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Medical School requirements UK 2021 – GCSE, A-Levels, UCAT/BMAT

Medical School requirements UK 2021 – GCSE, A-Levels, UCAT/BMAT

Medical school requirements UK
Medical school requirements UK
Colette Tolley
2nd-year Medical Student at University of Oxford
July 16, 2021

So now you’re at the point where you are asking yourself one of the most important questions of your life so far – Which Medical School should I go to? While the location, proximity to the nearest pub, and the number of nearby art galleries are all valid things you can consider, the admission requirements are perhaps the most crucial aspect of this decision. Let’s have a look at Medical school requirements in the UK.

Every Medical School in the UK has different admission requirements, so let’s dive in and see what you need to do to secure a place at each Medical School in the UK.

PLEASE NOTE: This guide only tells you which admission exam you need to take. To understand how each Medical School uses the exam, as well as the minimum score necessary for admission to every Medical School, read this guide: UCAT Universities – What Medical Schools use UCAT and BMAT?

aberdeen university medicine requirements

University of Aberdeen – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: GCSE Grade 5 in English and Maths and combination of grades 6–9 especially in science subjects. SQA National 5 English and Maths at grade B and a combination of grades A and B passes, especially in science subjects.

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA at A level including Chemistry and one from Biology/ Human Biology, Maths or Physics achieved at same time. AAAAB at SQA Higher level including Chemistry and two from Human 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.

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: A range of experience in primary care or a hospital. Voluntary work in care
homes, hospices or special needs schools. Work experience form completed and returned at interview.

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Anglia Ruskin University – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grades 9-6 (A*-B) or equivalent required including Maths, English Language and two science subjects.

A-Levels or equivalent: 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, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. 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.

Admission exam: UCAT

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

aston medicine requirements

Aston University – Medicine Entry Requirements

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

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA-AAB at A Level which must include Chemistry and Biology (including passing the practical elements).

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: 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 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.

aston medicine requirements

University of Birmingham – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: 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 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 (can be found on the website)

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA at A level including Biology and Chemistry. AA at Advanced Higher including Biology and Chemistry.

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: Work experience does not factor into the process of selection for interview.
The understanding gained from work experience will be invaluable in enabling applicants to address the issues presented to them at interview.

aston medicine requirements

Brighton & Sussex Medical School – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: GCSE Maths and English at grade 6 (B), or grade 5 (C) for widening participation applicants.

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA at A level including Biology and Chemistry.

Admission exam: BMAT

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

bristol medicine requirements

University of Bristol – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: Minimum of grade A in Maths and grade C in English Language.

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA at A level including in Chemistry and either Biology, Physics or Maths.

AA at Advanced Higher in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Maths and Standard Higher: AAAAB

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: This will be discussed during interview.

buckingham university medicine requirements

University of Buckingham – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: No requirements

A-Levels or equivalent: AAB at A level including Chemistry and Biology. BBB at Advanced Highers to include Chemistry and Biology. AAABB at Highers at S5 level with 3.

Admission exam: No admission test

Work Experience: Not considered.

cambridge medicine requirements

University of Cambridge – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: No requirements

A-Levels or equivalent: Typical offers are A*A*A at A level, or A1A1A2 in Scottish Advanced Highers. On entry, applicants must have A level passes in Chemistry and at least one of Biology, Physics, Maths (two required by some colleges).

Please note that the success rate for students offering three or more Science/Maths A levels has often been higher than for those without.

Admission exam: BMAT

Work Experience: 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 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.

cardiff-medicine-requirements

Cardiff University – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: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 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).

A-Levels or equivalent:AAA at A level which should include Chemistry and Biology. The Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted in the place of a third A level. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Further Maths are not accepted.

Admission exam: UCAT

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

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University of Dundee – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: Minimum of eight subjects, at grade B or higher to include Biology, Maths, English.

A-Levels or equivalent:AAA grades at A level, to include Chemistry and another science, achieved in one sitting. 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.

Admission exam: UCAT

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

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Edge Hill University – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: 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 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.

