University of Worcester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Medicine (Graduate Entry)

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Course summary

We are now open to applications from home and international students for 2023 entry. The deadline for home students is 15 October 2022, and for international students is 25 January 2023. Overview Our MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) is a 4-year, graduate-entry, programme that will prepare you to be a compassionate, highly skilled doctor able to pursue any career pathway you choose. At Worcester you’ll spend much of your time learning medicine in the community alongside patients, as well as studying on campus. You’ll work closely with primary care teams, consultants and allied health professionals during a series of projects and placements - in general practice, outreach clinics, community hospitals and care facilities. You will of course spend time in hospitals – for example on medical and surgical wards, from specialised cancer treatment centres and psychiatric in-patient units, to labour wards and research laboratories - but from your first weeks as a medical student you will meet patients in general practice and start to join them on their healthcare journey. Key features

  • Open to graduates of any discipline. We welcome applications from graduates in any subject area, including non-science degrees.
  • Problem based learning. You’ll work in small groups facilitated by practicing doctors following a 'problem based learning' curriculum. This often starts with the problems patients bring to you, and means you will learn about health from both the doctors’ and patients’ perspective.
  • Community based. For much of the course you’ll be immersed in the community, NHS and local health care teams.
  • Clinical skills training. We're developing a brand-new specialist teaching space on campus, which will contain simulation facilities for clinical skills training.
  • Interdisciplinary. You’ll work and learn alongside students from a range of health professions courses – providing many opportunities to learn from one another.
  • Train for any specialism. You'll train to work as a medical doctor and with further training can practice in any specialist area, from General Practice or Public Health, to Psychiatry, Anaesthesia or Surgery.
Accreditation Like all new medical schools this programme is undergoing the process of accreditation by the UK General Medical Council (GMC). This process will not be finalised until our first cohort is about to graduate. At any stage, including before admission of the first group, the GMC approval process can be halted. As part of the new school accreditation process, the GMC require new medical schools to have a contingency plan which would be enacted should the School not successfully complete the process or progression is delayed. The contingency plan is in place to allow those students who have been enrolled and started as students on the Worcester course to complete their studies and receive a UK Primary Medical Qualification from an alternative awarding body. Worcester’s contingency school is Swansea University Medical School. Students from other new Medical School have told us that they enjoyed being part of a process that helped shape a new School with modern approaches, modern attitudes and enthusiasm for success.

Course details


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Assessment method

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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • General Medical Council

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The MBChB course at Worcester is a graduate-entry programme. To be considered you will: - hold, or be expected to achieve in the year of application, a 1st or 2:1 undergraduate degree in any subject (or 2:2 plus Masters or Doctoral degree) - have passed GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above in Maths and English* - not have previously commenced a medical degree in the UK or overseas If your degree is in a non-Science subject you will also need to: - have passed GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above in two science subjects (maths is not included as a science subject) *Applicants whose first language is not English must also: - have passed IELTS with a score of at least 7.0 overall, with 7 in the speaking component and at least 6.5 in all other in all components **Additional requirements** You will then be required to pass UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) or GAMSAT (Graduate Medical School Admission Test) to a requisite level. If shortlisted you will be invited to sit the Casper situational judgment test AND attend two panel interviews. (whilst the pandemic regulations and restriction on travel apply, these are likely to be online interviews). Final acceptance onto the course will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (or international equivalent), and an occupational health assessment.

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



If an application is progressed further by the medical school, candidates will need to sit an on-line Situational Judgement Test organised independently by CASPer.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

Pass UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) OR GAMSAT (Graduate Medical School Admission Test) to a requisite level

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7Pass IELTS with a score of at least 7.0 overall, with 7 in the speaking component and at least 6.5 in all other in all components (applicants from non-English speaking countries only)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £45100* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £45100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.
Medicine (Graduate Entry) at University of Worcester - UCAS