Medicine at Keele University - UCAS

Course summary

Medicine at Keele delivers an innovative curriculum underpinned by the three core themes identified by the General Medical Council: Professional Values and Behaviours, Professional Skills, and Professional Knowledge (GMC, 2018). Ranked 4th in England (Guardian University League Table, 2022). Studying Medicine MBChB at Keele you will develop the necessary knowledge and clinical skills to become a doctor who practises with competence and compassion. Why choose this course?

  • 4th in England for Medicine (Guardian University League Table, 2022 and Complete University Guide, 2022)
  • Over 100 weeks spent on clinical placement in primary care and hospital settings across Staffordshire, Shropshire and other adjoining counties
  • Years 4 and 5 each spent at distinct bases: large teaching hospital (Staffordshire) and district general hospital (Shropshire)
  • Benefit from diverse teaching methods including problem-based learning (PBL), other small- and large-group learning activities, and dissection
  • Strong student engagement opportunities through our Medical Student Council
Medicine at Keele adopts a modern, spiral, highly integrated curriculum that 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. Additionally, inter-professional learning with other health students including nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, physiotherapy and radiography, are fostered throughout the programme. We are committed to listening, responding and supporting our students to become well-rounded, competent clinicians. Through forums such as our Medical Student Council, we recognise the value of our students' contribution to development and progression of our curriculum and the student experience. To ensure you graduate as a confident and competent clinician, you will study a range of topics including:
  • Professional and ethical responsibilities
  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Diagnosis and medical management
  • Prescribing medication safely
  • The health service and healthcare systems
  • Health promotion and illness prevention


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

How to apply

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

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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:

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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.

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).

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.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Please note, our fees for 2024 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2023 entry fees are detailed on our course pages, and a summary is available on our website:
Medicine at Keele University - UCAS