Birmingham Medical School
Birmingham Medical School is one of the largest and oldest medical schools in Britain. Where students benefit from some of the best clinical education settings in Europe. You will learn at some of the UK’s leading hospitals, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham Royal Infirmary. Birmingham place heavy weighting on both academic performance and UCAT score, with the SJT score used post interview in deciding which applicants will be made offers.
Heavy UCAT Focus
Early Clinical Focus
About the university Compare
|Teaching style||Traditional/Integrated |
2 years of pre-clinical study followed by 3 integrated clinical years.
|Course length||4-5 years |
Undergraduate standard entry - 5 years
Graduate entry - 4 years
9 intercalating options, details of which are available here. You can chose to intercalate after your second, third or fourth year of study.
|Courses offered||2 courses offered|
Undergraduate and Graduate entry medicine
Graduate entry course - 4 years
|Foundation or access||No|
7 stations, 5 of which are interview stations, plus two calculation stations. Each interview station lasts for 6 minutes with a 2 minute preparation time outside the station to read information relating to the topic. In the calculation stations you will have 8 minutes to complete the task at each station. More information about the MMI circuit at Birmingham Medical School can be found here.
|Interview dates||December - February|
Interview invited are usually given out from the start of December on a rolling basis to mid February, with the last interviews being at the end of February.
|UCAT||There is no minimum UCAT cut-off score. Each decile of UCAT scores are converted to a score on a scale from 0-4. Your UCAT score is used in conjunction with academic achievements with a weighting of 60% academic to 40% UCAT score. This is then used to rank and shortlist applicants for interview. More information about conversion of UCAT scores can be found here.|
The SJT section score of the UCAT will be used at interview stage.
|GSCE||GCSEs not used past minimum entry requirements met |
Grades required: Minimum of 32 points must be obtained where A*=7 A=6 B=5. Additionally a minimum of 5/B grade must be achieved in the Sciences, English and Maths.
|A-level||A*AA is common|
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
Grades required: A*AA with AAA predicted
Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted
Unless exceptional circumstances
Not listed as accepted
|Scottish advanced||unknown Not listed as accepted|
Subjects required: Chemistry and Biology, and one other subject for approved subjects (excluding critical thinking and general studies)
Grades required: 7,6,6 including Chemistry and Biology and one other
|BDGA only||2:1 Honours degree |
Subjects required: Life Science degree
Grades required: 2:1 upper second class degree.
Secondary school qualifications are also used in the assessment of graduate applications, along with the development of personal qualities.
|Applications in 18/19||2456|
Total number of home applicants: 2456
|Interviews in 18/19||1154|
Total number of applicants interviewed: 1154
|Offers in 18/19||884|
Total number of offers: 884
|Success rate in 18/19||Application success rate: |
Offers per applicant: 1 in 2.8
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: 1 in 1.3