Barts and the London (Graduate Entry)


Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is the second oldest medical school in the UK, with teaching at St Bartholomew’s Hospital dating back to 1123! Your placements will cover two very different parts of London: the City and the East End. This means you’ll meet a wide variety and diversity of patients and come to understand different health needs within these populations.

You’ll benefit from expert teaching, through an integrated course with early patient contact. At Barts you’ll meet your very first patient within the first few weeks! The course combines a problem-based learning approach with more traditional lectures, practical classes and small group work. The Royal London Hospital has recently undergone a complete redevelopment and includes London’s leading trauma and emergency care centre, as well as housing some of Europe’s largest renal and paediatric services.

The first year of the A101 Graduate Program is based on the first two years of the standard entry 5-year course. After this you’ll join the Year 3 students in your second year to begin your clinical studies.

Selection for interview is based on both UCAT score and degree classification. This means a particularly strong UCAT or degree could make up for any other weaker parts of your application.

Key Points

  • UCAT
  • Graduate Entry
  • Integrated Course
  • Any Degree Subject

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number020 7882 8478
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
The curriculum incorporates aspects of Problem Based Learning along with lectures, practical sessions, e-learning, communication skill sessions and project work.
The first year of the graduate programme is equivalent to the first two years of A100. After this, second-year students join Y3 for their clinical rotations.
Course length4 years
Courses offered2 courses offered:
A100 Medicine Standard-Entry - 5 years
A101 Medicine Graduate-Entry - 4 years
Graduate entryYes
Foundation or accessNo
University Life
Local areaLondon
Teaching is based at St Bartholemew’s and The Royal London Hospitals. Placements in the clinical stage take place across North East London and Essex.
Social lifeFirst year accommodation with all other medical students in Charterhouse Square, Farringdon. Barts and The London SU is in the old outpatients building at The Royal London, so not only offers a unique location, but a students union steeped in history. The medical sports teams, societies and clubs are very active, and a great thing to get involved with. The BLSA - medical student association are also very active and pride themselves on taking student issues to not just Barts and the London, but also to QMUL.
Interview stylePanel
Normally interview panels consist of 2 members of senior academic or clinical staff, a medical student and sometimes a lay selector.
Interview datesJanuary - March
Interview topics
  • Motivation and realistic approach to medicine as a career
  • Show initiative, resilience and maturity
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Be well organised and demonstrate problem solving abilities
  • Likely contribution to university life
  • Communicate effectively in a wide range of situations
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATUCAT Required
    Selection for interview is based on UCAT score and degree classification, weighted 50:50
    For the 2020 cycle, the lowest UCAT receiving an offer was 2770.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCENo requirements
    A-levelA-Level requirements depend on degree subject
    Non-science degrees: BB in AS/A-Level Chemistry or Biology, plus one other science. Science degrees: C in AS/A-Level Chemistry or Biology, the subject required will depend on your degree title. For example, a Chemistry degree will require a C in Biology.
    Biosciences degree containing sufficient Biology and Chemistry have no A-Level requirements. There is a tool on their website to check your degree title for this requirement.
    Retake policyDegrees must be completed in length intended for that qualification
    Scottish highersN/A
    Scottish advancedN/A
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Upper Second Class Degree
    Degree can be in any subject, but further A-Level requirements are in place for degrees deemed to not contain enough Biology or Chemistry
    Applications in 19/201105
    Interviews in 19/20189
    Offers in 19/2060
    Success rate in 19/20Approx 1 in 20


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