Medicine (Graduate Entry)

University of Liverpool

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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University of Liverpool has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award. Find out more about the TEF. The University of Liverpool School of Medicine aspires to create capable, confident and caring doctors equipped to practice in a 21st Century Healthcare Environment. The Liverpool MBChB curriculum aims to: • To ensure graduates have the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to safely and ethically practice medicine. • To ensure graduates meet the outcomes set out in the GMC’s Promoting Excellence: standards for medical education and training (2015) • To equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for a career in academic medicine. • To enable graduates to become lifelong learners committed to their own professional development. • The curriculum framework is based on the three main outcomes of Tomorrow’s Doctors (GMC 2009): the Doctor as Scholar and Scientist, the Doctor as Practitioner and the Doctor as Professional. Each of these outcomes has a series of vertical themes to create a truly spiral curriculum. Four horizontal themes cut across the vertical themes to provide stage appropriate coverage of these important themes within each vertical theme. The vertical themes which will run throughout the duration of the curriculum are The Science of Medicine, Research and Scholarship, The Chronically Ill Patient, The Acutely Ill Patient, Patient Safety, Leadership and Management and Professionalism. The four horizontal themes that will be integrated into each vertical theme are Psychology and Sociology as Applied to Medicine, Population Perspective (Public Health, Epidemiology and Evidence), Communication for Clinical Practice and Therapeutics. The spiral curriculum is based on 5 themes with content delivered over our 5 year programme. The themes are: Science and Scholarship, The Good Doctor, Core Skills, Patient in Primary Care and the Patient in secondary Care. Year 1 focusses on core clinical science with the introduction of pathology and disease in year 2. Years 3, 4 and 5 focus on becoming a practitioner and preparing for practice. The programme is accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC), this primary medical qualification entitles the holder to apply to the GMC for registration to practise medicine in the UK. This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.

Course details

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeA101
Institution code L41
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 Currently, students should have attained or expect to attain at least a good 2:1 degree in a biomedical/health science subject and a minimum of BBB at A level (to include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Mathematics) and a third academic subject. Minimum GCSE requirements of a grade C in English and Mathematics apply. Must include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Mathematics at A level at a minimum of grade B. Third A level cannot be General Studies, Citizenship Studies or Critical Thinking. Only one of Maths or Further Maths will be considered. The University of Liverpool now requires a GAMSAT result as part of the entry requirements for graduates applying for the 4 year programme. See for more details. For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not acceptable in lieu of A level requirements
Access to HE Diploma Specified Access to Medicine courses acceptable, please see University website
Scottish Higher AABBB - AAAAA AAAAA-AABBB Highers plus AB Advanced Highers. A in Biology and Chemistry
Scottish Advanced Higher AB AAAAA-AABBB Highers plus AB Advanced Highers. A in Biology and Chemistry
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points International Baccalaureate at a minimum of 32 points, offering 6 independent subjects; which must include Chemistry and either Biology, Physics or Maths at a minimum of grade 5 at Higher Level (HL) together with a third academic subject at HL. No less than grade 3 accepted in any HL or SL subject
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A Acceptable with 3 A levels including Chemistry (B), Biology (B), another academic subject (B)
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications

Work Experience Requirements No formal work experience is specified but healthcare experience is a prerequisite and applicants will need to address our non-academic criteria and include the demonstration of healthcare career awareness/insight, a caring contribution to the local community and a critical, coherent and informative approach to communication Duty Of Care Requirements Applicants to programmes in the School of Medicine should be aware that the professional body governing the practice of medicine (The General Medical Council) has specific requirements relating to the protection of both staff and patients. Students will be required to undertake an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check, undergo an occupational health check and be tested for and/or immunised against a range of infectious diseases prior to patient contact. See the General Medical Council website and the archived Department of Health guidanace document.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT)

Non graduates to the A100 programme will be expected to sit the UCAT admissions test. Applicants should consult for details on how the UCAT test will be used. Graduates applying for the A100 programme must meet specific minimum criteria as defined in our guidelines and are required to sit GAMSAT1.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

If this is your first degree and you are a Home or EU student applying for entry in 2020, you do not have to pay your fees upfront. Instead, you can take out a tuition fee loan which is paid straight to the University. This is available to most students, no matter what their household income (including EU students). For students applying for 2020 entry (subject to Parliamentary Approval) Tuition fees for 2020 entry are £9,250. Exceptions to the £9,250 fee: Some of our programmes charge less than the full £9,250 fee: • Foundation programmes: the fee for the foundation year of specified programmes at Carmel College and Birkenhead Sixth Form College is £5,140. • Programmes with a year in industry or a year abroad: the fee for students spending a full year working in industry is £1,850. The fee for students spending a full year abroad is £1,385.
Medicine (Graduate Entry) at University of Liverpool - UCAS