Please apply for this course through UCAS (the University and College Admissions Service) by 15 January in the year prior to entry. There are no upper age limits, so we welcome applications from mature students.

UCAS checklist

Things you must provide with your application
  • Full details of your Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) qualifications with grades
  • Full details of your Level 3 (A Level or equivalent) qualifications with achieved/predicted grades
  • A personal statement (more information about this document is available on the UCAS website)
  • An academic reference from your current or most recent institutions with predicted grades
After submitting your application to UCAS
  • Log in to UCAS Track and check your application to see if all your academic details have been included
  • If any subjects or predicted results are missing, email the Admissions Officer with your UCAS number and missing subjects and grades

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International applicants

  • International applicants must provide a full syllabus/transcript of the subjects they have completed up to year 12 (or equivalent)
  • Students from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland will need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK

Read our immigration and visa advice


With the exception of Biomedical Science applicants (who are not interviewed), after making an application, shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview,

Healthcare Science applicants will be asked to attend a traditional 20 minute panel interview, and are usually notified of this by email.

Applicants for all other courses will be invited to attend a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).

Multiple Mini Interview (held December to April)

A Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) combines traditional-style questions with task-based activities. The interview consists of up to eight activities each lasting five minutes (40 minutes in total).

Example MMI tasks
  • Pack a suitcase for a trip, where the case can only contain half of the items available
  • Travelling on the London Underground, one of your friends has become separated from the group – it’s their first time in London – describe your plan of action
  • You have a list of 15 individuals, giving their sex, age and occupation – you can save five of them from nuclear attack – which five and why?
  • As captain of a football team, inform a member of your team that they have not been selected to play in the final
  • Inform your neighbour that you have just (accidentally) run over and killed their cat
Key competencies assessed  
  • Academic ability and intellect
  • Empathy
  • Initiative and resilience
  • Communication skills
  • Organisation and problem solving
  • Team work
  • Insight and integrity
  • Effective learning style

This interview format provides a high level of interaction between you and the interviewer which offers an opportunity for you to demonstrate more than just a taught knowledge of the chosen field of science.

MMIs are a better predictor of academic performance and professional behaviour than traditional panel interviews. This format also allows us to assess more candidates in a shorter period of time, which means you will get the results of sooner.

Visit (Scrubbing Up section) for more advice on preparing for interviews.


Last Updated: Monday, 13 October 2014 10:18