Graduate Entry Medicine at University of Chester - UCAS

Course summary

Gain the medical, clinical and research skills to pursue a career in any field of medicine with our Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) qualification. The University of Chester's medical degree is a four-year, graduate entry MBChB programme, open to applicants with a previous degree in any discipline. Unlike many traditional MBChB degrees, this allows more mature students to consider becoming a doctor after having completed a previous course of study towards a graduate degree. For example, even if you have a first degree in the arts, humanities or languages but would now like to study medicine, you are eligible to apply. We welcome people from a wide variety of backgrounds who wish to pursue a degree in graduate entry medicine in the UK, not just those with a background in science or allied health care disciplines. Our first cohort will be welcomed in September 2024. As a new medical school, we are required to undergo quality assurance by the General Medical Council (UK) to ensure that our medical education is of a high standard and that we meet the requirements for all UK medical schools set out in the document, “Promoting excellence: standards for medical education and training”. The GMC's quality assurance process has several stages, culminating in approval for a new medical school to award a Primary Medical Qualification (PMQ). This enables graduates (subject to individual status) to obtain GMC registration and practise medicine in the UK. Chester Medical School is progressing through the stages of the GMC approval process and have agreed the 2024 commencement date with the GMC. To avoid any risk to students enrolled on a new medical programme, each new medical school is mandated to have a contingency school. The contingency school ensures that students continue and complete their course of study. The University of Chester's contingency school is Warwick Medical School. Warwick Medical School provides regular support to us and a guarantee that students can transfer to Warwick should the need arise.


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Assessment method

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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

The MBChB course at Chester is a graduate-entry programme. By the commencement of the course, applicants will need to have: • At least a 2:1 equivalent Bachelor's degree in any subject OR a 2:2 equivalent Bachelor’s degree with an additional Master’s degree • Meeting minimum threshold mark in UCAT (or UCATSEN). Find out more about the UCAT Test Cycle. • IELTS 7.0 (maximum of two band scores at 6.0/6.5) • 70 hours work experience in a related field in the 3 years prior to date of application Applicants cannot have previously commenced a medical degree in the UK or overseas. Following successful shortlisting, applicants will be required to attend and perform to a required level in a six station online interview.

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

Achieve the requisite UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) overall and verbal reasoning scores.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7Pass IELTS with a score of at least 7.0 overall, with no more than two bands scores at 6.0/6.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £42500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Graduate Entry Medicine at University of Chester - UCAS