University of East Anglia UEA

Medicine with a Gateway Year University of East Anglia UEA Degree level: Undergraduate


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About This Course

Walk out into the world as a highly competent, empathic and confident doctor, with a course that gives you hands-on experience and rigorous training in modern practices from the very start.

Medicine at UEA is supportive and inclusive. We want everyone who has the passion and potential to succeed to have the chance to study here. As well as looking at your results we’ll look at the school you studied at, your family income, your area of residence, and whether you live in the East Anglian region.


The Gateway Year of this course will equip you with the academic skills and knowledge you will need to progress onto our five-year MB BS Medicine course. Complete it successfully and you’ll be well on your way to your career as a qualified doctor.

At Norwich Medical School we put patients at the heart of everything we do. With a curriculum approved by the General Medical Council (GMC) and developed in accordance with their standards, our MB BS degree in Medicine will see you embarking on placements almost immediately. So you’ll gain early exposure to the clinical practices essential to addressing the complex needs of patients in the 21st century. And you’ll graduate ready to use your skills and knowledge in your chosen field to improve the health of patients in your care.

Our rigorous training ensures we develop doctors who are knowledgeable scholars and scientists. And we pride ourselves on providing the highest possible quality of learning, in a supportive, nurturing and student-centred environment where you can reach your potential.

Highlights of Medicine at UEA

• Learning with and from real patients, from the first month of your course
• Exploring anatomy linked to clinical practice in our anatomy facility, including dissection
• Access to a varied range of clinical placements on acute hospital wards, specialist units and in general practice
• Linking theory with practice across the course, including during small-group teaching sessions and within primary care placements
• Developing your clinical skills with access to the world-class and architecture-award winning Bob Champion Research and Education Building, with its state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built clinical resource centre
• Developing the art of communication through our excellent consultation skills programme, supported by dedicated tutors and role-players
• A team of respected, highly experienced teaching and research academics, who’ll support your learning in our friendly, student-centred School
• Strong networks for student support, including a dedicated and experienced team of senior advisers


Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website:

Course details


Alongside biology, chemistry and mathematics modules, students will develop their learning skills, and are introduced to the key features of the MB BS programme including small group study, problem based learning, student selected study activities and a professional portfolio including clinical work experience. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress onto the five-year MB BS Medicine degree programme. The subjects studied on the Foundation Year help to prepare you for the specialist modules on the MB BS programme, such as Digestion and Nutrition, The Senses and Emergency Care.

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

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Course code A104
Institution code E14
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB or ABC. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher AABBB
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Including three subjects at Higher Level in any subject. If no GCSE equivalent is held please contact us.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC

All applicants must have a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade 6/B including English Language, Mathematics and a single Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).

All applicants must meet the contextual criteria as detailed on our website.

We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website or email

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Provider information

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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park

Course contact details

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01603 591515