Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.


UCAS Apply is an online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.


The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.


Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

Advanced numeracy requirement (7 or A in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent)
Standard literacy requirement (4 or C in GCSE English or equivalent)

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels

Additional requirements


The University Clinical Aptitude Test (formerly UKCAT) is required. Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UCAT; please see the UCAT website for details.

The combined score from all subtests, with the exception of Situational Judgement, will be used to select applicants for interview. For 2022 entry, the final UCAT threshold score to be invited to interview was 2870 for home applicants and 2910 for overseas applicants. However, the number used as a threshold for interview is subject to change year-on-year.

Work experience

Work experience is not a requirement for this course, but it is encouraged. Please see the Admissions statement for further details

International Baccalaureate Diploma

36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations)


DDD in Applied Science BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, with Distinctions in six specified Chemistry units

A-level contextual offer

ABB including A in Chemistry and B in one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics

A-level standard offer

AAA including Chemistry and either Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

Graduates are required to obtain a 2:1 in their degree plus ABB at A-level, including A in Chemistry and B in either Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAA

A-level contextual offer: ABB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

5 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS


The closing date for Medicine UCAS applications is 15 October. UCAS advises that no more than four choices from a possible five are used for Medicine.



£9,250 per year, home students

£36,800 per year, international students



AAA including Biology/Human Biology or Chemistry, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. All science A levels must include a pass in the practical element


No acceptable pathways for 2022 entry


Not accepted


BBB including Biology or Chemistry


6 subjects at H2 including Biology or Chemistry


See below for a list of accepted courses and grade requirements


85% overall with 85% in Biology or Chemistry and 85% in two other subjects


36 points with HL 6 in three subjects to include Biology or Chemistry


  • Six GCSEs at grade 7/A or above, including Mathematics and either two science subjects (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or double science. Alternatively, Triple Science, Science, Additional Science and Further Science GCSEs are accepted.
  • GCSE English Language grade 6/B.
  • If Methods of Mathematics & Application of Mathematics are taken, we require grade 7 or grade A in both. They will be considered as a single grade 7/A for screening purposes as together they are equivalent to the full Mathematics GCSE.
  • We will only accept one of the following: Learning for Life & Work, Expressive Arts, Catering, Child Development, Business & Communication Systems (ICAA), Health & Social Care and Leisure & Tourism.
  • GCSE short courses, BTEC Level 2, OCR Level 2 and Functional Skills are not accepted

Applicants who do not meet the GCSE requirement MUST be resitting GCSE’s and predicted to achieve the required grade. This should be evident from their UCAS application.

Course structure


First year

This year will help you to explore health and wellbeing through case-based learning, to provide a foundation for your knowledge and skills, alongside clinical placements in primary and secondary care.

Second year

In this year you will explore disease processes and construct a list of differential diagnoses for common symptoms through case-based learning, alongside clinical placements in primary and secondary care.

Third year

You will work in primary and secondary care settings in our clinical academies, where you will meet patients presenting for scheduled (elective) and unscheduled (emergency) care and learn about how common conditions are managed in the NHS.


Between years three and four, there is an opportunity to spend an additional year studying for an intercalated degree in a medical science or humanities subject.

Fourth year

You will learn about the care of patients across the life course, from birth to old age in primary, community and secondary care in our clinical academies in preparation for your final knowledge-based and clinical examinations.

Fifth year

Following your elective study, you will prepare for your Foundation programme posts by working within clinical teams in the clinical academies, experiencing teamwork and decision-making in primary, community and secondary care clinical practice. You will be supported to deal with the uncertainties inherent in the practice of medicine to equip you to provide safe and effective care in all clinical settings.


Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

Highlights of Medicine at UEA 

  • Learning with and from real patients, from the first month of your course
  • Exploring anatomy linked to clinical practice in our anatomy facility, including dissection
  • Access to a varied range of clinical placements on acute hospital wards, specialist units and in general practice
  • Linking theory with practice across the course, including during small-group teaching sessions and within primary care placements
  • Developing your clinical skills with access to the world-class and architecture-award winning Bob Champion Research and Education Building, with its state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built clinical resource centre
  • Developing the art of communication through our excellent consultation skills programme, supported by dedicated tutors and role-players
  • A team of respected, highly experienced teaching and research academics, who’ll support your learning in our friendly, student-centred School
  • Strong networks for student support, including a dedicated and experienced team of senior advisers.

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