a series of short interviews called a ‘multiple
          mini-interview’. Different styles can focus on different attributes in the candidate.

6         Medical schools may specify what kind of experience they are looking for. Remember: it is not a checklist. The key
          is the way in which an applicant discusses their experiences in the interview, not the places where they have gained
          them. For instance, if asked to provide an example of working with other people, having had a part-time job can be
          just as valuable for answering this as having shadowed a doctor. See the Work experience guidelines for applicants to
          medicine for more on this.

7         This box contains any information which relates to widening participation. This can take many forms, from stating
          particular colleges that the medical school works with, to describing how the grade threshold may be lowered
          according to factors in the applicant’s circumstances.

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Standard Entry
                                    Medicine
                                    This course type is usually five years long, but in some
                                    institutions it is six. It can have different abbreviations,
                                    such as MBBS or MBChB, but all result in a bachelor’s
                                    degree in medicine.

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University of Aberdeen Medical School
MB ChB Medicine (A100)
5 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                    International (non-EEA)

Number of applicants per interview                           1.72                                      2.19

Number of applicants per place                               9.68                                      17.5

                                                                           Use in selection

              Degree qualifications (for     A minimum of 2.1 in an undergraduate degree will enable application with
Application

              graduate applicants)           a Chemistry grade B in SQA Higher or A level.

                                             AAA at A level including Chemistry and one from Biology/ Human Biology,
                                             Maths or Physics achieved at same time.
              Predicted A levels/Scottish    AAAAB at SQA Higher level including Chemistry and two from Human
              Highers                        Biology/Biology, maths or Physics and two further Highers in most subjects.

                                             S6: Three full academic courses in Advanced Highers or a mix of two
                                             Advanced Highers and one new Higher at BBB grade.

                                             GCSE Grade 5 in English and Maths and combination of grades 6–9
                                             especially in science subjects.
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals
                                             SQA National 5 English and Maths at grade B and a combination of grades
                                             A and B passes, especially in science subjects.
                                             36 points. Three subjects achieved at higher level at grade 6 or above
              International Baccalaureate    including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Maths. Three
                                             appropriate subjects at standard level with average grade 6.
                                             Personal Statement is reviewed prior to interview for evidence of
              Personal statement             preparation for medicine. The personal statement is not scored but is
                                             assessed at interview.
              Admissions test                UCAT
Interview

              Interview method               Multiple mini-Interviews

                                             A range of experience in primary care or a hospital. Voluntary work in care
              Work experience                homes, hospices or special needs schools.

                                             Work experience form completed and returned at interview.

                                             AAAB for Scottish widening participation applicants, and guaranteed
                                             interview should applicant meet minimum academic requirements and
Widening participation                       achieve UCAT score within top 75% of all Aberdeen applicant scores.

                                             Widening participation criteria are SIMD20 postcode or attends a Reach
                                             school or is Care experienced. See website for details.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: University of Aberdeen Medical School.

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Anglia Ruskin University School of Medicine
MB ChB Medicine (A100)
5 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                    International (non-EEA)

Number of applicants per interview                             2                                       N/A

Number of applicants per place                                12                                       N/A

                                                                           Use in selection

                                             Minimum 2.1 honours degree awarded within the last five years. The
Application

              Degree qualifications (for
                                             degree must be in a biological, Biomedical, Chemistry or health science
              graduate applicants)
                                             subject.
                                             AAA at A level taken within two academic years prior to the time of
                                             application, to include Chemistry or Biology and one of either Biology,
              Predicted A levels/Scottish    Chemistry, Maths or Physics.
              Highers                        AAB from Scottish Advanced Highers with grades AA to come from Biology
                                             and/or Chemistry and another science subject. AAAAA at Higher Grade
                                             including Biology and/or Chemistry and another science subject.
                                             A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grades 9-6 (A*-B) or equivalent required
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals
                                             including Maths, English Language and two science subjects.
                                             A minimum of 36 points is accepted. 6,6,6 at Higher Level in Biology and/or
              International Baccalaureate
                                             Chemistry plus one other science subject.
                                             The personal statement is not taken into consideration when shortlisting
              Personal statement             for interview, but candidates who are invited to interview can expect to be
                                             asked about their personal statement at that stage.
              Admissions test                UCAT

              Interview method               Multiple mini-interviews

                                             Work experience is not taken into consideration when shortlisting for
              Work experience                interview, but candidates who are invited to interview can expect to be
                                             asked about their work experience at that stage.

                                             Depending on the circumstances, applicants eligible for the Widening
Widening participation                       Access Scheme may be offered a lower conditional offer at A level of ABB.
                                             See website for details.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: Anglia Ruskin University Medical School.