A-Levels or equivalent: 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 achieved in either Biology or Chemistry (or both Biology and Chemistry), 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.

Admission exam: UCAT

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

east anglia-medicine-requirements

University of East Anglia – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: 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 two Science subjects. GCSE English Language grade 6 (B) must also be achieved. GCSE short courses are not accepted. GCSE resits are accepted.

A-Levels or equivalent: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 achieving an A*, reflecting the longer study period, as per our resit policy.

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.

Admission exam: UCAT

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

edinburgh-medicine-requirements

University of Edinburgh – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: National 5s in Biology, Chemistry, English and Maths at grade B.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.

A-Levels or equivalent: 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 Chemistry and two of Biology/Human Biology, Maths or Physics. 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.

Admission exam: UCAT

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

exeter medicine requirements

University of Exeter – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: Minimum GCSE grade 4 (C) in English Language and Maths.

A-Levels or equivalent:A Levels: AAA at A level including Biology and Chemistry

AAA at Advanced Higher including Biology and Chemistry. AAAA at Scottish Higher

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: 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 encourage applicants to have an understanding of the attributes and the responsibilities required to be a great doctor.

glasgow medicine requirements

University of Glasgow – Medicine Entry Requirements

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

A-Levels or equivalent: 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 Perspectives & Research are not accepted.

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.

Admission exam: UCAT

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

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Hull York Medical School – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: 6 GCSEs Grade 9/A* – C/4. GCSE English Language grade 6/B. GCSE Maths grade 6/B

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA at A level obtained in the first sitting, including Biology and Chemistry.

AAAAB at Higher Level, plus BBB at Advanced Higher Level, including Biology and Chemistry *or* AAAAA at Higher Level, plus AA at Advanced Higher Level, including Biology and Chemistry.

Admission exam: UCAT

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

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Imperial College London – Medicine Entry Requirements

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

A-Levels or equivalent: Minimum AAA at A level including Chemistry and Biology plus a third subject. Please note that the standard offer is likely to be A*AA with the A* in either Chemistry or Biology. AAA grades in Advanced Highers including Chemistry and Biology and one Science or Maths subject and one additional subject at Scottish Higher.

AAAAB at Higher Level, plus BBB at Advanced Higher Level, including Biology and Chemistry *or* AAAAA at Higher Level, plus AA at Advanced Higher Level, including Biology and Chemistry.

Admission exam: BMAT

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

keele-medicine-requirements

Keele University – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: Minimum five GCSEs at grade 7 (A). English Language, Maths and Sciences must have been passed at a minimum of 6 (B).

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.

A-Levels or equivalent: A-Levels: AAA including either Biology or Chemistry plus another from Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Further Mathematics, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Statistics.

Scottish Highers: minimum of AAAAB, including Chemistry/Biology plus
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.

Admission exam: UCAT (for UK applicants), BMAT (for international applicants)

Work Experience: Applicants are expected to have experience of direct engagement with
people in need of any kind of care, support or help, and should have 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).

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Kent and Medway Medical School – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: Five subjects at 9–6 (A*–B) including English Language and Maths plus Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Double Science and another subject.

A-Levels or equivalent: AAB including Chemistry or Biology, plus one of Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Psychology or Physics. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.

Admission exam: UCAT 

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

Kings-college-london-medicine-requirements

King’s College London – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: GCSEs: Grade 6/B in both English Language and Maths required. 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-Levels or equivalent: A*AA at A level including Chemistry and Biology. AAA at Scottish Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher Chemistry and Biology (we do not count the 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.

Admission exam: UCAT 

Work Experience: We would normally expect that applicants will have undertaken some
voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or 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.

lancaster-university-medicine-requirements

Lancaster University – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: GCSEs must include the following subjects at grade B/6: Core and Additional Science (or Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), English Language, and Mathematics. If Biology or Chemistry is not studied at A-level, then GCSE must be at least grade A/7.

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA at A level including two from Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. Applicants who fulfil two or more widening participation criteria, may be considered for a contextual offer of ABB.

Scottish Highers: AAAAB at Scottish Highers plus AA in Advanced Highers in
both Biology & Chemistry.

