University of Leicester

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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There has been a Medical School at the University of Leicester, teaching the MBChB Medical Degree for more than 40 years. Our experience ensures an excellent standard of teaching and a supportive community and our excellent modern facilities provide a state-of-the art learning environment. We have revised our curriculum to make it even more patient-focussed. Our course is designed to be clinically relevant throughout and integrates your learning, enabling you to acquire the medical knowledge and professional competencies that are essential to practise medicine effectively. You will have hands-on experience – working with real patients from the beginning. Throughout the course you will learn from expert academics and medical practitioners working at the sharp end of the NHS. Their teaching is directly influenced by their expertise in such diverse fields as heart disease, cancer and genetics – some of the areas where Leicester's reputation is truly global. Our new curriculum is designed to prepare future doctors to meet the challenges of healthcare in the 21st Century. When you graduate you will take forward the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that are required to practise medicine effectively and successfully, and will be prepared for the inevitable changes in practice that will occur in the future.

Course details


The number of places on offer per year is currently 290. Phase 1 of the course lasts 2 years and is largely in the Medical School. However, there is early patient contact from the start of the course and all teaching is patient-focused. Phases 3,4 and 5 take place in clinical settings in teaching hospitals in Leicester, District General hospitals or in the community. During the course you can also choose to undertake an additional year of study to gain an intercalated degree by a route of your choice. Please visit our website for more detailed information or contact us to request a prospectus.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 October

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeA100
Institution code L34
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Including Chemistry or Biology, plus one other science from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. Maths and Further Maths count as one subject. Human Biology and Biology count as one subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Approved Access to Medicine courses are considered, please enquire with the Medical School for further details. Overall Distinction required with 45 Level 3 Credits at Distinction, or distinction in all graded credits for pre-reformed courses
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher AAA Either alone or in a combination with A-levels. Must include Chemistry and one of Biology, Psychology or Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points Pass Diploma with 36 points overall (not including core or bonus points) including three higher level subjects at Grade 6 or above including Chemistry or Biology, plus one other science from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 Including Chemistry plus one of Biology, Psychology, Physics.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 All applicants are expected to have grade B/6 in English Language, Mathematics and two science GCSEs (either Chemistry and Biology or Double Science).

Graduate Entry Graduates and final year undergraduates of any discipline are welcome to apply if you have achieved (or been predicted) at least a 2:1 Honours Degree. You must also have at least the minimum GCSE requirements above (or equivalent) plus A-level Chemistry or Biology at grade B.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


We run a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) approach, rather than a single formal interview. Across various stations you will be assessed on your communications skills, problem-solving abilities and your motivation for a career in medicine.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

English language requirements

IELTS 7.5 with at least 7.0 in each component is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

This information will be updated as soon as the tuition fees for the academic year 2020/1 have been confirmed. For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website:
Medicine at University of Leicester - UCAS