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Course summary

Already have a degree, but want to move into medicine and start your journey to become a doctor? Our four-year Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) course has been designed specifically for graduates who are ready to embark on a career in medicine. Based in Derby at the Royal Derby Hospital, the first 18 months of your course will see you develop your understanding of the professional and scientific foundations of medicine. You'll then undertake a series of immersive placements in a range of hospitals and GP surgeries. With us you'll get the clinical skills you need for a successful career in medicine and still have time to enjoy your university experience. Open to all People with an undergraduate degree in any subject can apply for this course. Excellent facilities Learn in purpose-built facilities in the early years of the course at our modern Medical School at the Royal Derby Hospital. You'll be part of a small cohort of students, giving you a close relationship with tutors and colleagues. Great community Medical students at Nottingham join a lively student community. The student-led medicine society puts on regular events throughout the year and provides support in the form of peer mentoring and more.


Building on the intellectual skills of your previous degree, your first 18 months will see you work in small groups to examine clinical scenarios using case studies. You'll be based in Derby at the Royal Derby Hospital. You'll also study the various different systems of the human body. In the final months of your second year, you'll begin the Clinical Phase which will see you rotate through a series of placements at major teaching hospitals and within primary care across the region. Your final two years form the majority of the Clinical Phase. This is a rotation of a series of six-week placements in major teaching hospitals and primary care. The experience you gain in these years will provide you with the professional knowledge, skills, values and behaviours to succeed. In both years you'll have the option of student-selected modules, which can be carried out at home or abroad. These end with a six-week placement of your choice and a medical assistantship to prepare you for your foundation year training. For the most up-to-date module information and full details, please visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a variety of assessment methods, including: practical exams, coursework, clinical exams, logbooks, case studies, presentations, portfolio and a workplace-based assessment.

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

Minimum of a 2:2 degree in any discipline Additional information If you have applied for Medicine previously (or you have been interviewed for Medicine at Nottingham on only one occasion previously), we will usually be able to consider your application. If you’ve successfully completed or are due to complete a postgraduate masters or PhD degree, we will consider your application even if you achieved a third class degree at undergraduate level. Offer conditions You must also be able to provide us with ratified evidence of your completed degree by 20 July of your year of entry. A final certificate is not required, however approved final results are needed by this date. If you are not going to be able to submit the transcript for your undergraduate degree by 20 July, we strongly recommend you apply for the following year. Similarly, if you are not going to be able to submit the transcript for a postgraduate degree by 20 July (and this qualification is required in order to meet the academic entrance requirements) we advise you to apply the following year. It is not possible to defer applications. Please note that students cannot be registered on two full-time degrees at once. If you are currently attending an undergraduate or postgraduate course, this needs to be completed prior to the beginning of term (usually late August or early September).

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

We must be confident in your conduct, health and ability to be professional and interact safely with patients. As part of your application you will be required to have an occupational health assessment and a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check. We cannot accept pre-existing DBS checks. If we have any serious concerns we will not offer you a place, and reserve the right to revoke offers should serious concerns arise before starting the course.


You will be required to have an interview. This usually takes the form of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI). Interviews may be face to face or online using Microsoft Teams. We will provide more details as they become available. We will not consider applicants who have already been interviewed twice at Nottingham before but have not received an offer.


Applicants are usually expected to complete regular work experience when applying for medicine. This can be: Volunteering in a care related setting Volunteering with disadvantaged groups Paid employment in a job working with the general public As part of our application process we usually send you an additional questionnaire to complete for you to provide evidence of your relevant work experience from the previous 36 months. This may include a description of the experience, dates for when it took place, and a reference contact. Please note, we are not expecting any significant work experience to have taken place between March 2020 and May 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your application for 2024 entry will not be negatively affected if you’ve not been able to complete as much work experience as you originally planned. We will however be looking for some experiences, knowledge of the profession and an understanding of the scope of the role which we may ask you about if you are interviewed. For more help, you may wish to visit the resource provided by the Medical Schools Council. If possible we'd advise that you speak to someone working in the NHS to ensure you are making an informed choice about your career in medicine. We expect you to demonstrate a commitment to caring for people and a realistic idea of what working as a doctor entails.

Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT)

You must also complete the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) before you apply. This is to ensure you have the knowledge and reasoning skills needed to study medicine. You can sit the GAMSAT as many times as you wish, but we will only use your highest results obtained during the last two years. You must have taken the GAMSAT before you apply. The test results are valid for two years. To be considered for interview, you must achieve a minimum score of: 55 in Section 2 55 in either Section 1 or 3 50 in the remaining section Interviews are offered to those who achieve the highest total score in the GAMSAT.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.5(no less than 7.0 in any element)
PTE Academic79with no element below 76
Cambridge English Proficiency191 with no element below 185
Cambridge English Advanced191 with no element below 185

If English is not your first language, you will need to have proof of your fluency with one of the above.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £28700* Year 1
EU £28700* 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 (Graduate Entry) at University of Nottingham - UCAS