Admission exam: BMAT

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

leeds-medicine-requirements

University of Leeds – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: Six subjects at minimum grade 5 (B) including English Language, Maths, Double/Additional Science or Chemistry and Biology. This is a minimum entrance requirement and the majority of applicants will have qualifications well above this standard.

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA at A level including Chemistry or Biology. Physics or Maths must also be offered if Chemistry is not taken.

Scottish Highers: Typical offer AAAAB at Higher including Biology and Chemistry, and AB at Advanced Higher, including A in Chemistry or Biology.

Admission exam: BMAT

Work Experience: Experience in a healthcare setting, though this definition is broad.

leicester-medicine-requirements

University of Leicester – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: All applicants must have a Grade B/6 in English Language, Mathematics, and two sciences (either Chemistry and Biology or Science and Additional Science). For Scottish Nationals: grade B in English Language, Mathematics and two sciences, including Chemistry.

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA at A level including Chemistry or Biology and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology, but excluding General Studies, Citizenship Studies or Critical Thinking. Also consider A*AB provided you have an A in Chemistry or Biology.

AAA at Advanced Higher including Chemistry or Biology and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Maths. They will also consider the two
sciences at Advanced Higher (grade AA) plus three other subjects at Highers level (grades AAB). They will not consider applicants who only take Scottish
Highers.

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: Healthcare-related work experience is not required but applicants,
particularly those who are borderline, must showcase reflection in whatever type of work they have encountered (voluntary, paid work in retail, catering, health or social care).

lincoln-medicine-requirements

University of Lincoln – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent:Six GCSEs at grade 7 (A) with grade 6 (B) in English language. These GCSEs must include Biology, Chemistry and Physics as either individual subjects, triple science or double science. They must also include Maths. We do not accept GCSE resits. At least AAAAAA in Scottish National 5 qualifications including the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Maths and English Language.

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA including biology (or human biology) and chemistry. A pass is required in science practical tests, where these are assessed separately.

AA at Advanced Higher including Biology and Chemistry. AAAAB at Scottish Higher including Biology and Chemistry, Maths and English Language. Grade A must be achieved in Biology and Chemistry.

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: Work experience We ask students to demonstrate their participation in work experience and volunteering to be eligible to apply.

liverpool-medicine-requirements

The University of Liverpool – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: GCSEs in nine subjects. A score of 15 points from the nine including core and additional science (or Biology, Chemistry and Physics), English Language and Maths. In scoring system A* = 3 points, A/8/7 = 2 points; B grade/6 = 1 point

Minimum of Scottish National 5 ( intermediate 2) in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Language, Maths and at least two other subjects attained by the end of S4.

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA, to include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Mathematics and a third academic subject.

AA at Advanced Higher including Biology and Chemistry. AAAAB–AAAAA at Higher.

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: Work experience No specific work experience is stated but applicants must be able to demonstrate our non-academic criteria which will be assessed at interview.

manchester-medicine-requirements

The University of Manchester – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent:We require at least seven GCSEs at grade A (7) or A* (8+). English Language, Mathematics and at least two science subjects are required at GCSE minimum grade B (6). If Dual Award Science or Core and Additional Science are offered, the minimum required is BB (66).

A-Levels or equivalent:AAA at A level including Chemistry or Biology/ Human Biology and one of Chemistry, Biology/ Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Maths or Further Maths.

AA at Advanced Higher by the end of Secondary 6. AAAA at Scottish
Higher by the end of Secondary 5 to be achieved in the same sitting at first attempt.

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: Work experience Work experience is assessed at interview using the electronic non-academic information form and discussion with the candidate.

newcastle-medicine-requirements

Newcastle University – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: No requirements

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA at A level excluding General Studies, Use of Maths, World Development, Communication and Culture and Critical Thinking. No requirement for science subjects.

AA at Advanced Higher and AAAAA at Higher. No requirement for science subjects.