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Aston University Medical School
MB ChB Medicine (A100)
5 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                    International (non-EEA)

Number of applicants per interview                            2.9                                      2.5

Number of applicants per place                               10.6                                      10.4

                                                                           Use in selection
                                             For graduate applicants, a minimum of a 2:1 in any discipline, plus three A
Application

              Degree qualifications (for     Levels at grades ABB, to include Chemistry and Biology, with either at grade
              graduate applicants)           A or equivalent international qualification. GCSE requirements must also be
                                             met.

              Predicted A levels/Scottish    AAA-AAB at A Level which must include Chemistry and Biology (including
              Highers                        passing the practical elements).

                                             Normally applicants are required to have a minimum of five grade 6 (B)
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals       at GCSEs, or equivalent for international qualifications, including Maths,
                                             English Language, Chemistry, Biology or Double Science.

                                             35 overall. 6,6,5 in three subjects which must include Chemistry (HL6) and
              International Baccalaureate
                                             Biology (HL6).

                                             We read all personal statements and references. We do not score the
              Personal statement             personal statement but this may be taken into consideration for applicants
                                             who are borderline.

              Admissions test                UCAT
Interview

              Interview method               Multiple mini-interviews

                                             We recognise that not everyone will be able to secure medical work
                                             experience, and that it is possible to get the same outlook, experience and
                                             qualities by doing work experience in a non-medical environment too. For
              Work experience
                                             example, working in a hospital shop will mean that you deal with all kinds
                                             of patients and people and allow you to develop your communication skills,
                                             teamwork skills, following instructions, and leadership skills.

                                             We aim to offer up to 40% of our UK/EU places each year to students who
                                             meet specified widening participation criteria; preference will be given to
Widening participation                       our local students including those who are on the Sir Doug Ellis Pathway to
                                             Healthcare Programme.

                                             See website for details.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: Aston University Medical School.

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University of Birmingham Medical School
MB ChB Medicine and Surgery (A100)
5 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                        International

Number of applicants per interview                            2.2                                      4.5

Number of applicants per place                                8.3                                      18.1

                                                                            Use in selection

              Degree qualifications (for     Applicants with a 2:1 in any subject and have achieved ABB at A level
Application

              graduate applicants)           (Chemistry and Biology) are ranked by total UCAT score.

              Predicted A levels/Scottish    AAA at A level including Biology and Chemistry.
              Highers                        AA at Advanced Higher including Biology and Chemistry.
                                             Minimum of grade B in science, English and Maths.

                                             Home applicants: An application score is calculated based on GCSE and
                                             UCAT results as well as contextual factors. A total of seven GCSE results are
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals       scored, including English, maths and science. The contextual element is
                                             described below.

                                             The website calculator allows prospective applicants to receive feedback on
                                             the likelihood of success based on the academic factors used in selection.
                                             6,6,6 at Higher Level (including Biology and Chemistry; must be predicted
              International Baccalaureate
                                             6,6,5) plus total points score of 32.
                                             Personal statement is not scored. It is expected that the statement provides
              Personal statement
                                             evidence of commitment to study medicine.
                                             UCAT. For home applicants, a score is allocated based on ranking the total
                                             of the scores for the four subtests. For international applicants, we rank
              Admissions test
                                             the total score in order to define a threshold. The result for the Situational
                                             Judgment Test contributes to the scoring at the interview stage.

              Interview method               Multiple mini-interviews
                                             Work experience does not factor into the process of selection for interview.
              Work experience                The understanding gained from work experience will be invaluable in
                                             enabling applicants to address the issues presented to them at interview.

                                             We recruit medicine students via a number of outreach schemes: Pathways
                                             to Birmingham. Birmingham also participates in the UKWPMED scheme.

                                             Contextual data is taken into account when selecting home applicants for
Widening participation                       interview. We define a contextual school using performance data at GCSE
                                             and A level. We combine this with POLAR data to generate a contextual
                                             score, which is an element of our algorithm for calculating an application
                                             score. See website for details.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: University of Birmingham Medical School.

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Brighton and Sussex Medical School
BMBS Medicine (A100)
5 years
                                                Home/European Economic Area                     International

Number of applicants per interview                             –                                      –

Number of applicants per place                                 –                                      –

                                                                           Use in selection
Application

              Degree qualifications (for
                                            2:1 in a science subject with sufficienct Biology and Chemistry.
              graduate applicants)

              Predicted A levels/Scottish
                                            AAA at A level including Biology and Chemistry.
              Highers
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals      GCSE Maths and English at grade 6 (B), or grade 5 (C) for WP applicants.

              International Baccalaureate   36 points including Biology and Chemistry at Higher level at grade 6.

              Personal statement            Personal statement is not used in any part of selection process.

