Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Minimum requirements for Medicine in the UK??? Watch

    • Thread Starter

    Hello! My name is Marta and I'm from Portugal. I've always wanted to study Medicine in the future and now that time is finally coming, some questions/doubts started emerging. One of my biggest doubts (or perhaps the main one) is about the minimum requirements to apply for the degree. In terms of grades, in my country, we have to have approximately a weighted average of 18 (grade A in the UK) overall. From what I heard and read in a couple of websites, in the UK one of the requirements is exactly to have grade A in subjects such as Chemistry and Biology. The situation here is: is that a general requirement or does it differ from university to university? That worries me quite a lot, because, eventually, I won't finish my three years of secondary school with grade A in Biology. I fill out all the requirements but this one. It would help me a lot if someone could clear this up for me. Thanks!

    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play

    a good summary of the above linked booklet is available on the medlinkstudent site under studying medicine in the UK
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni


    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:



    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.