This course is only open to students who are living in the UK and have UK home status, indefinite leave to remain, or refugee status (with a letter from the home office as evidence) at the time you make your application.
You must also meet the following criteria:
- The University of Nottingham's contextual admissions criteria- Do not meet the standard or contextual entry requirements for the five-year Medicine course- Have not already attended university
You cannot apply to both the five year Medicine course and the Medicine with a Foundation Year course.
If you meet the entry requirements for the five-year Medicine course, you must only apply for the five-year Medicine course.
If you achieve ABB at A Level, choose to resit one or both of your B grades, and then achieve all standard or contextual entry requirements for the five-year Medicine course, you must only apply for the five-year Medicine course.
A level offer:
We do not use predicted A level grades and do not score A levels, AS levels, or equivalent as part of our selection process. However, any offers made will be conditional on meeting the A level requirements.
BBC: must include a B in both biology (or human biology) and chemistry.
A pass is normally required in science practical tests, where these are assessed separately. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of practical tests taking place, this will not required for 2022 applicants.
We will not accept citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies, or global perspectives.
You must study three A levels for two years and meet the entry requirements, however you can take an extra A level a year earlier or later if needed to meet the entry requirements or recommended by your school or college.
Please note we do not usually accept A levels which have taken three years to complete. A Level resits are not accepted.
28 (5, 5, 5 at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry, excluding core component) and GCSE requirements (or equivalent).
We will accept either of the mathematics qualifications for the IB at standard level (SL) or higher level (HL).
We do not score the IB and we do not require predicted IB grades as part of our selection process. However, you will still need to achieve the IB grades required to meet your offer.
We require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Level 6 (B).
These must include Maths; English language; and chemistry and biology, or double science if you have not taken the individual science subjects.
You will need a minimum of Level 6 in both maths and English language.
You will also need a minimum of Level 6 in both chemistry and biology or Level 6,6 in double science.
When selecting for interview, GCSE grades are scored and allocated points. We score a maximum of 6 GCSEs including the required subject grades.
We do not accept any GCSE resits for this course.
We do not accept applied science, short course GCSEs, or functional skills for English and maths.
GCSEs taken over multiple years may be accepted for home schooled students as long as they meet the entry requirements.
English Language Requirements:
If your home country is not the UK, but you moved to the UK (with indefinite leave to remain) within two years before taking GCSE English language or equivalent and did not achieve Level 6 then we will accept one of the following qualifications:
- IELTS 7.5 (no less than 7.0 in any element)- Pearson Test of English (Academic) 73 (minimum 67)- Cambridge Proficiency/Advanced test (from January 2015) 191 with no element below 185
Applicants are usually expected to complete regular work experience when applying for medicine. This can be:
- Volunteering in a care related setting - Volunteering with disadvantaged groups- Paid employment in a job working with the general public
As part of your application we usually ask for evidence of your work experience. This may include a description of the experience, dates for when it took place, and a reference contact.
Please note, we are not expecting any work experience to have taken place or be ongoing after March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your application for 2022 entry will not be negatively affected if youve been unable to complete any work experience you had planned. We will however be looking for knowledge of the profession and an understanding of the scope of the role and we may ask about this during your interview.
If possible we'd advise that you speak to someone working in the NHS to ensure you are making an informed choice about your career in medicine. We expect you to demonstrate a commitment to caring for people and a realistic idea of what working as a doctor entails.
Any students considering a gap year should use their time constructively either by working or further preparing yourself for a future career in medicine.
You must also complete the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) in the same year you are applying. We do not accept the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) for entry.
We do not have a fixed UCAT threshold score when selecting for interview. We do not accept applicants who achieve Band 4 on the Situational Judgement Test on the UCAT.
For more information, please refer to the UCAT website www.ucat.ac.uk.
You will be required to have an interview. This usually takes the form of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI). For 2022 entry, interviews may be face to face or online using Microsoft Teams. We will provide more details as they become available.
Interviews are offered to candidates based on scores as calculated by our selection process. The percentage threshold varies from year to year based on the number of applicants.
If you meet the entry requirements for the course and have completed the Nottingham Pathways Programme, the Nottingham Potential Summer School or the Nottingham Sutton Trust Summer School, you will be considered for the interview stage without having to go through the UCAT/GCSE scoring stage of our selection process. However you will still need to sit the UCAT and achieve Band 1 to 3 on the Situational Judgement Test.
Find out more at https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/medicine/study-with-us/undergraduate/undergraduate-medicine/undergraduate-selection-process.aspx.
Fitness to Practise:
We must be confident in your conduct, health and ability to be professional and interact safely with patients. As part of your application you will be required to have an occupational health assessment and a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.
If we have any serious concerns we will not offer you a place, and reserve the right to revoke offers should serious concerns arise before starting the course.
Find out more at https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/medicine/study-with-us/undergraduate/undergraduate-medicine/fitness-to-study.aspx.
Excluded Students Database:
When offering places to students we check the MSC Excluded Students Database as part of our commitment to professionalism and fitness to practise. We may also ask if you have encountered professionalism issues with other professional bodies such as the Pharmacy Council or the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
If either we or another medical school have terminated your studies, your details are shared with regulatory bodies and other medical schools through this database.
If you would like more information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact our enquiries team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)1522 886644.