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: Emphasis on applicants being able to show a commitment to caring
which can be accomplished in a number of ways other than in a hospital or general practice setting, such as volunteering in an elderly care home, hospice, nursery or helping someone less fortunate. The medical school is also interested in individuals who have shown commitment to working as part of a team over a prolonged period of time in any area, including voluntary, sports, other extra-curricular activities.

nottingham-medicine-requirements

University of Nottingham – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: At least six GCSEs at grade 7 (A). including grade 7(A) in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and Maths are also required at grade 7 (A) with the other being passed at grade 6 (B). A minimum of grade 6 (B) is also required in English language.

AAAAAA in Scottish National 5 including the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Maths and English Language 

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA at A level including Biology/ Human Biology and Chemistry.

AA Advanced Higher in Biology and Chemistry. AAAAB at Higher including Biology and Chemistry, Maths and English Language. Grade A must be achieved in Biology and Chemistry.

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: Work experience is reviewed after interview and before offers are made.
Applicants should have ongoing voluntary experience in a caring setting and should try to get some NHS work experience or talk to a doctor about what a career in medicine would be like. Valuable experience can be gained from paid or unpaid jobs that involve working with people.

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University of Oxford – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: For candidates with GCSEs, the number and proportion of passes at 8/9 (A*) will be used along with the admissions test score in the first stage of shortlisting. Where school performance data are available, GCSE attainment
will be measured relative to the average attainment at the candidate’s School.

Scottish National grades will be considered by admissions tutors alongside all other aspects of the application.

A-Levels or equivalent: A*AA at A level achieved in one sitting, to include Chemistry, plus at least one of Biology, Physics or Maths. Excluding Critical Thinking or General Studies.

AAAAA at Scottish Highers. AA in Advanced Highers including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Maths.

Admission exam: BMAT

Work Experience: Considered by admissions tutors alongside all other aspects of the application. Candidates may choose to explain how any experiences they may have had enable them to demonstrate their suitability for medicine.

plymouth-medicine-requirements

University of Plymouth – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent:Seven GCSE passes at grades 9–4 (A–C) including English Language, Maths and either GCSE double award Science or two from single award Chemistry, Biology, or Physics.

A-Levels or equivalent: A*AA–AAB at A Level to include Biology and one other science from
Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Psychology.

Please note the AAB offer is influenced by contextual data known at the point of application.

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: No specific requirements

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Queen Mary University of London – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: 777666 (AAABBB for GSCEs taken before 2015) or above in any order to include Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, English Language, and Maths (or Additional Maths or Statistics).

A-Levels or equivalent: A*AA at A level including Chemistry or Biology and a second science subject (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths). Any third A level can be taken except for Further Maths, General Studies or Critical Thinking.

AAA in Scottish Highers, including Biology and Chemistry. Grades AA in Advanced Highers in two of the subjects offered at Scottish Highers, including Chemistry and/or Biology.

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: Work experience is assessed as part of the shortlisting process but is not
scored. Interview panelists will ask about work experience and candidates will be expected to draw on their experiences to answer competency based questions.

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Queen’s University Belfast – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent:GCSE Mathematics minimum grade C/4 and either GCSE Physics minimum grade C/4 or GCSE Double Award Science minimum grades CC/44 are required if these subjects are not offered at AS-level or A-level.

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA at A level and A in a fourth AS level subject including Chemistry plus at least one other from Biology/Maths/Physics or A*AA at A level including Chemistry and Biology/ Human Biology or A*AA at A level including Chemistry and either Maths/Physics and AS level Biology grade B.

Advanced Highers required varies from AA–AAA, Chemistry (Grade A) plus a grade A in at least one from Physics, Biology and Maths are required.

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: No specific requirements. Experience encouraged in healthcare-related environments and volunteering.

sheffield-medicine-requirements

The University of Sheffield – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent:  77777 (AAAAA) at GCSE. Applicants must have a minimum of 6 (B) in English Language, Maths and Science. Resits are accepted (single resit per GCSE and all resits should be taken in the same sitting).

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA at A level, including Chemistry or Biology, and another science (Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology), taken in one sitting. Further Maths, Critical Thinking are General Studies not not accepted.

