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If I don’t meet minimum requirements for English will will I still have a chance to study medicine?

This is an interesting question.

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29 March 2021

As medicine at UCL is taught in English and involves interacting with English speaking staff and patients, it is important to be proficient in English.

If an applicant is not proficient in English then they will struggle on the course. If a candidate is an overseas applicant and English is not their first language then they will need to provide evidence of English proficiency in addition to admissions tests and other academic requirements which are all in English. UK applicants are normally expected to have at least a pass at GCSE level (or equivalent) English (Level 4 or Grade C).