              Admissions test               BMAT
Interview

              Interview method              Multiple-mini interviews

                                            Applicants need an insight into medicine and the role of the doctor, this
              Work experience
                                            may come from work experience.

                                            BSMS has a number of WP activities -

                                            •    BrightMed

                                            •    BrightIdeas

                                            •    Virtual work experience

Widening participation                      •    GP work experience

                                            BSMS aims to give 30% of its interviews and offer at least 50 places to
                                               applicants who meet WP criteria.

                                            Applicants who meet WC criteria will receive an offer of AAB at A level (35
                                               points IB) along with GCSE maths and English at grade 5 (C).

                                            See website for details.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course
  itself, see its webpage: Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

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University of Bristol Medical School
MB ChB Medicine (A100)
5 years
                                                Home/European Economic Area                        International

 Number of applicants per interview                            –                                         –

 Number of applicants per place                                –                                         –

                                                                            Use in selection
Application

              Degree qualifications (for     2:1 degree plus ABB at A level including A in Chemistry and B in either
              graduate applicants)           Biology, Physics or Maths.

                                             AAA at A level including in Chemistry and either Biology, Physics or Maths.
              Predicted A levels/Scottish
              Highers                        AA at Advanced Higher in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Maths
                                             and Standard Higher: AAAAB
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals       Minimum of grade A in Maths and grade C in English Language.
                                             36 points overall with 18 at Higher level, including 6,6 at Higher level in
              International Baccalaureate
                                             Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Maths.
                                             This is not assessed, but may be used to differentiate between applicants
              Personal statement
                                             who have achieved the same UCAT score.
              Admissions test                UCAT
Interview

              Interview method               Multiple mini-interviews

              Work experience                This will be discussed during interview

                                             Some applicants are eligible for a lower contextual offer of ABB/AAC
 Widening participation                      including A in Chemistry and A/B in one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
                                             Eligibility criteria is detailed here.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: University of Bristol Medical School.

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University of Buckingham Medical School
MB ChB Medicine (71A8)
4.5 years
                                                  Home/European Economic Area                    International (non-EEA)

Number of applicants per interview                                –                                        –

Number of applicants per place                                    –                                        –

                                                                              Use in selection
Application

                                                For applicants offering a degree – they should have a Bachelor degree
              Degree qualifications (graduate
                                                in a subject cognate to Medicine, and have or be predicted a minimum
              applicants only)
                                                classification of 2.1.

                                                AAB at A level including Chemistry and Biology.
              Predicted A levels/Scottish
                                                BBB at Advanced Highers to include Chemistry and Biology.
              Highers
                                                AAABB at Highers at S5 level with 3.

              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals          No specific requirements.

                                                A minimum of 34 points overall, to include 3 Higher Level subjects. Must
              International Baccalaureate       achieve at least HL6 in Biology and Chemistry (please note the overall
                                                points score does not include your theory of knowledge or extended essay).
                                                The medical school may consider all the information provided within
                                                a candidates application including academic qualifications, personal
              Personal statement
                                                statement and references before a final decision is made to interview or
                                                offer a place on the course.

              Admissions test                   None.
Interview

              Interview method                  Multiple mini-interviews

              Work experience                   Not considered.

                                                The University of Buckingham is a not-for-profit educational charity that
                                                receives no government subsidies. More information on fees.
Additional information
                                                Please note the application deadline for this course is 31 August of each
                                                year. This course is 4.5 years and with the term start in January 2021.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: University of Buckingham Medical School.

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University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
MB BChir Medicine (A100)
6 years
                                                Home/European Economic Area                        International

 Number of applicants per interview                             –                                        –

 Number of applicants per place                                 6                                       17

                                                                             Use in selection
                                              Typical offers are A*A*A at A level, or A1A1A2 in Scottish Advanced Highers.
Application

                                              On entry, applicants must have A level passes in Chemistry and at least one
              Predicted A levels/Scottish     of Biology, Physics, Maths (two required by some colleges).
              Highers
                                              Please note that the success rate for students offering three or more
                                              Science/Maths A levels has often been higher than for those without.
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals        No specific requirements.
                                              40–42 points, with 7,7,6 at Higher Level. On entry, applicants must have
              International Baccalaureate     Higher Chemistry and at least one of Higher Biology, Physics, Maths (two
                                              required by some colleges).
              Personal statement              Personal statement is reviewed prior to interview but not scored.

              Admissions test                 BMAT
Interview

                                              Panel interview/s (usually two interviews lasting 25–30 minutes at one
              Interview method
                                              college).

