Medicine (Graduate Entry) at Ulster University - UCAS

Course summary

Ulster University is opening its Graduate Entry Medical School for 2021 entry, a unique development in medical education in Northern Ireland. This 4-year course is open to graduates from a wide range of science and non-science backgrounds. You will be part of a cohort of students that have a wide range of experience and skills, making this an exciting and stimulating entry route into the medical profession. Upon graduation you will be awarded a primary medical qualification, an MBBS degree, which enables you to start work as a medical practitioner in the United Kingdom. At the time of writing, you will be eligible to enter the UK Foundation Programme, but with the planned introduction of the UK Medical Licensing Examination in 2024, the requirement for the UK Foundation Programme might have changed. The award of the final degree by Ulster University will be subject to satisfying the GMC’s rigorous quality assurance programme. In the unlikely event that Ulster did not satisfy the GMC’s rigorous quality assurance programme the final degree would be awarded by our partner Medical School, St George’s, University of London. Entry onto this course will require you to make a substantial commitment to study medicine but with commitment, motivation and hard work comes a lifetime’s reward. The care of patients as a doctor requires a broad approach which includes a sound understanding of biomedical and social sciences, and the ability to provide genuine care for the whole patient: therefore applicants with non-science backgrounds bring unique and important skills and experience to bear both to their studies and their eventual care of patients. The course is an intense full-time four year programme leading to an MBBS degree, recognised by the General Medical Council as a Primary Medical Qualification in the UK. We are delighted to be working with St George’s University of London as our partner medical school. St George’s has a long established reputation for delivering world-class medical education and has run a highly acclaimed Graduate Entry medical programme for many years. Throughout the journey of the first cohort of students, we will be working closely with the GMC and St Georges to provide our students with the very best medical education; ensuring that they emerge as competent, caring, capable doctors. If you have a minimum of a 2.1 honours degree in any subject, are willing to work hard and want to know more about what it means to study medicine and become a doctor; then come along to our open days. There, you will have an opportunity to speak to us to find out more about being a doctor, what graduate entry medicine entails, and about how you can prepare for our admissions process. You will need to sit the GAMSAT test and undertake a Multiple Mini Interview process to demonstrate that you have the personal qualities required of a doctor. Studying medicine with us will provide you with an intensely practical medical education. Ulster’s MBBS programme will have a problem-based and interdisciplinary learning focus to enable you to graduate not only demonstrating that you meet all the GMC ‘Outcomes for Graduates’; but that you are fully prepared to work as a member of an integrated health and social care team with a strong community focus, even for patients cared for by hospital specialists. You will benefit from access to practice learning placements across the full range of medical specialist subjects, significant opportunities for primary care-based experience, and knowledge and appreciation of the inter connectivity between primary, secondary, social and community-based healthcare. Northern Ireland is facing an unprecedented medical workforce shortage that will continue to impact negatively on the care of patients, their families and communities. A new medical school will help to ease the workforce challenges and future proof our health service; and you can be part of this solution.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • General Medical Council

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

Applicants must have a minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree in any discipline. If you do not have a 2:1 but have a postgraduate Masters Degree, with an overall pass of at least 60%, you are still eligible to apply.

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Entry to the course is subject to a satisfactory criminal record check carried out through AccessNI. This check currently costs £33.

Health checks

Entry to the course is subject to a satisfactory medical check. Students will be required to meet the costs of medical screening and any vaccinations required.


Candidates who are successful in the GAMSAT test will be invited to multiple mini interview session at the Magee campus.


Qualifications must be completed by end of June of year of entry and confirmation of results available by mid-July.

Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT)

All applicants must register for the GAMSAT, which is held biannually in September and March of each year. More information can be found at Applying in 2023 for the programme commencing in 2024 you can ONLY use the following GAMSAT results: March 2022, September 2022, March 2023 and September 2023. Successful candidates will then be invited to attend a Multiple Mini Interview session in February 2022

English language requirements

International and EU qualifications are assessed using National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) and UCAS Overseas Qualifications manual. Applicants from non-English speaking countries are also required to achieve grade B in GCSE English or IELTS grade 7.5 with no individual mark below 7.0.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4750 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £4750 Year 1
EU £16320 Year 1
International £16320 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Medicine (Graduate Entry) at Ulster University - UCAS