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All of the IB requirements stated in this article have been confirmed as of August 2013; however, they are still subject to change by the respective medical schools. The requirements shown are as per each individual medical school's website. Any clarifications regarding grades should be addressed to the medical schools themselves.

IB applicants need to consider both their overall points score as well as its grade and subject composition when assessing medical school requirements. The medical schools are divided into minimum overall points requirements here before their full entry requirements are listed. Remember that you need to fulfil both the overall points and individual grades requirements, with the right subject combinations at HL, as well as any pre-IB requirements such as GCSE grades.

Best of luck with your application (and the IB)!

IB Points Requirement Summary

Medical schools requiring less than 36 points: UEA, Keele, Kings.

Medical schools requiring at least 36 points: Aberdeen, Birmingham, BSMS, Cardiff, Exeter, Hull-York, Glasgow, Lancaster, Leicester, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, Plymouth, Southampton, SGUL, QUB.

Medical schools requiring at least 37 points: Bristol, Dundee, Edinburgh, Manchester, Sheffield.

Medical schools requiring at least 38 points: Barts & The London, Durham, Imperial, Newcastle, St. Andrew's, UCL.

Medical schools requiring at least 39 points: Oxford.

Medical schools requiring at least 40 points: Cambridge.

Full IB Entry Requirements

Aberdeen:

Total 36, excluding TOK and bonus points.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including Chemistry, one of Maths/Bio/Physics, and one other.
At Standard Level: an average of 6, including one of Maths/Bio/Physics if two of these were not offered at HL.
Two 7's at HL may compensate for not meeting the SL requirement.

Bart's and the London:

Total 38.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 in Chemistry or Biology plus one other science or maths, plus one other.
At Standard Level: Chemistry or Biology if not offered at HL.
English is required at GCSE grade B if not included in your IB diploma.

Birmingham:

Total 36, minimum 5 in any subject.
At Higher Level: 18 points including 6's in Chemistry and Biology.
At Standard Level: English and Maths if not offered at HL.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School:

Total 36.
At Higher Level: 6's in Chemistry and Biology.

Bristol:

Total 37.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including Chemistry and one other lab-based science.

If Bristol perceive your school to be low-performing, a contextual offer of 35 points may be made.

Cambridge:

Total 40-41.
No specific grade requirements are given for HL/SL. Three sciences at HL is recommended.
Check individual college requirements as some have more specific requirements.

Cardiff:

Total 36, excluding TOK and EE.
At Higher Level: 18 points including 6 in 2 science subjects, which must include either Chemistry or Biology
At Standard Level: Whichever of Chem/Bio was not offered at HL must be offered at SL Physics must be offered at GCSE if not included in the IB diploma.

For A104 entry:
Total 36, excluding TOK and EE.
No more than one subject from Chemistry, Biology, Physics should be offered.

Dundee:

Total 37.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including Chemistry and another science.
At Standard Level: an average of 6.

For A104 entry:
Total 37.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including no more than one science. This science can not be Chemistry.
At Standard Level: an average of 6.

Durham:

Same as Newcastle.

East Anglia:

Total 34.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including Biology and either Chemistry or Physics.

For A104 entry:
Total 32.

Edinburgh:

Total 37, including TOK and EE.
At Higher Level: 6 6 7 including Chemistry and at least one other science, preferably Biology.
At Standard Level, Biology if not offered at HL. If English is offered, this must be at grade 5.
English and Maths must be offered at GCSE grade B or Standard grade 2 if not included in the diploma.

Exeter:

Total 36-38.
At Higher Level: 6's in Chemistry and Biology.

Glasgow:

Total 36.
At Higher Level: Chemistry 6, and Biology.
At Standard Level: Maths or Physics. English at grade 6 if not offered at HL.

Hull York Medical School:

Total 36, including TOK and EE.
At Higher Level: 6 6 5 including Chemistry and Biology.
Maths and English must be offered at GCSE grade A, and English Language B/Mathematical Studies within the IB are not acceptable substitutes.

Imperial College London:

Total 38.
At Higher Level: 6 in Biology or Chemistry.
At Standard Level: 6 in whichever of Biology or Chemistry was not offered to HL.

Keele University:

Total 35, excluding TOK and EE.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including Chemistry or Biology, plus one from Chem/Bio/Maths/Physics, plus one other subject.
At Standard Level: 6 6 5 including any listed science not offered at HL or GCSE.

King’s College London:

Total 35.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including Chemistry or Biology.
At Standard Level: whichever of Chemistry and Biology was not offered at HL, plus English and Maths if not offered at HL or GCSE.

For EMDP A101 entry:
Total 32-35
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 or 5 5 5 including Chemistry and Biology.

Lancaster:

Same as Liverpool.

Leeds:

Total 36.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including Chemistry, plus two from Biology/Maths/Physics if not offered at SL or GCSE.
At Standard Level: two from Bio/Maths/Physics if not offered at HL or GCSE. English at grade 5 if not offered at GCSE.

Leicester:

Total 36.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including Chemistry and Biology.
At Standard Level: 6 6 6.

Liverpool:

Total 36.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including Chemistry and Biology and one other subject.
At Standard Level: Minimum of a 5 in any subject.

Manchester:

Total 37.
At Higher Level: 7 6 6 including Chemistry and Bio/Phys/Maths and one other.
At Standard Level: 5 5 5 including Biology, Physics and Maths if not offered at HL or GCSE.
Maths and English GCSE grade B required if not included in diploma.

For A104 entry:
Total 35.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including 3 arts/humanities, 2 arts/hums plus 1 science, or 1 arts/hums plus 2 science. Chemistry is acceptable as a single HL science, but not if any other science HL is offered.
At Standard Level: 5 5 5 including Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Physics if not offered at either HL or GCSE.
Maths and English GCSE grade B required if not included in diploma.

Newcastle:

Total 38.
At Higher Level: 6 in Chemistry or Biology.
Minimum grade 5 in all subjects. Combinations including 2 Sciences, Maths, and English are desirable.

Nottingham:

Total 36.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including Biology and Chemistry.

For A108 entry:
Total 24.
At Higher Level: 4 4 4 including Chemistry.

Oxford:

Total 39.
At Higher Level: 7 6 6 including Chemistry and either Biology or Physics or Maths plus one other subject.

Plymouth:

Total 36-38.
At Higher Level, 6's in Chemistry and Biology.

Queen’s Belfast:

Total 36.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including Chemistry and Biology.
If Physics is not offered in the diploma, GCSE Physics or Double Science is required.

Sheffield:

Total 37.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including Chemistry and another science.
At Standard Level: Minimum grade 4 in any subject.

A104 entry: Total 37.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including no sciences.

Southampton:

Total 36.
At Higher Level: 18 points including 6's in Chemistry and Biology.

For BM6 entry: Total 30.
At Higher Level: 16 points including 5's in Chemistry and Biology.

St. Andrew’s:

Total 38.
At Higher Level: 7 6 6 including Chemistry at grade 7 and 6 6 in one of Bio/Maths/Physics and another subject.
At Standard Level: 6 6 6 including whichever of Maths or Biology is not offered at HL, and English if not offered at HL.

St George’s University of London:

Total 36 and EE.
At Higher Level: 6 6 6 including Chemistry or Biology.
At Standard Level: 6 6 6 including whichever of Chemistry/Biology is not offered to HL, plus Mathematics and English.

University College of London:

Total 38.
At Higher Level: 18 points including 6's in Chemistry and Biology.
All subjects minimum grade 5.


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