UK Medical Schools

There are 34 UK medical schools and it can be difficult choosing the right one for you. Warwick and Swansea offer Graduate-Entry Medicine (GEM) courses only. Durham and St Andrew's offer two-year courses with the clinical years undertaken at partner universities. The UCAS application allows 4 choices for medicine and it is important that you choose somewhere that you will enjoy spending the next five years.

UK Med School Quick Look Table
Medical SchoolFoundationGEMTypical OfferRequired A-LevelsAdmission TestsInterview FormatCourse TypeYear SizeDegree Awarded
BirminghamYesA*AAChem + BioUKCATMMIIntegrated 334MBChB
Brighton SussexAAAbChem + BioBMATTraditionalIntegrated 125BMBS
BristolYesAAAbChem + Bio or PhysMMIIntegrated232MBChB
CambridgeYesA*A*AChem + Bio or Phys or MathsBMATOxbridgeTraditional280MB BChir
DurhamYesAAAChem + BioUKCATTraditionalIntegrated 100MBBS
ExeterAAAbChem + Bio or PhysUKCAT, GAMSATTraditionalPBL130BMBS
Hull YorkAAAbChem + BioUKCATGroup + TraditionalPBL140MBBS
KeeleYesAAAChem or Bio + Phys or MathsUKCATMMIPBL130MBChB
LancasterAAAbChem + BioBMATMMIPBL50MBChB
LeedsYesAAAChemUKCATMMIIntegrated 220MBChB
LeicesterYesAAAbChem + BioUKCATMMIIntegrated 180MBChB
LiverpoolYesYesAAAbChem + BioGAMSATTraditionalPBL300MBChB
London: Bart'sYesAAAbChem or BioUKCATTraditionalIntegrated 253MBBS
London: ImperialYesAAAbChem or BioBMAT, UKCATTraditionalIntegrated 277MBBS BSc
London: King'sYesYesAAAbChem + BioUKCATMMIIntegrated 335MBBS
London: St George's YesAAAbChem or BioUKCAT, GAMSATMMIIntegrated 135MBBS
London: UCLA*AAbChem + BioBMATTraditionalIntegrated 322MBBS BSc
ManchesterYesAAAbChem + Bio or Phys or MathsUKCATMMIPBL380MBChB
NewcastleYesAAAChem or BioUKCATTraditionalIntegrated 318MBBS
Norwich: UEAYesAAAbBio + Chem or PhysUKCATMMIPBL129MBBS
NottinghamYesYesAAAbChem + BioUKCAT, GAMSATMMIIntegrated 240BMedSci
OxfordYesAAAChem + Bio or Phys or MathsBMATOxbridgeTraditional150BM BCh
PeninsulaAAAbChem + Bio or PhysUKCAT, GAMSATTraditionalPBL215BMBS
SheffieldYesAAAbChem + Bio or PhysUKCATMMIIntegrated 241MBChB
SouthamptonYesYesAAAbChem + BioUKCATGroup + TraditionalIntegrated 230BM
WarwickYes2:1Any SubjectGAMSATSelection CentreIntegrated 164MBChB
CardiffYesAAAb2 of: Chem, Bio, Maths, PhysUKCATTraditionalIntegrated 300MBChB
SwanseaYes2:1Any SubjectGAMSATSelection CentreIntegrated 70MBChB
AberdeenAAAChem + Bio or Phys or MathsUKCATMMIIntegrated 168MBChB
DundeeYesAAAChem + Bio or PhysUKCATMMIIntegrated 340MBChB
EdinburghAAAChem + Bio or Phys or MathsUKCATNoneIntegrated 205MBChB
GlasgowAAAChem + Bio or Phys or MathsUKCATTraditionalPBL230MBChB
St Andrew'sYesAAAChem + Bio or Phys or MathsUKCATMMITraditional160BSc (MBChB)
Queen's BelfastAAAbChem + Bio or Phys or MathsUKCATMMIIntegrated 260MB BCh BAO
  • Be sure to check the admissions website for the universities for the latest news.
  • The number in brackets following MMI denotes the number of MMI stations.
  • Hull York interview has 20 minute group assessment and then two traditional interviews.
  • Warwick uses a half-day selection centre featuring a group based task, written exercise and structured interview.
  • Edinburgh do not routinely interview school leavers. Graduate applicants for the standard course are interviewed using MMI. There is no GEM course.