A levels at grades A*AA, achieved in one sitting over a study period of no longer than two years. A-levels must include:
In general, we do not accept equivalent qualifications so candidates with overseas qualifications may not be accepted. However, we do accept the following:
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test, used by a consortium of UK Universities and non-UK associate member universities to help select applicants for their medical and dental degree programmes.
It is used in collaboration with other admissions processes such as the UCAS application and academic qualifications.
It is also your opportunity to stand out from other applicants and demonstrate your aptitude for a demanding programme of study.
The UCAT is a computer-based test delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout the UK and worldwide. More information on the UCAT and how to register can be found here
How we use the UCAT
Applicants will be selected for interview on the basis of a weighted score compared to other applicants who apply in the same year, and may be comprised of UCAT score, UCAS tariff of qualifications predicted or achieved or weighted scoring of degree for graduates. Selection after interview may consider all assessment factors: interview score, situational judgement test, UCAS tariff of qualifications predicted or achieved or weighted scoring from degree and UCAT score.
UCAT exemptions/waivers are not granted under any circumstances. If you are unable to take the UCAT for any reason, our advice will be to reapply for the following application cycle.
All school leavers who have studied in the UK must have the following subjects at GCSE level, at grades AAABBB (777666 for GSCEs taken from 2015) or above (in any order) to include Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, English Language or English Literature, and Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistics). The Science Double Award may substitute all sciences at GCSE.
IB | 38 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 666 including Chemistry or Biology plus one further science subject from (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths). Three further subjects at Standard Level including Chemistry or Biology if not both offered at Higher Level.
H1 H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 at Higher Level including H1 in Chemistry and Biology
Three Highers at grades AAA, including Chemistry and Biology
Two Advanced Highers at grades AA including Chemistry and/or Biology
D3 D3 D3 in three Pre-U Principal subjects including Chemistry and/or Biology.
If either Chemistry or Biology is offered, a further science subject is required (Chemistry, Biology, Maths or Physics).
Global Perspectives is not accepted as one of the Pre-U Principal subjects.
Combinations of Pre-U Principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) can be considered. Where combined with other qualifications, the required subject needs to be at D3 for Principal subject or grade A at A-level (or equivalent).
Award of the European Baccalaureate with 85% overall including Chemistry and Biology. Minimum grades of 8.5 are required in Chemistry and Biology.
A GPA of 3.3 or higher in the High School Diploma. At least 3 Advanced Placement (AP) examinations with grades 5,5,4 or higher including Biology and Chemistry.
US High School Diploma (delivered in the US)
Queen Mary University will consider the Grade 12 level English module from the US High School Graduation Diploma to satisfy our English Language Requirements, according to the IELTS equivalencies below, provided the qualification is delivered in the USA.
Equivalent to IELTS 5.5: grade C- or 70%
Equivalent to IELTS 6.0: grade C or 75%
Equivalent to IELTS 6.5: grade B or 80%
Equivalent to IELTS 7.0: grade B or 80%
The qualification should have been achieved no more than 5 years from the start date of your course.
Applicants are required to have a UAI/TER/ENTER/ATAR score of at least 98.00. In addition Chemistry and Biology must have been studied within year 12.
Entry requirements differ depending on province (please see reference table in our Undergraduate Medicine and Dentistry Admissions Policy). In addition Year 12 must include Chemistry and one other science (Biology, Maths or Physics). The average will be calculated looking at academic subjects. Chemistry must be studied in Year 11 with a minimum score of 85 per cent.
Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations (HKALE) at AAA including Chemistry and Biology.
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Level 5 in English Language and Mathematics and level 3 in Chinese and 'Attained' in Citizenship and Social Development. Level 5 in 3 elective subjects. Level 5 is needed in Chemistry and Biology.
Standard XII including Biology and Chemistry.
National Board (CBSE/ISC)
West Bengal Council of Higher Education
Standard X including Biology, Chemistry, English and Maths (CBSE, ISC and West Bengal) with 85%
Standard X including Biology, Chemistry, English and Maths (all other state boards) with 90%
Award of the Bagrut with an overall average of 90% and at least three subjects at unit level 5. Required subjects must be taken at unit level 5. A minimum of six subjects must be studied including Biology and/or Chemistry plus one further science subject from (Chemistry, Biology, Maths or Physics).
Singapore Integrated Programme / GCE A levels
Three H2 subjects with AAA including 2 science subjects (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths).
Excluded subjects - Knowledge and Inquiry, General Paper and Project Work
The NUS High School Diploma should be offered with 3.6 CAP in Yrs 3-6 and 4.0 CAP in Yrs 5-6. Students must also have taken at least three Advanced Placement examinations and achieve grades of 5, 5, 4. Two of these subjects must be Biology and Chemistry.
We require at least six GCSEs at grades 777666 (AAABBB pre 2017) including Biology, Chemistry, English Language or English Literature and Mathematics. The Science Double Award may substitute all sciences at GCSE.
GCSEs are not required for graduates.
Applicants will be selected for interview on the basis of a weighted score compared to other applicants who apply in the same year, and may be comprised of UCAT score, UCAS tariff of entry qualifications predicted or achieved, or weighted scoring of degree for graduates. Selection after interview may consider all assessment factors: interview score, situational judgement test, UCAS tariff of entry qualifications predicted or achieved or weighted scoring from degree and UCAT score.
Candidates MUST be aged 18 or over by the end of the second week of course enrolment (end September). If applicants are under 18 at the start of the course, they can apply for deferred entry if they will meet the age requirement the following year.
GCSE English Language grade 6
IELTS score of 7.0 overall with 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in the other components. This must be taken within two years of starting the course.
For further information on other accepted qualifications, please see our English Language page.