Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to be No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2020), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele. The medicine MBChB 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 activities (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 or research methodologies, publish scientific papers and present at conferences. Medical students at UK medical schools who are from outside the UK and Ireland 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:

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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 see web pages for further details of the university contextual data scheme for medicine:

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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. For 2022 entry we plan to use face-to-face interviews. However, in the event that travel restrictions are imposed as part of the country’s ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we reserve the right to conduct interviews remotely via video conferencing, either for all candidates or specifically for international candidates.


All home (UK & Ireland) applicants will be required to complete a roles and responsibilities form detailing relevant experiences as part of the selection process.

Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT)

This test is required if you are a graduate applicant who does not meet our A-Level requirements. Please see details of qualification requirements on our web site. Please note that graduate applicants must also take either UCAT or BMAT, as appropriate (see above).

Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

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

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £39000 Year 1
International £39000 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

** In 2017 a consultation by the Department of Health and Social Care recommended that International medical students pay the full tuition and training costs including placement fees; this was not implemented in 2018, 2019 or 2020. If this is implemented from 2021-22, new international students will be required to pay university tuition fees plus an annual supplement to cover the cost of clinical placements, which is likely to be approximately £20,000 per annum for the five years of the programme.

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From Monday 6 July: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (weekdays only) Thursday 13 August: 8.00 am - 8.00 pm Friday 14 August: 8.30 am - 6.00 pm Saturday 15 August: 10.00 am - 4.30 pm Sunday 16 August: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm From Monday 17 August: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm ( weekdays only)

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