Extended Medical Degree Programme (6 years) King's College London, University of London


Awarded by: King’s College London

Our six-year (excluding the opt-out Intercalated BSc) Extended Medical Degree Programme MBBS (EMDP) is specifically designed for students who are studying A-levels or Access to Medicine at a non-selective state school, or who are participants of Realising Opportunities across England. The programme offers a more graduated introduction to medical study than the 6 year MBBS programme and provides greater academic and pastoral support.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB BS

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    6 years

Course details

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.

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

This programme is only open to non-selective state schools students or participants of Realising Opportunities in England. For more details, see below


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 code A101
Institution code K60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please note that students with Overseas fee status are ineligible to apply for this programme. UKCISA has a number of resources to advise you of which fee status category you may fall into dependent on your circumstances, so we would recommend reviewing these prior to making an application.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB Including grade A in either Biology or Chemistry and grade B in the other. If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will also be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Additionally: GCSE grade 6/B in both English Language and Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
QAA Access to Medicine/Dentistry HE Diploma taken at an eligible UK Further Education College full time over one year may be considered.

Of the 45 Level 3 credits, 30 credits must be from units at Distinction with 15 Level 3 credits at Merit. Selectors will be looking for an appropriate amount of Level 3 Chemistry and Biology.

Additionally, GCSE grade 6/B (or equivalent) in both English language and Mathematics required.
Scottish Higher ABB Must be taken in addition of two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M2 Including D3 in either Biology or Chemistry and M2 in the other.
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 All applicants must obtain or have obtained grade 6 or B in both GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points including 6,5,5 at Higher Level with HL6 in either Biology or Chemistry and HL5 in the other.
Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Additionally: Grade 5 SL is required in both English language and Mathematics, if not offered at GCSE.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Not accepted
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher AB Including Biology and Chemistry at Advanced Higher level.

Must be in addition of three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

Required subjects: Biology and Chemistry, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English language and Maths.
All applicants must take the UKCAT. For more information on our entry requirements, please visit our online prospectus.

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Admission tests

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)

Must be taken in the summer before applying

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced 185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Cambridge English Proficiency 185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill
Institution's Own Test Pass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7
PTE Academic 69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill
TOEFL (iBT) 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills
Trinity ISE Level III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill

We also accept the English Language component of a number of International and European qualifications as meeting our English Language requirements. These can include GCSE English, the International Baccalaureate, the Abitur or the French Baccalaureat. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.

Band B


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
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

For International fees, please visit our tuition fee pages for more information: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees.aspx All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 (this will be £5,000 for Medical and Dental programmes) against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.