Keele University


Keele University Medical School offers a modern, spiral-based, highly integrated medical curriculum, combining a range of learning strategies including problem-based-learning (PBL), lectures and seminars. There is early clinical exposure with students being able to meet their very first patients from the initial stages of the course.

Keele University places a heavy emphasis on their Roles and Responsibilities form which will be sent to you after applying. This form is the main way that applicants are shortlisted for interview. The UCAT or BMAT (for international students) is only used to distinguish between borderline applicants.

Key Points

  • Integrated Curriculum
  • Optional Intercalation
  • UCAT

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number01782 733632
Course Information
Teaching styleBlended teaching style
A modern, spiral, highly-integrated medical curriculum combines early clinical experience, integrated communication and clinical skills teaching, practical sessions, including dissection, problem-based-learning, lectures and seminars.
Course length5 years
BSCYes, optional
Opportunities for both BSc and MSc level intercalation
Courses offered2 courses offered:
A100 Standard Entry - 5 years A104 Foundation Year Entry - 6 years
Graduate entryNo
Foundation or accessYes
University Life
Local areaStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Keele University is based in the small city of Stoke-on-Trent within the North Midlands.The campus itself is located on the outskirts of the city so can feel quite separate. The campus itself is very large (over 600 acres!) and has everything you need including food outlets, the students union bar, grocery store and even its own GP surgery! The advantage of this campus-based life is a strong sense of community within the university and the medical school.
Social lifeThe campus has a range of common rooms and bars open to all students regardless of if you live on campus or not. Keele also has a great reputation for sports, and has a huge array of sports societies for students to join. There is also a 'Talented Athlete Scheme' for students who play sport to high levels.
Interview styleMMI
There is also a separate pass/fail test assessing clinical calculations.
Interview datesJan-Feb
Interview topics
  • Motivation for medicine
  • Empathy
  • Understanding of reality of a career in medicine
  • Medical ethics
  • Resilience
  • Communication skills
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATRequired for home students
    Applicants score in the bottom 20% (For 2021 entry this was a total score of <2280) or SJT in band 4 are automatically rejected.
    Shortlisting for interview is based on information in the Roles & Responsibilities form. Keele uses UCAT scores to distinguish between borderline cases.
    BMATRequired for international students
    GAMSATCan be used to meet A-Level criteria for graduate applicants
    Academic Requirements
    GSCE GCSEs not used for selection beyond minimum requirement
    Grades required: 5 GCSEs at grade A/7, with a minimum grade B/6 in English Language, Maths and all science subjects
    Subjects required: Chemistry or Biology plus a second science
    Retake policyStudents resitting A-Levels are not normally considered.
    Scottish highersAAAAB
    Subjects required: Chemistry or Biology plus another science both at grade A
    Candidates must also offer a minimum of 5 A grades at National 5 with a minimum of grade B in Maths, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
    Scottish advancedAB
    Subjects required: any two sciences
    any additional subject sat at Higher level in S6 must be achieved at grade B or higher
    Any science subject not being offered at Advanced Higher level must have been passed at Standard Higher grade B
    Candidates must also offer a minimum of 5 A grades at National 5 with a minimum of grade B in Maths, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
    IB35 points
    Subjects required: Higher Level grades of 666 to include Biology or Chemistry plus another science, with grades 665 at Standard Level
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
    Subject requirements: any degree subject accepted
    Additional requirements: BBB at A-Level to include Chemistry or Biology plus one other science, GCSE grade 6/B in Maths, English language and all sciences at grade B/6
    Candidates without required secondary school requirements are eligible to apply if their overall GAMSAT score of 55 with a S3 score of 58 supported by a score of 50 in all other sections.
    Alternatively an overall score of 58 with S3 scored at 55, supported by a score of 50 or more in all other sections.
    Graduate applicants must also take the UCAT/BMAT as required.
    Applications in 19/201825
    Interviews in 19/20686
    Offers in 19/20412
    Success rate in 19/20approx 1 in 5


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