                                              To develop understanding of what a career in medicine involves and
                                              suitability for your intended profession, candidates are strongly advised
                                              (though not required) to undertake some relevant work experience (either
              Work experience
                                              paid or voluntary) in a health or related area. The medical school is not
                                              prescriptive about how this is obtained and recognises the widely differing
                                              opportunities available.

                                              Contextual data is considered within the admissions process; relevant
                                              applications receive contextual flags based on individual, socio-economic
                                              and educational disadvantage. This information is fully considered as part
 Widening participation                       of a holistic admissions process to aid in the fair assessment of applicants,
                                              but does not result in systematic lower grade offers.

                                              The university delivers a Medicine Summer School with the Sutton Trust,
                                              alongside a number of other subject-specific outreach interventions.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn about the course itself, see its
  webpage: University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

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Cardiff University School of Medicine
MB BCh Medicine (A100)
5 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                        International

 Number of applicants per interview                           1.9                                       6

 Number of applicants per place                               9.1                                     19.2

                                                                            Use in selection
                                             AAA at A level which should include Chemistry and Biology. The Welsh
Application

              Predicted A levels/Scottish
                                             Baccalaureate is accepted in the place of a third A level. General Studies,
              Highers
                                             Critical Thinking and Further Maths are not accepted.
                                             Either grades 6,6 (BB) in Science and Additional Science or grades 6,6 (BB)
                                             in both Chemistry and Biology if taken as single sciences. Grade 6 (B) is
              GCSEs                          required in Maths and English Language. If Welsh Language is offered, it
                                             must also be supplemented with English Language at a minimum of a grade
                                             6 (B).
                                             IB Diploma with a minimum overall score of 36 and 766 in 3 Higher level
                                             subjects. Must include grade 6 in HL Biology or Chemistry AND grade 6 in
              International Baccalaureate    one other HL science from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, or
                                             Statistics. Must also include grade 7 in SL Biology or Chemistry if not taken
                                             at HL. All offers exclude Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay.
                                             Evidence is sought for insight into a career in medicine, experience and
                                             reflection of personal responsibility, experience and reflection in a caring
              Personal statement
                                             environment, a balanced approach to life, self-directed learning and a sense
                                             of social awareness, in addition to positive referee's comments.
              Admissions test                UCAT (GAMSAT for graduates)
Interview

              Interview method               Multiple mini-interviews

                                             The university recognises that opportunities for work experience will vary
                                             according to individual circumstances. Applicants are encouraged to show
              Work experience
                                             an appreciation of the length of the training programme and the career
                                             structure.

                                             The academic and non-academic attainment of a candidate will be
                                             reviewed against educational performance data and socio-economic
 Widening participation                      background to provide an overview of an applicant’s potential. The medical
                                             school will consider this information when deciding whether to call a
                                             candidate for interview. See website for details.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: Cardiff University School of Medicine.

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University of Dundee School of Medicine
MB ChB Medicine (A100)
5 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                       International

Number of applicants per interview                             –                                       –

Number of applicants per place                                 –                                       –

                                                                            Use in selection
              Degree qualifications (for     Minimum upper second class (2:1) Honours degree in a relevant life science
Application

              graduate applicants)           subject. This should be the first degree obtained.
                                             AAA grades at A level, to include Chemistry and another science, achieved
                                             in one sitting.
              Predicted A levels/Scottish
              Highers                        A minimum group of AAAAB grades at SQA Higher level including Chemistry
                                             and another science subject, all to be obtained at the same sitting. Biology
                                             is required to at least Standard grade.
                                             Minimum of eight subjects, at grade B or higher to include Biology, Maths,
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals
                                             English.
                                             Minimum total of 37 points, to include 6,6,6 at Higher level. Subjects at
                                             Higher level should include Chemistry and another science (from biology,
              International Baccalaureate
                                             physics or mathematics). Plus three subjects at Standard level with average
                                             of grade 6, to include Biology at least to Standard level 6.
              Personal statement             Personal statement is reviewed prior to interview but not scored.

              Admissions test                UCAT
Interview

              Interview method               Multiple mini-interviews

                                             If applicant invited to interview, work experience is discussed in personal
              Work experience
                                             statement multiple mini-interview station.

Widening participation                       Taken into account pre-interview. See website for details.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: University of Dundee School of Medicine.

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Edge Hill University Medical School
MB ChB Medicine (A100)
5 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                        International

 Number of applicants per interview                           1.5                                      N/A

 Number of applicants per place                               16.8                                     N/A

                                                                            Use in selection
                                             2:1 in a science-related a science-related degree, including Psychology,
Application

                                             which has been awarded in the two years prior to application. If graduated
                                             prior to this but have undertaken postgraduate study in the past two years,
              Degree qualifications (for     applicants are also encouraged to apply.
              graduate applicants)
                                             Graduates must have grades ABB at A level including Biology and Chemistry,
                                             at least one of which must be at grade A with the other at minimum grade
                                             B, as well as one other subject.
                                             AAA at A level, including Biology and Chemistry, with passes in the
                                             practical elements of both subjects, and one other subject. While Biology
                                             and Chemistry are both required at grade A or above, where Grade A* is
              Predicted A levels/Scottish    achieved in either Biology or Chemistry (or both Biology and Chemistry),
              Highers                        the third A Level subject will be accepted at Grade B or above.

