Read our FAQs on our Intercalated degrees.
For the five-year medical programme in 2018, we received 2733 applications. Each year, we make about 600 offers (universities make more offers than they have places to account for those who either do not accept or do not meet the requirements), this is approximately 4 applicants to every offer of a place. For the four year graduate programme, this is approximately 21 applicants to every offer of a place. For the five-year dental programme in 2018, we received 630 applications. Each year, we make about 190 offers (universities make more offers than they have places to account for those who either do not accept or do not meet the requirements) this is approximately 4 applicants to every offer of a place.
All of the statistics from our latest cycle can be found on our Admissions Statistics page.
Yes we rank all applicants 50% on UKCAT and 50% on academic merit. For school leavers we use UCAS tariff or an equivalence rating for those countries where UCAS tariff is not available or our own point based system for graduates looking a degree classification. There is competition for places and applicants with strong academic backgrounds are at an advantage.
Yes, provided you meet our entry requirements, you may apply to us again without prejudice.
No. We take in to consideration your A Level predicted grades so do not require any grade.
No. We consider the A/AS Level predicted grades given by your referee.
Yes. We are looking for applicants who can study and pass subjects to a high level over a specific time frame. This will indicate that you are able to deal with the academic workload of our medical/dental programmes. Therefore, we will expect you to achieve the required A/AS Level results over the normal two year period (for example, year 12 and 13). Within this period, you can re-sit modules within qualifications without prejudice to your application. However, at the end of the period you are required to have completed the appropriate full examinations and achieve our minimum entry requirements.
The School of Medicine and Dentistry does not consider re-sit applicants who achieve the required grades over the normal two year period unless they fall within our extenuating circumstances policy.
No, we expect applicants to be predicted/achieved at least AAAb (pre-2017 results) or A*AA (2017 results) in the correct subjects, therefore you cannot offer tariff points that add up to AAAb or A*AA (year dependent). We will only consider the grades AAAb or A*AA (year dependent), or higher.
The deadline for medicine and dentistry is the 15th October.
Applicants are advised to visit our website before submitting an application. If you require clarification on any of our policies, entry requirements or other selection criteria. Please ensure you do so in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org at least three weeks before the UCAS deadline of the 15th October. Any enquiry received after this period is unlikely to receive a response before the UCAS deadline.
We are unable to consider any changes to your predicted grades after the 15th October UCAS deadline unless there has been a mistake on the UCAS form submitted by your referee in which case evidence will be asked for.
We will allow a change of subject(s) (assuming you still meet our minimum entry criteria in the required subjects with the necessary grades). However, we are unable to alter the tariff points assessed on the UCAS form submitted by the 15th October.
We receive a large number of applications for medicine and dentistry. Our ranking process using UCAT and Academic merit is complex and therefore you are unlikely to hear before mid-December. We invite applicants to interview in January and February.
Yes, but you need to offer English Language from one of the following examinations:
You can re-sit the GCSE subjects during your AS or A Level year.
The School of Medicine and Dentistry does not accept applicants who have not completed their degree courses, nor do we accept transfers from a related degree onto our medical/dental courses.
Unfortunately you are not eligible to apply to ANY of our courses. We do not accept applicants with 2:2s in their first undergraduate degree for any of our courses, and you cannot offer any qualifications in lieu of this (e.g. MSc or PhD).
Candidates MUST be 18 or over by the start of the course, if not, you are unable to apply for that year's entry but you can apply for deferred entry if you will meet the age requirement the following year. Even if you are a few days or weeks under the age requirement by the start of the course, you will be automatically rejected if you do not intend to defer entry. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they will be 18 or over at the start of the course.
We are happy to consider students who are deferring entry for the 5-year Medical and Dental programmes. Please ensure you tick the correct box on the UCAS form to let us know you are applying for deferred entry. However if you decide late in the cycle to defer entry it may not be possible to offer you a place the following year.
No, all eligible applicants must take the UKCAT test in the year of application or be officially exempted, see:
Appropriate reasons to request a UKCAT Exemption are listed below:
Requests and appropriate evidence should be sent to email@example.com. Please include your full name, applicant ID (if already applied), and course you wish to be considered for. We strongly advise candidates to make their request as early as possible.
We are unable to consider any changes to qualifications listed on your application after the UCAS deadline (i.e. 15th October). This is because we consider you based on the information you have provided on your UCAS application.
We have a duty to our patients and other vulnerable people, and must ensure all students have an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service. All offers of a place will be subject to this check which will be undertaken before students commence their course. If you wish to discuss this in confidence, please call the Admissions team on 020 7882 8478 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, you are able to conduct a self-guided tour on Monday-Friday from 09:00-17:00. Please download and print the map and self-guided tour information below.
Follow this guide to take your own tour of the Whitechapel campus
All our interviews take place in January and February. We start inviting selected candidates to interview at the beginning of January through to February each year. GEP MB BS 4-year programme runs the assessment centre in January.
All shortlisted candidates are asked to attend an interview. For the 5 year MB BS and BDS programme, we always interview using a panel (which can contain tutors, senior professional service staff, doctors and dentists and current students) and are looking for the qualities that we consider would make you a good doctor or dentist. It would be useful to prepare yourself by browsing student forums where you can find details of other students' experiences of interview.
We can assure you that in order to be fair to our candidates; all applications follow the same selection process. We receive an extremely high standard of application; so many candidates will be rejected before the interview stage. There are some key reasons why your application may have been rejected at this stage:
Whilst we are aware that it is very disappointing for your application to be rejected at this stage, we would like to reassure you that this decision is undertaken according to a process designed to judge all candidates equally. Our interviewers are trained and are chosen for their experience in selecting candidates as well as representing many different areas of the University or NHS. Many candidates are of an excellent standard, so we do reject a large amount of suitably qualified candidates at interview – as a guide, we make about 600 offers and interview approximately 1,000 people for the A100 5 year MB BS programme and about 190 offers and interview approximately 300 people for the A200 5 year BDS programme, so a large number of students will be disappointed.
If your application was rejected without interview, it is likely that this was due to one of the factors outlined in the ‘why have I been rejected' question. We are unable to provide written feedback to applicants who are rejected prior to interview. We are able to provide brief feedback to applicants who were unsuccessful after the interview stage but this will not be personal feedback. Please be aware that we need this request in writing, and that due to the busy nature of the admissions office it can take up to 20 working days to respond.
Candidates who are just below our interview cut off score will be placed on our waiting list and will be notified by a separate email. The waiting list is still to be viewed as an official rejection by UCAS. There is no need to send us any further supporting documents and we contact you if we have places available. We cannot guarantee we will be able to offer you a place on the course so if you receive an offer from any other University you should accept it.
This refers to your fee status, as International and Home students pay different fees. Please see the tuition fee guidance for more information.