The most common requirements for applicants to medical schools in Britain are listed below. Somethings to consider before applying each university is free to set its own criteria, which is why we encourage you to check the admission details on the webpage of the study programme.
Bachelor’s degree in Medicine (MBBS) in the UK
- Previous (high school) studies it at least two Science subjects. Usually, Chemistry and Biology or Physics/Maths are mandatory.
- Proof of English language proficiency: IELTS – average score of 6.0 or 6.5, or PTE Academic
- UCAT test score. Each university can use it differently. Some establish a minimum UCAT score they’ll accept. Other universities use a “points system” for evaluating applications and will offer you more points for a higher UCAT result.
- International Baccalaureate, with at least 36 points overall, including three higher level subjects (including Chemistry and Biology), and three standard level subjects. Each subject must be passed with a minimum of six points. International Baccalaureate is not required by all universities from the UK.
- Successfully passing the interview(s)
- Evidence of voluntary or work experience related to medicine and healthcare
- Reference letter
What is the UCAT?
The UCAT ( University Clinical Aptitude Test) is an online test required by medical schools in the UK. It is designed to test cognitive abilities, attitudes, critical thinking, and logical reasoning.
The UCAT helps universities select applicants with the right abilities to pursue careers in the healthcare field. The UCAT test is not based on a science-related curriculum. The format of the test covers questions that assess logical skills, such as decision making, quantitative reasoning, and situational judgement.
LIST OF MEDICAL UNIVERSITIES IN UK
- The University of Aberdeen
- The University of Birmingham
- The University of Bristol
- The University of Buckingham
- The University of Cambridge
- Cardiff University
- The University of Dundee
- The University of East Anglia
- The University of Edinburgh
- University of Exeter Medical School
- The University of Glasgow
- The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
- Keele University
- King’s College London
- Lancaster University
- The University of Leeds
- The University of Leicester
- The University of Liverpool
- The University of London
- The University of Manchester
- The University of Newcastle
- The University of Nottingham
- The University of Oxford
- Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
- Queen Mary University of London
- The Queen’s University of Belfast
- St George’s Hospital Medical School
- Swansea University
- The University of Central Lancashire
- The University of Sheffield
- The University of Southampton
- University College London
- The University of Warwick
- A combination of the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex
- A combination of the University of Hull and the University of York