                                             Scottish Highers: Grades AAAAB including Biology, Chemistry and three
                                             other subjects. Advanced Highers: AAA in Biology, Chemistry and one other
                                             subject.
                                             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
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals       Maths are required. 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.
                                             36 points to include three subjects at Higher Level, with at 6,6,6 in Biology,
              International Baccalaureate    Chemistry and one other subject, plus three further subjects at standard
                                             level with a minimum of 5 points each.
                                             Personal statement and reference used to allow us to allow us to
              Personal statement
                                             distinguish between borderline applicants.
              Admissions test                UCAT
Interview

              Interview method               Multiple mini-interviews

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

                                              If you meet a certain Widening Participation (WP) Criterion this may be
 Widening participation
                                              used to compensate against your UCAT score.
  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: Edge Hill University Medical School.

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University of East Anglia, Norwich Medical School
MBBS Medicine (A100)
5 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                        International

 Number of applicants per interview                           1.4                                       4

 Number of applicants per place                               7.5                                       19

                                                                            Use in selection
                                             2:1 in any degree subject, with a minimum of BBB/ABC at A level in the
Application

              Degree qualifications (for
                                             first sitting. Must hold six GCSEs at grade 6 or grade B or above, including
              graduate applicants)
                                             Mathematics, English Language and either two single science subjects.
                                             AAA at A level including Biology/ Human Biology or Chemistry. General
                                             Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. Science A levels must
                                             include a pass in the practical element.

                                             Applicants taking longer than 2 years will normally be subject to our resit
                                             policy and expected to demonstrate a higher level of achievement by
              Predicted A levels/Scottish
                                             achieving an A*, reflecting the longer study period, as per our resit policy.
              Highers
                                             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.
                                             All applicants except for graduates must have a minimum of six GCSE (or
                                             EU/international equivalent) passes at grade 7 (A) to include Maths and
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals
                                             two Science subjects. GCSE English Language grade 6 (B) must also be
                                             achieved. GCSE short courses are not accepted. GCSE resits are accepted.
              International Baccalaureate    36 points overall with Higher Level 6,6,6 including Biology or Chemistry.
                                             Personal statement is not scored but a commitment to study medicine is
              Personal statement
                                             expected.
              Admissions test                UCAT
Interview

              Interview method               Multiple mini-interviews

                                             Work experience is considered at interview. We encourage students to
              Work experience                undertake people focused work experience and consider how this has
                                             informed their decision to study medicine.

                                             Students who attend UEAs medical aspirations programme and who meet
 Widening participation                      the academic requirements, are guaranteed an interview for the MB BS
                                             Medicine programme. See website for details.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: Norwich Medical School.

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University of Edinburgh Medical School
MB ChB Medicine (A100)
6 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                        International

 Number of applicants per interview                           N/A                                      N/A

 Number of applicants per place                                –                                         –

                                                                            Use in selection
                                             2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a Biology, Chemistry,
Application

              Degree qualifications (for     Mathematics, or Physics based subject. We will also consider applicants
              graduate applicants)           with a UK 2:1 honours degree in other subjects who have an SQA Higher, A
                                             Level, or equivalent, in Chemistry at B.
                                             AAA at A level including Chemistry and one of Biology/ Human Biology,
                                             Maths and Physics.

                                             BB at Advanced Higher in S6. AAAAB at Higher by the end of S5 including
              Predicted A levels/Scottish
                                             Chemistry and two of Biology/Human Biology, Maths or Physics.
              Highers
                                             The minimum entry requirements for widening access applicants are: SQA
                                             Highers: AAABB by end of S5 and CC at Advanced Higher. A Levels: AAB. IB:
                                             36 overall with 666 at HL.
                                             National 5s in Biology, Chemistry, English and Maths at grade B.

              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals       GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry, English, Maths at grade 6 (B). Double Award
                                             combined sciences or equivalent at grade 6,6 (BB) may replace GCSE grades
                                             in sciences.
                                             37 points with 7,6,6 at Higher Level including Chemistry and at least one
              International Baccalaureate
                                             other science subject.
                                             While it will not be formally assessed, it will play an important part in the
              Personal statement
                                             assessment day. See website for details.
              Admissions test                UCAT
Interview

              Interview method               Assessment Day

                                             We value quality of experience over quantity. We are looking for clear
                                             evidence of reflection on these experiences, showing us what personal
              Work experience
                                             lessons you took from them and using these to demonstrate an aptitude for
                                             medicine. This is drawn upon if invited to Assessment Day.

