Anglia Ruskin


Anglia Ruskin University opened its Medical School doors in September 2018, and is one of the newer medical schools that you can apply to. Being based in Essex you will benefit from access to five acute care providers and tertiary units, such as the St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, and the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre. As well as training in the new state-of-the-art medical school, providing you with opportunities to learn the cutting edge techniques with the latest technology.

Provided you meet the minimum entry requirements, it is essential that you do well in the UCAT, as this is the main factor used to shortlist applicants for interview. Further to this, additional points are available to students who are living and studying in Essex at the time that they apply to Anglia Ruskin, making it a popular choice for school leavers in Essex

Key Points

  • New Medical School
  • Campus University
  • Competitive

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number+44 (0)1245 493131
Course Information
Teaching style Traditional
Traditional: There are two phases:
Phase 1 (years 1-3) focuses on pre-clinical science and relating this to clinical work.
Phase 2 (years 4+5) focuses on primary and secondary care placements.
Course length4-7 years depending on course
Undergraduate course - 5 years
Courses offered1 course offered
A100 - 5 years standard undergraduate entry
Graduate entryNo
Foundation or accessNo
University Life
Local areaEssex - Chelmsford
Based at the Chelmsford campus of Anglia Ruskin. You will be in a big town with a diverse range of surrounding areas from rural to city, providing a range of learning opportunities, and cultural experiences.
Social life
  • Night life
  • Local activities (festivals, food/farmers markets)
  • Students union
  • Interview
    Interview styleMMI
    8 stations each lasting 7 minutes, with a short break between each station.
    Interview dates 3 interview cycles
    For 2020/21 entry there are 3 interview cycles on the following dates:
    -9-13 December 2019
    -6-10 January 2020
    -13-17 January 2020
    Interview topics
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Moral reasoning
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Empathy
  • Problem solving
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATUCAT average of 2594 and minimum score of 2420
    Students who meet the minimum academic entry requirements will be ranked on their UCAT score, with additional shortlisting points for living or studying in the East of England region, with further points for being in Essex.
    Applicants with a SJT score of Band 4 will not be considered
    Therefore scoring well in your UCAT is essential for shortlisting for interview at Anglia Ruskin.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSE’s not used beyond minimum requirements
    Grades required: 5 GCSEs at grade A-C (9-4) including English Language, Maths and two Science subjects.
    A-levelAAA is common
    Chemistry or Biology needed and one other science subject
    Subjects required: Chemistry or Biology, and one other science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics).
    Grades required: AAA
    Retake policyYes
    A-level resit grades at AAA will be accepted if taken within two academic years prior to the time of application
    Scottish highersAAAAA
    Subjects required: Biology and/or Chemistry and one other Science subject
    Grades required: AAAAA
    N5 grade B or above or GCSE C(4) or above in English Language, two Science subjects and Maths
    Scottish advancedAAB
    Subjects required: Biology and/or Chemistry and one other Science subject
    Grades required: AAB
    N5 grade B or above or GCSE C(4) or above in English Language, two Science subjects and Maths
    IB36 points
    Subjects required: Biology and/or Chemistry, plus one other Science subject and including Mathematics or English
    Grades required: 36 points with 666 at Higher Level in the required subjects.
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
    Subjects required: Must be in a biological, biomedical, chemistry or health science subject
    Grades required: 2:1 honours degree awarded within the last 5 years. Graduate applicants will need to provide transcripts which will be evaluated and put to a panel decision.
    The minimum GCSE requirements must also be met.
    Applications in 19/201110
    Total number of home applicants: 1110
    International applicants not accepted for 2020/21 entry
    Interviews in 19/20591
    Total number of applicants interviewed: 591
    International applicants not accepted for 2020/21 entry
    Offers in 19/20143
    Total number of offers: 143
    International applicants not accepted for 2020/21 entry
    Success rate in 19/20Application success rate:
    Offers per applicant: 1 in 7.8
    Interview success rate:
    Offers per interview: 1 in 4.1


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