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Prospectus

MBBS Entry Requirements

Academic requirements

Applicants should carefully check that they will meet UCL Medical School's minimum academic standard before making an application. Please read this PDF, which provides details of the 2015 entry requirements. Please also see the UCL online prospectus entry here.


In addition to reading the Entry Requirements information, international applicants who do not speak English as a first language should ensure that they take one of the English Language qualifications (to "advanced level") from the list of those accepted by UCL.

All applicants must take the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT). BMAT will be used to assess scientific aptitude and will focus on scientific abilities relevant to the study of medicine. The BMAT scores are used, along with other information in the UCAS application, to help us select candidates for interview.


Non-academic requirements

Occupational Health Clearance

All students offered a place in the Medical School must provide a satisfactory general medical report from their own general practitioner (family doctor) before they can be admitted. Detailed guidance regarding the required health information will be provided to successful applicants following their interview.

Click here to download a PDF that provides an overview of the Occupational Health clearance procedure for offer-holders.

Minimum Age

Students must be 18 years of age at the time they start the medical degree course. Applicants who apply but would be under 18 at the start of that year's course will be considered for a deferred place or advised to reapply as appropriate. The early clinical contact in our programme means that younger students cannot be admitted as they would not be able to fully participate in the course.

There is no upper age limit.

Police Checks

Admission is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) Section 4(2) (Exemption) Order 1975 and DHSS Circular HC (88) 9 guidelines regarding child protection and police checks. It is also considered important to ensure that an applicant's attitudes and values are such that he or she can reasonably be admitted to the medical profession. 

Applicants holding a firmly accepted offer will be required to undertake a police check. Overseas and EU students are requested to approach their local police force for a police check. UK students must be checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). DBS checks are instigated during the first week of term or the preceding summer.  Details will be provided to firm offer-holders.

Click here to download a PDF with further information about police checks and DBS clearance for medical students.