AA at Advanced Higher including Chemistry or Biology and another science (Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology). AAAAB at Scottish Higher.

Admission exam: UCAT

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

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University of Southampton – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent:  All applicants must have a minimum of seven B grades (grade 6) at GCSE, including English language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry, Additional Science and Science, or Combined Science (or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University).

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA at A level including Biology and one other science and including a pass in the practical examinations.

Admission exam: UCAT

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

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University of St Andrews – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent:  If Biology, Maths or English are not offered at A2/AS level or Higher/ Advanced Higher then each must be offered at GCSE grade B (numerical grade 5) or National 5 grade B.

Generally five A grades (numerical grade 7) in GCSE are required at one sitting to be considered for interview.

A-Levels or equivalent:AAA at A level including Chemistry and one other of Biology, Maths or
Physics.

AAAAB at Higher in S5 including grade B in Chemistry and one other of Biology, Maths or Physics. In addition, grades BBB at Higher or Advanced Higher in S6 are required.

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: Applicants should have gained work or shadowing experience in a caring
or health environment. This does not have to be in a hospital or GP surgery but could be in a nursing home or hospice or through working with people who have ill health or disability.

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St George’s, University of London – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: Five subjects graded 6 (B) or above including English Language, Maths, and Science (Double or Triple award).

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA at A level including Chemistry and Biology. AAA at Scottish Higher to include Chemistry and/or Biology.

AA at Advanced higher including Chemistry and/or Biology. English Language at Standard Grade 2 or higher is required.

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: Applicants should be able to reflect on how their work experience helped
them to develop some of the attitudes and behaviours essential to being a doctor. The medical school is interested in what the applicant has learned about him/herself and other people, and how care is delivered and received. Applicants are asked to provide further details of their work experience and/or confirmation letters or references for verification.

sunderland medicine requirements

The University of Sunderland – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: A minimum of five full GCSEs or equivalent level-2 qualifications at grade 7 (A), with a minimum of grade 6 (B) required in English Language, Maths, and double award science, triple award science or three separate sciences. AAAAA at Scottish National 5, with grade B in English Language, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

A-Levels or equivalent: AAA at A level, completed within two years and including Chemistry or Biology plus a second science. It is likely that a number of applicants achieving AAB in the subjects listed above will also be admitted.

AB at Advanced Higher including Chemistry or Biology. AAAAB at Scottish Higher including Chemistry or Biology plus a second science at grade A.

Admission exam: UCAT

Work Experience: Any work experience that showcases your communication and leadership skills. Attributes such as responsibility and motivation may be demonstrated through working with customers or clients requiring support, assistance or service.

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University College London – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: English Language and Maths GCSEs are required at grade 6 (B). For UK- based students, a grade 5 (or C) in a Modern Foreign Language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is also required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment.

A-Levels or equivalent: A*AA at A level including Biology and Chemistry.

A1, A, A at Advanced Higher (or A1, A at Advanced Higher and AAA at Higher) including Chemistry and Biology at Advanced Higher.

Admission exam: BMAT

Work Experience: We would recommend any experience that involves working with other
people, building relevant skills or gaining insight into healthcare professions is helpful for your application. Your reflections on what you learnt from your work experience will be assessed via your personal statement, and may also be assessed at interview.

UCLAN medicine requirements

University of Central Lancashire – Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE or equivalent: Evidence of sustained academic achievement with a broad study of Science, Maths and English up to 16 years of age.

A-Levels or equivalent: AAB at A Level. At least two science subjects to include Chemistry and a third academic subject.

Admission exam: None

Work Experience: Applicants are asked to submit a transferable skills statement, which
allows them to reflect on: work experience /shadowing/ voluntary work or experience in a caring role, impact and value of the work undertaken, the level of responsibility taken within this experience. The statement will be the focus for one of the stations in the multiple-mini Interview.

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A Levels requirements for Medicine It's important to choose the right A Levels for Medicine and give yourself the best chance of getting in. Different universities have different requirements, so it's important to be up to date with these. Do your research and get...

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