UK Medical Schools

We created this tool to be used as a guide to assist with decisions for medical school applications. We appreciate that the scoring and admissions criteria for medical school is complex and it is not possible for this tool to take into account all the factors considered by universities when scoring applications. We would therefore not recommened that individuals apply solely based on the information from this tool and advise individuals to combine the information obtained from this tool with information from other sources. We hope that this tool will assist you with decisions on university courses.


About Widening Participation


Many Universities acknowledge the challenges faced by particular groups who are typically under-represented at University or in Medicine. The qualifying criteria varies between universities and includes: students who are the first in their family to consider higher enducation, attending a school with a lower progression to higher education, quailfying for free school meals or a UCAT bursary, being in care, being estranged from family members, being a young carer, being a member of the travelling community.
Some universites may offer grade offers which are contexualised for students in these groups. In addition, some universities have a 'Gateway to Medicine' Course, which are courses that are intended for students in this group who do not meet the academic requirements for the standard medical course. Gateway courses include an additional one-year course before progression to the standard Medical course. The table below details the universities that provide this option for undergraduate medicine. As the specific criteria varies across different universities, please refer to the university websites for their specific criteria.

All the best with your applications!

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A Level Subjects

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Admission Tests

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What kind of course would you prefer?

[i] Traditional
Traditional medical courses have a clear divide between 'pre-clinical' years and 'clinical' years. In the first two 'Pre-Clincial' years, students study basic sciences often in the form of lectures and laboratory practicals. In the latter three 'Clinical' years, students undergo placments in different healthcare settings.

PBL
Problem Based Learning (PBL) Courses are more self-directed in nature. Learning of topics is centred around a clinical case and individuals set their own learning objectives and teach each other about different aspects of the case in facilitated sessions.
Different unversities vary in how much PBL is included in the course.

Integrated
Integrated Courses are somewhat of an amalgamation of traditional and PBL courses. Most courses are 'systems-based' where individuals learn each bodily system in turn, covering all the different aspects of each system. These courses may feature both lectures as well and self-directed group work.

Do you meet any widening participation criteria?

[i] Some universities have adjusted entry requirements or application processes for groups who are traditionally underepresented at University or in Medicine. These groups may include: Individuals who attend a school where educational attainment is below average, Care Leavers, being the first member of your family to attend higher education, being in reciept of free school meals and recieving the UCAT bursary. The eligibility criteria and adjustment process for different universities vary so we recommend that you consult the admissions' criteria for each university.



University


Type of Course


Standard GSCE Requirements


Standard A Level Requirements


Gateway GCSE requirements


Gateway A-Level Requirements


Admissions Test


Contextual Offers?


