Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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At Keele University, we’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 UK universities for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home. The course is designed to ensure you meet the necessary standards in terms of professional behaviours, skills and knowledge that new doctors need, as identified by the General Medical Council in ‘Outcomes for Graduates’. At Keele, we put an emphasis on feedback to help you improve your knowledge, understanding and performance of medical practice. The modern, spiral, highly-integrated medical curriculum combines a range of learning strategies, including early clinical experience, integrated communication and clinical skills teaching, practical sessions, including dissection, problem-based-learning (PBL), lectures and seminars. You will have extensive experience of clinical placements in both primary and secondary care settings and in the community sector. Inter-professional learning and student interests are fostered throughout the programme. Further opportunities for diversity are encouraged through intercalation. Opportunities for intercalation to pursue an additional qualification in a medicine-related subject are available and include studying at bachelor’s level after the second year or master’s level after the fourth year. Intercalation is a year out of your undergraduate medical studies in order to study a subject area in greater depth before returning to complete the medical course. An intercalated degree provides you with an opportunity to pursue an additional qualification in a medicine-related subject that interests you, acquire a better understanding of basic biomedical sciences, medical humanities and research methodologies, publish scientific papers and present at conferences. Medical students at UK medical schools who are from overseas and do not have right of residence must check how the latest information on visa requirements affects their postgraduate training period. Please see the 'Visas and immigration' website: Information about medical careers after graduation is correct at the time of going to press. For up-to-date information please visit:

Course details


For a list of indicative and likely optional modules please visit the course website.

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

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Course codeA100
Institution code K12
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 To include Chemistry or Biology and a second subject from this list: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Maths/Statistics/Further Maths, Physics, Psychology plus a third academic subject. To exclude General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship. A level Maths/Further Maths/Statistics are not accepted in combination. Any science A-level (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) completed since 2017 must include a pass in the practical endorsement: without this endorsement the qualification will be judged to have been failed, regardless of the headline grade.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 45 credits P: 15 credits We accept any Access to Medicine diplomas within the Access to Medicine subject descriptor pilot, these are expected to be:Bolton College (Open Awards), Dudley College (Open College Network West Midlands), Harlow College (CAVA),Truro & Penwith College (CAVA), Ascentis-validated diploma We also accept Access to Medicine Diplomas from College of West Anglia (CAVA), Manchester College (Open Awards) Stafford College ( Open college Network West Midlands up to 2020) and Sussex Downs College (Laser Learning Awards).
Scottish Advanced Higher AB Advanced Higher a minimum of AB from two subjects (both sciences) sat in S6 - any additional subject sat at Higher level in S6 must be achieved at grade B or higher. In addition at Higher applicants should have a minimum of AAAAB, including Chemistry/Biology plus a second science both at A, to be achieved by the end of S5 (i.e. before applying). Any science subject not being offered at Higher or Advanced Higher level must have been passed at Standard/National 5 grade B/2.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points To include 666 at Higher Level and 665 at Standard Level. Higher Level subjects should include Chemistry or Biology, plus one from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths and a third rigorous subject. Any science not taken at the Higher Level must be offered at Standard Level grade 5 or GCSE grade B (or equivalent). Points awarded for the Extended Essay or Theory of Knowledge are not taken into account but these components must have been completed. Standard GCSE requirements apply. Alternatively Mid-Years Programme (MYP) Five x 6s at MYP to include maths and all the sciences at grade 5.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 We require a minimum of five GCSE subjects at grade A (or 7), not including short-course GCSEs. Mathematics and English language must be passed at a minimum of grade 6/B. All sciences are required and must be passed at a minimum of grade 6/B Acceptable: - biology, chemistry and physics (6/6/6) - combined science (6/6) - IGCSE co-ordinated science (double award). GCSE Applied Science and IGCSE single award combined science are not an accepted as meeting our GCSE science requirement. Applicants who have studied in Scotland must have passed a broad range of subjects with a minimum of 5 subjects at Standard or National 5 grade A/1. English Language and Mathematics must be passed with a minimum of grade B/2. Any science subject not being offered at Higher or Advanced Higher level must also have been passed at Standard/National 5 Level B/2.

Widening Participation in Medicine: A collaboration of UK Medical Schools (UKWPMED): The UKWPMED scheme is designed to facilitate entry to medicine for applicants from socially and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. It is open to secondary school students in Year 13 who have successfully completed a specific widening participation (WP) programme at a medical school participating in the scheme. If you are eligible and apply to study medicine at any participating medical school, you will receive the same consideration in the selection process as offered to graduates of the named WP programme delivered by that medical school. For full details on the scheme please see the link below:

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)

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced plus Barring Lists) will be required for successful candidates.

Health checks

A satisfactory health check will be required for successful candidates.


Our selection process requires candidates to be interviewed before any offer can be made. Approximately 700 applicants will be invited to attend for an interview, these are usually held at Keele University. Our interviews usually take the form of multiple mini-interviews (MMIs) where candidates undertake a series of short interview stations. However, during the 2021 entry cycle we will be using online interviews


All UK candidates will be required to complete a Roles and Responsibilities Form detailing their work experience as part of a selection process.

Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

This test is required if you are an overseas applicant. Applicants who fulfill the entry requirements will be ranked on BMAT for interview.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

This test is required if you are a UK applicant. We exclude candidates with a total UCAT score lower than 2280 or a situational judgement test (SJT) result in band 4.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* 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 Keele University - UCAS