                                             Edinburgh Medical School considers a broad range of contextual factors
                                             in its selection process. Additional points are added for a range of
 Widening participation                      contextual indicators including: ACORN, SIMD, low progression school, care
                                             experienced or applying through a designated access pathway. See website
                                             for more details.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: University of Edinburgh Medical School.

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University of Exeter Medical School
BMBS Medicine (A100)
5 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                       International

 Number of applicants per interview                            2                                        6

 Number of applicants per place                               7.5                                       19

                                                                           Use in selection

                                             A Levels: AAA at A level including Biology and Chemistry
Application

              Predicted A levels/Scottish
              Highers                        AAA at Advanced Higher including Biology and Chemistry. AAAA at Scottish
                                             Higher.

              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals       Minimum GCSE grade 4 (C) in English Language and Maths.

              International Baccalaureate    36 points including 6,6 in Higher Level Biology and Chemistry.
                                             The personal statement is evaluated for details regarding mitigating
              Personal statement             circumstances. The statement is not ranked or scored as part of the
                                             selection process.
                                             For direct school leavers, the UCAT is required.
              Admissions test                For applicants with A levels (or equivalent) taken more than two full
                                             academic years previously, the GAMSAT is required.
Interview

              Interview method               Multiple mini-interviews

                                             We understand that it can be difficult to gain relevant work experience and
                                             so this is not considered as part of our entry requirements, although we do
              Work experience
                                             encourage applicants to have an understanding of the attributes and the
                                             responsibilities required to be a great doctor.

                                             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
 Widening participation                      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 more detail.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: University of Exeter Medical School.

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University of Glasgow School of Medicine
MB ChB Medicine (A100)
5 years
                                                  Home/European Economic Area                       International

 Number of applicants per interview                               3                                       –

 Number of applicants per place                                   9                                       10

                                                                              Use in selection
Application

              Degree qualifications (graduate   A minimum of 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant science degree, obtained
              applicants only)                  within seven years of the entry date.

                                                A level grades AAA including Chemistry and one of Maths, Physics or
                                                Biology. If Biology is not studied at A2 level, it must have been taken at AS
                                                level and a grade A is required. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Global
              Predicted A levels/Scottish       Perspectives & Research are not accepted.
              Highers                           AAAAA/AAAABB. S5 minimum and two Advanced Highers at AB and
                                                one Higher at B, or S5 minimum and three Advanced Highers at BBB.
                                                Higher Chemistry and Higher Biology/Human Biology AND either Higher
                                                Mathematics or Physics are required.
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals          GCSE English at Grade B (or Grade 6 or above).
                                                38 points including three Higher Level subjects at 6,6,6, including Chemistry
              International Baccalaureate
                                                and Biology.
                                                These can be reviewed for any prospective candidate but are not formally
              Personal statement
                                                scored
              Admissions test                   UCAT

              Interview method                  Two-panel interview (semi-structured)
Interview

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

 Widening participation                         See website for details.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: University of Glasgow School of Medicine.

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Hull York Medical School
MBBS Medicine (A100)
5 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                         International

 Number of applicants per interview                             2                                        3

 Number of applicants per place                                 7                                       16

                                             Use in selection
Application

              Degree qualifications (for     2:1 degree and A levels at BBB. 6 GCSEs Grade 9/A* - C/4. GCSE English
              graduate applicants)           Language grade 6/B. GCSE Maths grade 6/B.

                                             AAA at A level obtained in the first sitting, including Biology and Chemistry.
              Predicted A levels/Scottish    AAAAB at Higher Level, plus BBB at Advanced Higher Level, including
              Highers                        Biology and Chemistry *or* AAAAA at Higher Level, plus AA at Advanced
                                             Higher Level, including Biology and Chemistry.
                                             6 GCSEs Grade 9/A* - C/4. GCSE English Language grade 6/B. GCSE Maths
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals
                                             grade 6/B
                                             36 points. Applicants must have 6,6,5 in three Higher level subjects
              International Baccalaureate
                                             including Biology and Chemistry.
                                             Whilst we do not score personal statements, we read all of these and may
              Personal statement
                                             use them when making holistic decisions on borderline candidates.
              Admissions test                UCAT
Interview

              Interview method               Multiple mini-interviews

                                             We do not specify a work experience requirement, but applicants are
              Work experience                encouraged to reflect upon their work experience in their personal
                                             statement and responses to interview questions.

