If you meet our minimum requirements, you will be invited for an interview.

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Entry criteria: 2019 entry


You must be a citizen of the UK, EU or EEA or have indefinite leave to remain in the UK. You must also have been ordinarily resident in the UK, EU or EEA for a minimum of three years prior to 1 September in the year of entry to the programme. More information is available from UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) who publish the guidance.

Undergraduate degree

Subject Any discipline: BSc, BA, BEng, BBA, MSci, etc

2.1 honours minimum

Must be completed and fully awarded (including re-writes) by 1 August in the year of entry.


Postgraduate degree

Subject Any discipline: MSc, MPhil, PhD
Grade Pass minimum
Additional requirements
Must be completed and fully awarded (including viva and re-writes) by 1 August in the year of entry.

GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test)

GAMSAT is a professionally designed and marked written entrance test based on a model developed for Australian graduate-entry medical schools. It tests knowledge, reasoning and communication skills across a range of disciplines.

Test date: 24th March 2018 or 12th September 2018

Both the section scores and overall cut-off score need to be met.
Section score Minimum of 50 in each individual section
Overall score

The minimum overall GAMSAT score required for 2019 entry will be published here in January 2019 after we receive all test results

Please note that we cannot take into account any extenuating circumstances in relation to test scores and will only accept them as communicated to us by ACER.

*We accept test scores achieved the year before application, as long as you make the request when you apply to UCAS. We cannot accept unverified scores on your UCAS form or communicated directly to us. You must provide your GAMSAT candidate ID, UCAS Personal ID number, name and date of birth to UCAS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please check the GAMSAT website for further information.

GAMSAT Overall Cut-off Score for previous years

2015 62
2016 60
2017 57
2018 59

Test preparation
A PDF booklet about the test itself, the preparation for it and the scoring process can be found on the GAMSAT website.

EU and International qualifications

  • Please find the UK equivalent of your qualification by visiting the UK NARIC website
  • If your qualification meets our entry requirements you are eligible to apply
  • Provide a copy of your qualifications and a copy of the UK NARIC certificate of comparability at application

If you hold qualifications which are not listed here, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for advice.

English language

If English is not your first language and you have not sat an GCSE/IGCSE, you must provide evidence of your proficiency via the tests listed below.  The test is valid for a period of two years.
GCSE / IGCSE English Language grade 6 (Grade B) or above.
IELTS  (International English Language Testing System)
7.0 overall (including 7.0 in written and speaking element and a minimum score of 6.5 in the reading and listening element)*
Pearson’s Test  67 overall (including 67 in written element, and no section less than 61)*
Additional requirements
*If you have sat the examination more than twice in one year you will not be considered.


If you have previously studied, but not completed, medicine at another university and are reapplying on the basis of A Levels, you will need to provide formal evidence as to why you previously withdrew from your studies. Applicants will be reviewed on a case by case basis. However, we are unable to consider individuals who were suspended from previous medicine studies due to fitness to practice issues or failure in assessments or examinations.

Other essential criteria

Work experience At interview, you will need to demonstrate that you have gained volunteer experience or work experience in a medical or health-related field. You'll also need to show a broad awareness of the scope of medicine. For further information about work experience, please visit the 'Experience It' section of the Taste of Medicine website.
Health and police screening You will need satisfactory clearance in both, including immunisation against Hepatitis B, MMR, Meningitis, TB and chickenpox.
Enhanced Police Disclosures are obtained via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Professional registration  If you belong to a registered professional body, you will be required to provide details if you're invited to interview.

Relevant work experience and insight

At the interview, you will need to show that you've gained insight into medicine through relevant work/voluntary experience.

Undertaking relevant work experience and gaining insight from those activities helps you to learn about yourself and to decide whether medicine is the right choice for you.

You are expected to have a combination of experience in both healthcare and non-healthcare settings and be able to demonstrate why these experiences are relevant to an application for medicine. Experience could include, but is not limited to:

  • paid/unpaid voluntary placements
  • school, college or university societies
  • full or part-time employment
  • the Guides, Scouts, Red Cross or similar
  • shadowing a healthcare professional
  • gap year experience
  • caring for a sick relative or first-hand experience of illness

It is good to have a broad range of experience in a variety of settings, including hands on healthcare experience, in order to gain insight into different aspects of the skills and qualities needed in a medical student and future healthcare professional.

We will ask you to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of your own abilities and limitations
  • explain what you have learned and what you have contributed

We also expect you to show insight into transferable skills, such as communication, patience, accuracy, team work, leadership and perseverance and to be able to relate those to your application for medicine.

Evidence that you have made a consistent effort to gain these experiences as a regular commitment is preferred.

If invited to interview, you will be asked to provide references for any formal work experience you have carried out (dates, hours worked and duties undertaken) within the last two years.    

Health and police screening

Candidates accepted onto healthcare courses are required to pass occupational health screening. When admitting candidates to study and practice as a health practitioner, we have an obligation to patients and students. If you are concerned about a health issue we strongly advise you to contact us prior to applying. All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.

You will be asked to be immunised against Hepatitis B for personal safety. Please contact your general practitioner (GP) to arrange screening. You should begin a course of Hepatitis B immunisation as soon as you submit your UCAS application, as it consists of three injections over a six-month period. If you firmly accept an offer you will be sent a confidential health questionnaire and further information about the process of screening for Hepatitis B.

This course will include work with children and vulnerable adults so all applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. More information about this is sent to you as part of the admissions process.

Read more about DBS checks.

Professional registration

If you are a current healthcare professional or a member of a registered professional body, you must provide details of your registration. If you have had your professional registration suspended or revoked, or undergone a disciplinary/fitness to practice investigation, you will be required to provide further information if selected for interview. This will be reviewed by the admissions tutor and you may be required to provide full copies of related documentation.

Any information you disclose will only be used to consider your application.


Last Updated: Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:14