UCL medicine entry requirements [2023]

UCL medicine entry requirements.

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do UCL offers medicine?


UCL is among the universities where you can study medicine.

once you meet up with their requirements for studying medicine, you can apply and wait for your Admission.

is UCL good for medicine?


UCL is a good University to study medicine.

we recommend this school for any student who want to study medicine.

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 UCL  Entry Requirements

Academic requirements

Applicants should carefully check that they will meet UCL Medical School’s minimum academic standard before making an application. Please read the 2023 entry requirements and also see the UCL online prospectus entry.


Candidates may re-sit GCSE subjects in order to meet the GCSE requirements. Graduates who re-sat A levels before their degree will also be considered. Otherwise, we do not accept qualification re-sits, including re-starting Year 12.


In addition to reading the Entry Requirements information, international applicants who do not speak English as a first language should ensure that they take one of the English Language qualifications (to “advanced level”) from the list of those accepted by UCL.


All applicants must take the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT). BMAT will be used to assess scientific aptitude and will focus on scientific abilities relevant to the study of medicine. The BMAT scores are used, along with other information in the UCAS application, to help us select candidates for interview.


Access Arrangements are available for the BMAT if you have a disability or special requirement, and are entitled to support for other exams.


Requests for Special Consideration for the BMAT exam must be applied for following Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing procedures. UCL does not take such requests directly from the candidate, test centre or school.


Non-academic Requirements

Must be 18 years of age at the time they start the medical degree programme. Applicants who apply but would be under 18 at the start of that year’s programme will be considered for a deferred place or advised to reapply. The early clinical contact in our programme means that younger students cannot be admitted as they would not be able to fully participate in the course. There is no upper age limit.

  • Occupational Health Clearance

All offers include a condition requiring occupational health clearance. Detailed guidance regarding the required occupational health clearance will be provided to offer-holders by the Admissions Officers.

  • Occupational Health procedure overview

Police Checks

Admission is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) Section 4(2) (Exemption) Order 1975 and DHSS Circular HC (88) 9 guidelines regarding child protection and police checks. It is also considered important to ensure that an applicant’s attitudes and values are such that he or she can reasonably be admitted to the medical profession.

Applicants accepting an offer will be required to undertake a police check. International students are requested to approach their local police force for a police check. UK students must be checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). DBS checks are instigated during the summer. Further details will be provided to firm offer-holders.

From 2021 entry students will be responsible for costs associated with DBS enhanced checks (or equivalent police checks) required for patient contact.

UCL medicine entry requirements 2023

MBBS Academic Requirements

Applicants should carefully check that they will meet the minimum academic standard before making an application. The entry requirements for the medical degree programme may differ from those of other undergraduate programmes at UCL. The range of qualifications accepted for Medicine is limited to those that appear on the online prospectus.

The majority of applicants apply on the basis of GCE A Levels or the International Baccalaureate diploma. Please note that we do not consider international qualifications unless otherwise indicated on the online prospectus.

The information provided on the UCAS application must be accurate and complete. Applicants who receive an offer should be aware that they are not usually permitted to drop subjects listed on their UCAS application, as we will have made our assessment in good faith based upon the information supplied by the applicant

Medicine Requirements for UK Graduates in UCL

We consider graduates or students in their final year of degree studies who have obtained, or are expected to obtain, at least an upper second-class Honours (2.1) UK degree. Degrees awarded by universities outside the UK are not acceptable. Students should note that we do not consider applications from candidates who have started but not finished their degree.


Graduate applicants should offer at least ABB grades in A-levels taken prior to their first degree (or IB Higher Levels with scores of 6,5,5). We also accept ABB equivalents in one of the above listed ‘Other Qualifications’. Graduates who re-sat A-levels or an accepted equivalent qualification before their degree will also be considered. Otherwise, we do not accept any re-sitting of qualifications. If a graduate meets the entry grade requirements, but has not taken A-level Chemistry and/or Biology they may sit these subjects during or after the degree. We will expect grade A* or A*A, if taking both subjects (or IB Higher Levels with scores of 7 or 7 and 6).

GCE A-levels Requirements

We require three A-levels studied at the same time (which must be completed within two years). The examinations for the three A-levels must be sat at the same time. We do not accept qualification re-sits, including re-starting Year 12. A-levels from recognised UK examination boards are the only “advanced levels” accepted. Chemistry and Biology must be studied at A-level. The third subject is the student’s own choice and can be any subject other than General Studies or Critical Thinking.

Our standard conditional offer will be grades A*AA to include A*A in Chemistry and Biology, either order.

Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme.

We would expect any “extra” qualifications that an applicant has undertaken to be completed and passed.

GCSE Requirements

All candidates must offer GCSE (or IGCSE, O-level, IB or EB equivalent) at grade B/6 or above in both English Language and Mathematics. Candidates may re-sit GCSE subjects in order to meet the GCSE requirements.

For international students, if English is not your first language then an alternative English Language test may be offered. The “Advanced” level grade must be achieved in each case

Extended Project Qualification

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) can provide useful preparation for undergraduate study in terms of undertaking research, writing up a project and making a presentation.


Students may also find that the EPQ allows them the opportunity to enjoy researching an area of particular interest and it may provide a useful topic for discussion during interviews.


We would encourage students to consider taking the EPQ if it is offered at their school. If you are not able to undertake an EPQ then we would encourage you to try to develop the relevant research skills through independent learning.

Other Qualifications

For detail of the entry requirements for other acceptable entry qualifications, as listed below, please visit the online prospectus and choose the qualification from the drop-down list.


European Baccalaureate

Scottish Advanced Highers and Highers

Welsh Baccalaureate

Cambridge Pre-University Diploma

Irish Leaving Certificate

Singaporean Cambridge A-levels or NUS Diplomas


Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE

Access to Medicine HE Diploma

Currently, we accept applications from candidates who are studying the Access to HE Diploma (Medicine) at the College of West Anglia or Access to HE Diploma (Medicine) conforming to the QAA subject descriptor for medicine. Candidates studying the Access to HE Diploma (Medicine) conforming to the QAA subject descriptor for medicine please confirm with the provider that the diploma meets this requirement before registering. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that their Access diploma is eligible before applying to this Medical School.

Please note that no other access courses are accepted. Candidates applying with an ineligible Access diploma will be unsuccessful in their applications.

International Baccalaureate

Candidates taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) must offer three subjects including Chemistry and Biology at Higher Level, plus three subjects at Standard Level.


If Mathematics and English Language are not offered as part of the diploma, they should be offered as GCSE or IGCSE at grade B/6.


Our standard conditional offer will be 39 points out of 45 overall. The grades for the three Higher subjects must make up at least 19 points and must include Biology and Chemistry, with scores 6 and 7, either order. Scores below 5 in any subject are not acceptable.

Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme

Contextual admissions

We want to make sure that the Imperial learning community is as diverse as the society we serve. So to make our admissions process as fair as possible, we have introduced admissions schemes for Home students that allow us to consider your application in the full context of any additional barriers you may face.

Find out if you meet the eligibility criteria for our contextual admissions schemes.

If your predicted grades meet the minimum College entry standard of AAA (including Chemistry and Biology) at A-level or an equivalent level qualification in the relevant subjects, the School of Medicine will consider you on the basis of an adjusted BMAT threshold score. This takes into consideration how personal and school circumstances may have impacted your achievement.

If you meet the contextual BMAT threshold, you will be invited to interview. If you are successful at interview, you will receive a contextual offer of AAA at A-level or an equivalent level qualification.

Read more about the contextual admissions scheme in this department and others.

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