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.



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.


Full Time
Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
UCAS Course Code
Entry Requirements
Duration (Years)

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.


Autumn Exam Series

Applicants who receive Teacher Assessed Grades in summer 2021 and are sitting the Autumn Exam Series may apply through UCAS for September 2022 entry if they meet the following criteria:

Achieved and awarded a minimum of ABB/AAC in their Teacher Assessed Grades

A Levels were completed within two years

Applicants will be subject to the usual admissions process including UCAT test and interview.

For applicants sitting A level exams for the first time in summer 2022:

  • Applicants are expected to be taking a minimum of 3 A Levels in Year 13 and be predicted AAA or above, including Biology/Human Biology or Chemistry and two further A level subjects of the applicant’s choice.  Science A levels must include a pass in the practical element.   Where an applicant is also taking additional qualifications such as a fourth AS/A level or EPQ these must also be included on their application but will not be subject to grade requirements.  Applicants without a fourth subject will be considered.  Grades must be achieved over 2 consecutive years.
  • Students who have received final A-level grades in summer 2021 including teacher assessment grades, and are sitting exams in the autumn 2021 or the summer 2022, will be required to have achieved ABB or AAC in those summer 2021 results. Students who received calculated grades from other qualifications in the summer of 2021 will also be expected to have achieved the equivalent of ABB or AAC.
  • If applying with achieved A levels applicants must include what they have been doing since completing A levels. Applications from those currently studying in higher education will only be considered if the qualification will be completed by 31 August 2022. This includes Master degrees and PhD degrees.  If an applicant is in the first or second year of a degree they will not be considered.  Please refer to our Graduate Requirement for full details.
  • Level 3 qualifications not accepted: Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, Leisure Studies, Applied Science, General Studies, BTEC qualifications. Only one of Mathematics or Further Mathematics will be accepted, not both.
  • A Level resits can only be considered for  applicants providing they achieved ABB/AAC at the first sitting. Resit applicants will usually be expected to achieve at least one A* to compensate for the additional time spent studying.
  • Applicants studying A Levels over more than two years will fall under our resit policy and will usually be expected to achieve an A* to reflect the additional time spent studying. This excludes applicants who meet the Autumn Exam Series criteria above.

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