Link


Gateway
Anglia Ruskin University Integrated English, Maths,
2x Sciences Grade 6,
5 x Grade 6
AAA (Chemistry OR Biology + another Science) n/a n/a UCAT Y
(ABB)
n/a
University of Buckingham Integrated n/a AAB (Incl. Chemistry and Biology) n/a n/a BMAT N n/a
Cardiff University Integrated English, Maths & Science Grade 6,
9 GCSEs
AAA (Incl. Chemistry and Biology) n/a n/a UCAT N n/a
Edge Hill University Integrated English, Maths, 2x Sciences (OR Bio & Chem) Grade 6,
5 x Grade 6
AAA (Incl. Chemistry and Biology) English Lang. Maths, Biology & Chemistry Grade 6,
5 x Grade 6
BBB UCAT N
Hull York Medical School PBL English & Maths Grade 6,
5 x Grade 4
AAA (Incl. Chemistry and Biology) English Lang. & Maths Grade 4,
5 x Grade 4
BBC (B in Biology and Chemistry) UCAT Y
(ABB)
Kent & Medway Medical School Integrated English, Maths & Sciences Grade 6,
5 x Grade 6
AAB (Chemistry OR Biology + another science) n/a n/a UCAT Y
(ABB-BBB)
n/a
King's College London Integrated English & Maths Grade 6 A*AA (Incl. Chemistry and Biology) English Lang. & Maths Grade 6 ABB (Grade A in Biology or Chemistry) UCAT N
Lincoln Medical School Integrated English Grade 6,
6 x Grade 7 incl. Maths and Sciences
AAA (Incl. Chemistry and Biology) English, Maths & Science Grade 6 BBC (Incl. Biology and Chemistry) UCAT Y
(AAB)
n/a
Queen's University Belfast Traditional English & Maths Grade 6,
6 x Grade 4
AAA (Incl. Chemistry and other Science) n/a n/a UCAT N n/a
University of Southampton Integrated Six Grade 7 AAA (Incl. Chemistry and one other Science) English, Maths & Science Grade 4,
5 x Grade 4
BBB(Incl. Chemistry and Biology) UCAT N
University of Central Lancashire Integrated "Evidence of sustained academic achievement" AAB (Incl. Chemistry and one other Science) n/a n/a None N n/a
University College London Integrated English & Maths Grade 6,
Modern Foreign Language Grade 4
A*AA (Incl. Chemistry and Biology) n/a n/a BMAT Y
(AAB)
n/a
University of Sunderland Integrated English, Maths & Sciences Grade 6,
5 x Grade 7
AAA (Incl. Chemistry OR Biology and one other Science) n/a n/a UCAT N n/a
St George's University of London Integrated English, Maths & Sciences Grade 6 AAA (Incl. Chemistry and Biology ) n/a n/a UCAT Y
(ABB)
n/a
University of Sheffield Integrated English, Maths & one science Grade 6,
6 x Grade 7
AAA (Incl. Chemistry OR Biology and one other science ) n/a n/a UCAT Y
(ABB)
n/a
Queen Mary University of London PBL 3 Subjects Grade 7,
3 subjects Grade 6 incl. English, Maths & Science,
A*AA (Incl. Chemistry OR Biology and one other science ) n/a n/a UCAT N n/a
Plymouth University PBL English, Maths & Science Grade 4 A*AA (Incl. Biology and one other science ) 4 Subjects Grade 4 incl. English, Maths & Science, BBB (Incl. Biology and one other science ) UCAT Y
University of St Andrews Integrated English, Maths & Science Grade 5,
5 x Grade 7
AAA (Incl. Chemistry and one other science ) If Biology, Maths or English not offered at Higher than must be offered at Nationals Grade B BBBB (Scottish Highers ) UCAT Y
(ABB)
University of Oxford Traditional Number and proportion of 8/9 measured and compared to school performance A*AA (Incl. Chemistry and one other science ) n/a n/a BMAT N n/a
University of Nottingham Integrated English & Maths OR Physics Grade 6,
Grade 7 in Science,
6 x Grade 7
AAA (Incl. Chemistry and Biology) English, Maths & Sciences Grade 6 BBC (Incl. Chemistry and Biology) UCAT Y
(AAB)
University of Newcastle Integrated No requirements AAA n/a n/a UCAT Y
(BBB)
n/a
University of Manchester PBL 7 x Grade 7 AAA (Incl. Chemistry OR Biology and one other science) n/a n/a UCAT N n/a
University of Liverpool Integrated English, Maths & Science Grade 6,
15 points based on university scoring criteria
AAA (Incl. Chemistry and one other science) OR A*AB (B in non-science) English, Maths & Science Grade 6 (Not for School Leavers) 2:1 Degree UCAT Y
(ABB)
University of Leicester Integrated English, Maths & Science Grade 6 AAA (Incl. Chemistry OR Biology and one other science) English, Maths & 2 Sciences (incl. Chemistry) Grade 5 BBB (Incl. Chemistry OR Biology and one other science) UCAT N
University of Leeds Integrated English, Maths & Science Grade 5 AAA (Incl. Chemistry OR Biology and one other science incl Maths if no Chemistry A-Level) English, Maths & Science Grade 4 BBC (Incl. Chemistry OR Biology and one other science incl. Maths if no Chemistry A-Level) BMAT Y
(ABB)
Lancaster University PBL English, Maths & Science Grade 6 AAA (Incl. 2 from Chemistry OR Biology OR Psychology) English, Maths & Science Grade 6 ABB (Incl. Chemistry and Biology) BMAT Y
(ABB)
Keele University Integrated English, Maths & Science Grade 6,
5 x Grade 7
AAA (Incl. Chemistry OR Biology and one other science) English, Maths & Science Grade 5,
5 x Grade 6
BBC (Incl. Chemistry OR Biology) UCAT N
Imperial College London Integrated English Grade 6 A*AA (Incl. Chemistry & Biology) n/a n/a BMAT Y
(AAA)
n/a
University of Glasgow Integrated English Grade 6 AAA (Incl. Chemistry & one other Science) n/a AABB (Scottish Highers) UCAT N
University of Exeter Integrated English & Maths Grade 4 AAA (Incl. Chemistry & Biology) n/a n/a UCAT Y
(AAB)
n/a
University of Edinburgh Integrated English, Maths, Biology & Chemistry Grade 6 AAA (Incl. Chemistry & one other science) n/a n/a UCAT Y
(AAB)
n/a
University of East Anglia Integrated English Grade 6, Maths & Chemistry Grade 7,
6 x Grade 7
AAA (Incl. Biology OR Chemistry) English, Maths & Science Grade 6,
6 x Grade 6
BBB OR ABC UCAT N
University of Dundee Integrated English, Maths & Science Grade 6 AAA (Incl. Chemistry and one other science) Taken into account BBC (Incl. Chemistry and one other science) OR AAA (without 2 sciences or chemistry) UCAT Y
(ABB)
University of Cambridge Traditional n/a A*A*A (Incl. Chemistry and one other science) n/a n/a BMAT N n/a
University of Bristol Integrated English Grade 4, Maths Grade 7 AAA (Incl. Chemistry and one other science) English & Maths Grade 4, Science Grade 6 BBC (B in Biology or Chemistry) UCAT Y
(ABB OR AAC)
Brighton & Sussex Medical School Integrated English & Maths Grade 6 AAA (Incl. Chemistry and Biology) n/a n/a BMAT Y
(AAB)
n/a
University of Birmingham Integrated English, Maths & Science Grade 6 AAA (Incl. Chemistry and Biology) n/a n/a UCAT Y
(ABB)
n/a
Aston University Integrated English, Maths and Science Grade 6,
5 x Grade 6
AAA - AAB (Incl. Chemistry and Biology) n/a n/a UCAT Y
(AAA- AAB)
n/a
University of Aberdeen Integrated English & Maths Grade 6
A Combination of Grades 6-9
AAA (Incl. Chemistry and one other science) English and Maths Grade B,
A Combination of A and B for other subjects (Scottish Nationals)
n/a UCAT Y
(AABB SQA)