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Applications from Graduates

  • Graduates (and students in the final year of their degree) who wish to be considered for entry to the medical degree programme must apply via UCAS and sit the BMAT.
  • There is no fast-track (four year) Graduate Entry Programme at UCL. Our graduates follow the same programme of study as the undergraduate students, except that they will complete the course within five years instead of six (Year 3 – the iBSc year – is waived).

Academic Requirements

  1. An upper second-class Honours (2.1) degree from a recognised UK university. Science and non-science graduates are considered equally. Degrees awarded by universities outside the UK are not acceptable.
  2. Graduate applicants should also offer Chemistry and Biology at A-level. Candidates who have not studied Chemistry and Biology at A-level or HL in the IB Diploma, can provide full details of any Biology or Chemistry modules studied at undergraduate level by email to the Admissions Officers by the 1st September of the year you are applying. These modules will then be considered as possible alternatives, although please note that the requirement for A-levels in Chemistry and Biology are not normally waived.
  3. Graduates are normally expected to have achieved grades of at least ABB in A-levels taken prior to their degree. Graduates that have re-sat A-levels prior to their undergraduate degree will be considered. ABB is the UCL benchmark and we do not consider graduates who achieved lower than ABB in their pre-degree A-levels. Any A-levels taken after the degree would need to be at grade A* or A. The standard requirement for grade B at GCSE in both English Language and Mathematics also applies.

How To Apply

  1. The BMAT is used as part of our selection process. The test is compulsory for all applicants. Scores from other admissions tests (such as UKCAT or GAMSAT) cannot be substituted. The test must be taken in the year of application (previous year’s scores are not valid).
  2. Applicants must apply through UCAS by the deadline of 15 October. Details of all qualifications must be given on the UCAS form. The UCAS reference should be an academic reference written by a tutor from your degree programme. Non-academic references are not acceptable and a reference written by a teacher from the applicant’s former high school would not be considered appropriate. If any of your grades are pending (either for your degree or for any A-levels) then the appropriate tutor must supply predicted outcomes.

Finance

Graduates intending to apply should make sure they are in a position to finance their studies. Unfortunately, there are very few grants or scholarships available.

Currently home fees are currently in the region of £9,250 per year, with at least an additional £15,000 per year recommended for living expenses.

Graduates on the MBBS degree may be eligible for funding to cover their costs. More information can be found here on UCL's funding pages.