A100 Entry Requirements

These are the entry requirements for UK students for A100 Medicine course for 2018 entry. You must have evidence of academic study within three years of application. There are separate entry requirements for applicants from EU countries, Commonwealth countries and other countries.

A Levels

With the advent of linear A levels we now require candidates applying as undergraduates to have 3 subjects including Chemistry and Biology (or Human Biology), with predicted grades of AAA.

We do not currently insist on a 4th AS or EPQ, although in some situations eg a tie-break pre- or post-interview, or a ‘near miss’ on results day, this may act in a candidate’s favour.

If Biology is offered to AS it does not need to be taken to A level as well.

Our standard offer is AAA.

If you study Mathematics and Further Mathematics, you may only count one of these grades towards your potential offer.

If you are taking a language as one of your subjects we will ask for a declaration that you are not a native or home speaker of that language.

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.


You must have achieved at least a grade B in English Language, Mathematics, and two sciences, including Chemistry, or Double Science achieved at first sitting unless significant mitigating circumstances that have been previously accepted by the admissions tutors.

We do not specify a minimum number of A* grades at GCSE.  However, we do take GCSE performance into consideration when selecting applicants for interview, as competition for our places is so intense.

International Baccalaureate

We also accept the International Baccalaureate, for which we require 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. We do not consider bonus points

Scottish Advanced Highers

We will consider Scottish Advanced Highers either alone or in a combination with A-levels. Our standard offer is AAA, to include Chemistry and Biology. We will not consider you if you are only taking Scottish Highers.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Our entry requirements for student who have studied the Irish Leaving Certificate are AAAAAB at Higher level, including A1A1 in Chemistry and Biology, achieved in a single sitting.

With the new grading system being introduced in 2017 we will require four subjects at H1 including Chemistry and Biology, with a further two subjects at H2.


A single Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or National Award will be considered, in combination with Biology and Chemistry A Levels (AA).

Welsh Baccalaureate

We will accept a Grade A in the Welsh Baccalaureate in lieu of a third A-Level, we will still require Chemistry and Biology A-Levels (AA).

Other Qualifications

If your qualifications are not listed on our website, please email us details of your studies to find out whether we will consider you.


We will consider graduate applicants from other disciplines as well as those from Biological Sciences or Health Sciences. You must have achieved or be predicted a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours in your *first degree in order to be considered.

In addition, applicants must also meet our minimum GCSE requirements of Grade B in English Language, Mathematics, and two GCSE science subjects (chemistry, biology, physics or double science).

*Please note that we will not consider a second degree, Masters or PhD in lieu of obtaining a 2:1 or 1st in your first degree.

Graduates Deferring

We will not consider deferred entry from graduate entry applicants. If after interview an offer is made, and then for financial or other reasons an applicant wishes to defer we would instead consider their reapplication for entry the following year. Provided their academic and UKCAT score remained competitive we would make them another offer without asking them to repeat the interview.

Please note that we are unable to give any indication of the likelihood of success of a subsequent application as this will depend on the quality of all applications received.

Access to Medicine

You can apply with an Access to Medicine qualification from any of the following institutions. You must have distinctions or the equivalent in all graded L3 subjects.

  • City & Islington College
  • Glasgow Kelvin College
  • Lambeth College
  • The Manchester College
  • Stafford College/New College Telford
  • Sussex Downs College
  • College of West Anglia

Please note that we will NOT consider the Access to Medicine course in lieu of A levels, or poor previous A level performance in either undergraduate or graduate candidates, unless there are significant mitigating circumstances.

Graduate applicants will be scored and ranked as other graduates, not as Access candidates.

We will also require Access candidates to submit a full CV at the time of application detailing all their previous schooling and educational qualifications; all previous work experience (paid or unpaid), and highlighting and explaining any educational or employment gaps.

If the candidate does feel that there is significant mitigation that has affected their attainment to date, they will need to formally evidence this for it to be considered by the admissions tutors, and this must have been agreed before the UCAS closing date of 1st October.

Please note that if you have not reached our minimum entry requirements your application will be automatically rejected,

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