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.

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