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This page covers applying to Medicine as a graduate. It primarily focuses on the normal medicine programs, which are a minimum of 5 years long. These are typically A100 programs on UCAS and put you in direct competition with school leaver applicants.

This page is designed to be used in conjunction with the page on Applying for Graduate Entry Medicine. Please check the other page and the individual medical school websites for further details on entrance exams and other entry requirements such as GCSEs.

This page is up to date as of August 2013. Where universities have no information listed, this is because it was not readily available on their websites. We are in the process of finding this information at present.

Applying for Medicine as a Graduate

Applying to 5yr courses means applying as if you were an undergraduate - after all, all medicine degrees are undergraduate programs. Therefore, application is via UCAS. The usual rules apply about only being able to apply for 4 schools, and a personal statement and reference are required. Oxford and Cambridge require an additional application form sent directly.

Most graduates aim for a place on GEM programs, but these are more competitive than other routes into medicine. Therefore, it is advised that you consider your choices carefully. Most people choose to apply to a mix of 4 and 5 year programs to maximise their chances, though do look into your school's application process carefully - some will automatically consider you for their 5 year route if you are unsuccessful at graduate entry.


Medical Schools

Aberdeen
  • Degree classification - 2:1 or above in any subject.
  • A level requirements - Chemistry at Grade A, or Higher Chemistry at Grade B. Alternatively, you can meet the chemistry requirement through university modules or by taking the Aberdeen summer school.


Barts & The London

  • Degree classification - 2:1 or above in any subject.
  • A level requirements - If your degree does not include Biology and Chemistry (to at least the equivalent of AS level) then you must have achieved BB in A-level Biology and Chemistry prior to starting your degree or you must be completing or have completed AS levels in Chemistry and Biology and be predicted/achieved B grades in both.


Birmingham

  • Degree classification - 2:1 or above in any subject.
  • A level requirements - Appropriate school qualifications - given that you are in direct competition with school leavers, it is anticipated that good A level grades in relevant subjects (Bio & Chem) would be required.


BSMS

  • Degree classification - 2:1 or above.
  • If your degree is in a science subject, you need to take the BMAT
  • If your degree is in a non-science subject, you need to apply with appropriate A levels or an Access course, and sit the UKCAT


Bristol

  • Degree classification - 2:1 or above in any subject.
  • A level requirements - AAB including A level Chemistry


Cambridge:

  • Degree classification - 2:1 or above in any subject
  • A-level requirements - A Level Chemistry (normally passed within seven years of entry) plus AS or A level passes in two of the following: Physics, Biology, Mathematics. OU modules may be offered instead of AS/A-levels.


Cardiff

  • Degree classification - 2:1 or above in any subject.
  • A level requirements - BBB including Chemistry and Biology, unless your degree is in a science subject.


Dundee

  • Degree classification - 2:1 or above in a life sciences subject.


Durham

  • Degree classification - 2:1 or above in any subject.


UEA

  • Degree classification - 2:1 or above.
  • If your degree is in a science subject, you need ABB at A level including Biology, and Chemistry or Physics.
  • If your degree is in a non-science subject, you need AAA at A level including Biology, and Chemistry or Physics
  • You must also meet the GCSE and UKCAT requirements


Edinburgh

  • Degree classification - 2:1 in any subject.
  • A level requirements - BBB or IB 34pts, including some sciences.
  • SQA Higher requirements - BBBB in S5


Exeter


Glasgow


HYMS

  • Degree classification - 2:1 in any subject.
  • A level requirements - ABB.
  • You must have recently studied some form of biology and chemistry.
  • If you have a professional degree (eg nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy), you must have a minimum of 2 years continuous postqualification experience prior to applying.


Imperial

  • Degree classification - 2:1.
  • You must be ineligible for the GEM program to apply.


Keele

  • Degree classification - 2:1.
  • If your degree is in a science subject, you must have relevant GCSE and A levels.
  • If your degree is in a non-science subject, you must meet the A level requirement of A*AB/AAA including Chemistry or Biology, plus one of Chem/Bio/Maths/Physics.


King's (London)


Leeds

  • Degree classification - 2:1.
  • If your degree is in a science subject, this supercedes your A levels.
  • If your degree is in a non-science subject, you must meet the A level requirement of AAA including Chemistry.


Leicester:

  • Degree classification - 2:1 or above in any subject.
  • You must have some knowledge of biology and chemistry.


Liverpool


Manchester


Newcastle:

  • Degree classification - 2:1 in any subject.


Nottingham

  • Degree classification - 2:1 in a science subject.
  • A level requirement - AAA including Chemistry and Biology.


Oxford

  • Degree classification - 2:1 or above in any subject.
  • A level requirement - appropriate A levels


Plymouth


QUB

  • Degree requirement - 2:1 or above in any subject.
  • If you have a 2:1, you need ABB at A level in appropriate science subjects.
  • If you have a 1st or PhD, you need BBB at A level in appropriate science subjects.


Sheffield


Southampton


St Andrews'


St Georges


UCL

  • Degree requirement - 2:1 or above in any subject
  • All graduate applicants must offer Chemistry and Biology at A level
  • ABB in A levels taken prior to your degree
  • A* or A in A levels taken after your degree

Funding

Currently, graduates have to pay their fees in the first, second, third and fourth years (with the NHS paying the fifth year). This is currently under appeal and review. You can also get some maintenance loan for the first four years, and the NHS bursary in the fifth year. Doing a 5 year course as a graduate is a massive financial undertaking and you must consider the implications of it.
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