                                             Applicants who meet our Contextual Data markers receive additional points
                                             in the selection for interview and at interview. These applicants are also
                                             eligible for our Contextual Offer. See website for details.

 Widening participation                      Applicants who attend specified WP Residentials or listed WP programme
                                             and receive a UCAT result of Decile 3 or higher are eligible for a fast track to
                                             interview, additional points at interview and our Contextual Offer.

                                             See website for details.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: Hull York Medical School.

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Imperial College London School of Medicine
MBBS Medicine (A100)
6 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                        International

Number of applicants per interview                             2                                        4

Number of applicants per place                                 5                                        9

                                                                            Use in selection
                                             Minimum AAA at A level including Chemistry and Biology plus a third
Application

                                             subject. Please note that the standard offer is likely to be A*AA with the A*
              Predicted A levels/Scottish    in either Chemistry or Biology.
              Highers
                                             AAA grades in Advanced Highers including Chemistry and Biology and one
                                             Science or Maths subject and one additional subject at Scottish Higher.
                                             Minimum of GCSE grade B in English Language or equivalent qualification.
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals
                                             There is no longer any other GCSE or Scottish Nationals requirement
                                             Minimum 38 points overall including 6 in Biology and Chemistry at Higher
                                             level. Grade 5 in Standard level English is required.
              International Baccalaureate
                                             Please note that the standard offer is likely to be 39 points overall including
                                             7 and 6 in Biology and Chemistry at Higher level.
                                             Evidence of motivation to study medicine, understanding of medicine as a
              Personal statement             career, community activities, leadership qualities, ability to work in a team
                                             and general interests.
              Admissions test                BMAT
Interview

              Interview method               Multiple Mini Interviews

              Work experience                Work experience in a healthcare setting is strongly favoured.

                                             A contextual offer of AAA rather than A*AA may be available. The medical
                                             school is involved in the Pathways to Medicine scheme. See website for
                                             details.
Widening participation
                                             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.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: Imperial College London School of Medicine.

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Keele University School of Medicine
MB ChB Medicine (A100)
5 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                       International

 Number of applicants per interview                           2.5                                      7

 Number of applicants per place                               11                                      27

                                                                           Use in selection
                                             If the applicant has a 2:1 degree in any discipline then BBB at A level would
Application

              Degree qualifications (for
                                             be considered. Graduate applicants not meeting this requirement must
              graduate applicants)
                                             have taken the GAMSAT.
                                             A-Levels: AAA including either Biology or Chemistry plus another from
                                             Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Further Mathematics, Mathematics, Physics,
                                             Psychology, Statistics.
              Predicted A levels/Scottish    Scottish Highers: minimum of AAAAB, including Chemistry/Biology plus
              Highers                        a second science both at A, to be achieved by the end of S5. Advanced
                                             Highers: Minimum of AB from two subjects (both sciences) sat in S6 - any
                                             additional subject sat at Higher level in S6 must be achieved at grade B or
                                             higher.
                                             Minimum five GCSEs at grade 7 (A). English Language, Maths and Sciences
                                             must have been passed at a minimum of 6 (B).
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals       Minimum of five Scottish National 5 qualifications at grade A/1, with a
                                             minimum of grade B/2 required in English Language, Maths and any science
                                             not offered at Higher grade B or better.
                                             35 points from six academic subjects. Grades of 6,6,6 at Higher Level to
              International Baccalaureate    include biology or chemistry plus a second science and 6,6,5 at Standard
                                             Level usually required.

              Personal statement             Not assessed but may be used within an interview station.

                                             UCAT (Home applicants) BMAT (International applicants) GAMSAT
              Admissions test
                                             (International applicants).

              Interview method               Multiple mini-interviews plus numeracy assessment.
Interview

                                             Applicants are expected to have experience of direct engagement with
                                             people in need of any kind of care, support or help, and should have
              Work experience                taken on some responsibility appropriate to their age and environment.
                                             Experiences do not have to be gained in healthcare settings, and no credit
                                             will be given for observation (e.g. workplace shadowing).

                                             Students with specific indicators of educational and socio-economic
 Widening participation                      disadvantage may be eligible for adjustments to entry criteria. See website
                                             for details.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: Keele University School of Medicine.

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Kent and Medway Medical School
BM BS Medicine (A100)
5 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                       International

Number of applicants per interview                            5.2                                     3.6

Number of applicants per place                               15.4                                     4.8

                                                                           Use in selection
Application

              Predicted A levels/Scottish    AAB including Chemistry or Biology, plus one of Chemistry, Biology, Maths,
              Highers                        Psychology or Physics. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.

