Medicine at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Start your journey to become a doctor, learning from world-leading researchers and clinicians to achieve your goals. You'll be taught by experienced teachers in a Medical School with 50 years' experience training doctors and an excellent reputation for teaching and research. At Nottingham, we'll help you gain the clinical skills, knowledge and confidence to lead people through some of life’s most significant times. Two degrees in one You'll undertake a supervised research project in your third year, leading to the award of an integrated Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci). You'll then continue into your final years putting your learning into practice on placements at hospitals and GP surgeries to earn your BMBS. Full-body dissection We're one of the few Medical Schools in the UK that helps you learn anatomy using full-body dissection. Case-based learning A case-based learning course which makes use of real patient scenarios and focuses you on their key clinical points. Great community Medical students at Nottingham join a lively student community. The student-led medicine society puts on regular events throughout the year and provides support in the form of peer mentoring and more. Broad range of expertise You'll be able to explore a range of research areas as part of your studies, working alongside leaders in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cancer research, mental health technology and more.


During this course, you'll spend your early years (years one to three) building your understanding and knowledge of the scientific and professional basics of medicine. Areas of study will include, but are not limited to: respiratory, cardiovascular, cancer, musculoskeletal systems, gastrointestinal medicine, renal, endocrine, reproduction, and Central Nervous System. You'll supplement this by patient interactions in hospitals or primary care settings. In year three, you'll begin a supervised research project in an area of your choice. this will lead to being awarded the BMedSci. Following your project, you'll move into the final years and begin the Clinical Phase. Your final two years will see you undertake a series of immersive placements at hospitals and GP surgeries. You’ll cover a range of specialities and experience medicine in different care settings, giving you a broad understanding and experience of how differently the NHS functions and cares for patients. This part will see you graduate with a BMBS, enabling you to work as a doctor on the UK Foundation Programme after you graduate. For the most up-to-date module information and full details, please visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a variety of assessment methods, including: practical exams, coursework, clinical exams, logbooks, case studies, presentations, portfolio and a workplace-based assessment.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Graduates: You are also able to apply for this course if you already have a degree. You will need a 2:1 degree in any subject plus the A level requirements and a minimum of GCSE level 4 (C) in maths and English language You may also consider applying for our Graduate Entry Medicine course as this is specifically aimed at graduates of other disciplines. Candidates may apply for medicine during any year of their existing degree studies – you do not need to withdraw. You may continue with your studies while awaiting your new Medicine application outcome. Any exams taken while on the degree will not be taken into consideration. A-levels and GCSE’s must therefore meet the requirements as outlined in our standard requirements. Where a candidate is reliant on their degree for academic entry purposes, they may apply for our course through UCAS at the beginning of their final year with their degree or integrated masters result pending. In these cases, offers to study Medicine will be conditional on candidates achieving the necessary academic requirements. The degree must be an honours degree and the award must be conferred to us by providing a final transcript no later than 20 July each year. Degrees must have been completed in the natural length intended for your qualification - for example 3 years for a bachelors (like a BSc) or 4 years for an undergraduate masters (like an MSci). If you are applying with an undergraduate (bachelors or undergraduate masters) degree, you may not need to meet the standard A level requirements. We will review this if you have achieved or are predicted to achieve a first class honours degree at undergraduate level in a relevant subject with enough biology and chemistry content. You will still, however, need to have achieved as least a 4 (C) in GCSE in both maths and English language. Any offers made without the A level requirements are conditional on you achieving a first in your primary degree before starting the course. For more information on which degrees are relevant, please contact the Student Recruitment Support Hub. Accelerated degrees resulting in the award of a BSc Hons (completed over two years rather than three) may be accepted in lieu of A levels where a 1st class has been achieved. We will review these applications on a case-by-case basis. GCSE maths and English language must still be achieved at a minimum of C grade. For information on whether your degree is accepted please contact the Student Recruitment Support Hub.

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

We must be confident in your conduct, health and ability to be professional and interact safely with patients. As part of your application you will be required to have an occupational health assessment and a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check. This will take place after an offer we have made has been accepted by you.

Health checks

We must be confident in your conduct, health and ability to be professional and interact safely with patients. As part of your application you will be required to have an occupational health assessment and a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check. This usually takes place around May or June for offer holders. We are able to accept pre-existing DBS checks as long as they meet the enhanced criteria check and are registered on the Update Service. If we have any serious concerns we will not offer you a place, and reserve the right to revoke offers should serious concerns arise before starting the course.


You will be required to have an interview. This usually takes the form of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI). For 2024 entry, interviews will take place online using Microsoft Teams. Interviews are offered to candidates based on scores as calculated by our selection process. The percentage threshold varies from year to year based on the number of applicants. If you meet the entry requirements for the course and have completed the Nottingham Pathways to Medicine Programme, Lincoln Summer School, the Nottingham Potential Summer School or the Nottingham Sutton Trust Summer School, you will be considered for the interview stage without having to go through the UCAT/GCSE scoring stage of our selection process. The fast track to interview is also available for elite athletes if the minimum entry requirements are met. If you are eligible for the fast track to interview you will still need to sit the UCAT and achieve Band 1 to 3 on the Situational Judgement Test. The fast track to interview is only applicable to those applying for their first degree.


Work Experience: Applicants are usually expected to complete regular work experience when applying for medicine. This can be: Volunteering in a care related setting Volunteering with disadvantaged groups Paid employment in a job working with the general public Please note, we are not expecting any work experience to have taken place or be ongoing after March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your application for 2024 entry will not be negatively affected if you’ve been unable to complete any work experience you had planned. We will however be looking for knowledge of the profession and an understanding of the scope of the role and we may ask about this during your interview. If possible we'd advise that you speak to someone working in the NHS to ensure you are making an informed choice about your career in medicine. We expect you to demonstrate a commitment to caring for people and a realistic idea of what working as a doctor entails. Any students considering a gap year should use their time constructively either by working or further preparing yourself for a future career in medicine. Deferral requests: Requests to defer must be received by 1st May in order to be considered. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

All applicants must take the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) in the same year you are applying. We do not accept the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) for this course. Applicants who achieve a Band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test in the UCAT will not be considered. For more information, please refer to the UCAT website

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.5with no less than 7.0 in any element
PTE Academic79with a minimum of 76 in each component
Cambridge English Proficiency191 with no element below 185
Cambridge English Advanced191 with no element below 185

If your home country is not the UK, but you moved to the UK (with indefinite leave to remain) within two years before taking GCSE English Language or equivalent and did not achieve Level 6 then we will accept one of the alternative qualifications listed above.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £28700* Year 1
EU £28700* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Medicine at University of Nottingham - UCAS