                                             Five subjects at 9–6 (A*–B) including English Language and Maths plus
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals
                                             Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Double Science and another subject.
                                             34 points including Biology or Chemistry at Higher Level 6 and one further
              International Baccalaureate    Higher Level subject in Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Psychology at
                                             grade 6.
                                             Personal statements are considered for all borderline applicants in order to
              Personal statement
                                             promote them into the group selected for interview.
              Admissions test                UCAT

              Interview method               Multiple mini-interviews
                                             Work experience is desirable, particularly in public-facing roles. KMMS
              Work experience                recognises it might be difficult to arrange medical sector experience, and
                                             gives equal weight to care sector and other public-facing experience.

                                             Apart from applicants from KMMS and parent universities' partner schools,
                                             KMMS does not define a group of students for special consideration. KMMS
Widening participation
                                             has developed a method of contextualising everyone relative to their
                                             educational background.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: Kent and Medway Medical School.

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King’s College London School of Medical Education
MBBS Medicine (A100)
5 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                         International

 Number of applicants per interview                            –                                         –

 Number of applicants per place                                –                                         –

                                                                             Use in selection
                                             Bioscience graduates will be considered with minimum 2:1 undergraduate
Application

              Predicted A levels/Scottish
                                             degree. All other graduates will be considered with minimum 2:1 AND
              Highers
                                             grades AA at A level in both Biology and Chemistry.
                                             A*AA at A level including Chemistry and Biology.

                                             AAA at Scottish Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including
              Predicted A levels/Scottish    grade A in Advanced Higher Chemistry and Biology (we do not count the
              Highers                        Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). If only one of Chemistry
                                             or Biology is offered at Advanced Higher, the other must be offered at
                                             Higher level at grade A.
                                             GCSEs: Grade 6/B in both English Language and Maths required.
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals       Scottish Nationals: English and Maths required at N5/Standard Credit grade
                                             1 or 2/ Intermediate 2, with grade B if not offered at Higher.
                                             A total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 766
              International Baccalaureate    including Chemistry and Biology. Note the total point score of 35 includes
                                             TOK/EE.
                                             Personal statements are used as part of the interview shortlisting process.
              Personal statement             We are not able to consider applicants whose personal statements are not
                                             focused on Medicine.
              Admissions test                UCAT
Interview

              Interview method               Multiple mini-interviews

                                             We would normally expect that applicants will have undertaken some
                                             voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or
              Work experience                observation in a medical clinical setting. It is important for applicants to
                                             have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional
                                             involves.

                                             We do take WP information into consideration when shortlisting for
 Widening participation                      interviews and making final decisions. General information about WP at KCL
                                             can be found here.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: King’s College London School of Medical Education.

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Lancaster University Medical School
MB ChB Medicine and Surgery (A100)
5 years
                                               Home/European Economic Area                        International

Number of applicants per interview                            3.8                                      8.1

Number of applicants per place                                6.5                                      40

                                                                            Use in selection
                                             If applicant has a 2:1 degree in a biological, biomedical or health science
Application

              Degree qualifications (for
                                             subject then A level grades of BBB will be considered; for any other degree
              graduate applicants)
                                             subject A level grades should be AAB including Biology and Chemistry.
                                             AAA at A level including two from Biology, Chemistry and Psychology.
                                             Applicants who fulfil two or more widening participation criteria, may be
              Predicted A levels/Scottish    considered for a contextual offer of ABB.
              Highers
                                             Scottish Highers: AAAAB at Scottish Highers plus AA in Advanced Highers in
                                             both Biology & Chemistry.
                                             GCSEs must include the following subjects at grade B/6: Core and
                                             Additional Science (or Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), English Language,
              GCSEs/Scottish Nationals
                                             and Mathematics. If Biology or Chemistry is not studied at A-level, then
                                             GCSE must be at least grade A/7.
                                             36 points overall with at least 6 in three Higher Level subjects including any
              International Baccalaureate    two of Biology, Chemistry and Psychology and 5 in three Standard Level
                                             subjects.
                                             The personal statement is not used as a stand alone part of our selection
              Personal statement
                                             process but may be used as part of the interview.
              Admissions test                BMAT
Interview

              Interview method               Multiple mini-interviews

                                             Specific work experience not required though applicants must showcase
                                             evidence of research into a career in medicine. Insight is more important
              Work experience
                                             and voluntary placements in hospices, residential homes etc, where there is
                                             interaction with vulnerable people, is just as valuable as shadowing doctors.

                                             Lancaster Medical School has a contextual offer scheme for applicants who
                                             meet two or more widening participation criteria. See website for details.
Widening participation
                                             We also run a range of activities, including a Summer School, to help
                                             widening participation students prepare to apply. See website for details.

  To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself,
  see its webpage: Lancaster University Medical School.

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