Kent and Medway


Formed from a collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent, Kent and Medway Medical School aims to take its first cohort in September 2020. There will be 100 places available per year group, with the aim for this to increase over the coming years as the medical school is established. The aim is to build on the already existing high-quality clinical teaching and research strengths across the two universities. The course offers clinical placements from the very beginning, something that is appealing to many students. Over the course you will gradually increase your time spent in the clinical environment. 

UCAT scores will be used to offer students invites to interview, therefore it is essential that you score well in the exam. You are only required to meet the minimum entry requirements, therefore, Kent and Medway Medical School is a great option for those who only just meet the minimum entry requirements, but have scored highly in the UCAT.

Key Points

  • Heavy UCAT Focus
  • Early Clinical Focus
  • Very Competitive

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number01634 888800‎
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
For the first 2 years you will spend 20% of your time in the clinical setting, with the rest of your time spent in lectures and tutorials. Following this, you will spend 80% of years 3 and 4 in the clinical environment, with the rest of your time spent in small group teaching. Finally your 5th year will be spent on clinical rotational placements and also on your elective placement.
Course length5 Years
Undergraduate course - 5 years, plus an optional iBSc
Between years 3 and 4 students will have to option to complete an intercalated degree which can be either a BSc, BA or Masters (postgraduate) degree.
Courses offered1 course offered
Undergraduate course - 5 years
Graduate entryNo
Graduates and Healthcare professionals are welcomed to apply to the standard entry undergraduate course, for entry into year 1.
Foundation or accessNo
Widening participation applicants are welcome to apply to the standard course with reduced academic offers. This is expected to be either ABB or BBB A-levels or equivalent.
University Life
Local areaCanterbury
You will be required to attend both university campuses which are in the city of Canterbury. Canterbury is a historic city, rich in culture.
Social life
Interview styleMMI
Little information as new medical school
Interview datesDecember - February
MMI interviews will take place between December to February. Kent and Medway have not said how long their interview period will be.
Interview topicsExact topics are unknown, however they are expected to include:
  • Motivation and understanding of a career in medicine
  • Motivation to study at Kent and Medway Medical School
  • Healthcare related topics in the news
  • Qualities of a doctor, including but not limited to; teamwork, leadership, resilience, and problem solving.
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATThe UCAT score of applicants will be used to rank applicants who have met the minimum entry requirements. Therefore a cut-off UCAT score will be used to determine which applicants will receive and invite to interview.
    As this will be the first year that the medical school is accepting applicants, there is no previous data available as to what the cut-off score has been in previous years.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSE’s used past minimum entry requirement
    Grades required: 5 A*-B (9-6) grade GCSEs which must include English Language and Mathematics. Biology, Chemistry and Physics are also required, however, Double Award Science is accepted as an alternative to the three separate sciences.
    A-levelAAB is common
    Subjects required: Chemistry or Biology required, plus one other science subject from; Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Psychology, Physics, or Computing/Computer Science.
    Grades required:AAB (ABB or BBB for contextual admissions)
    General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted A-level subjects.
    Retake policyYes and No
    GCSE resits are accepted provided results have been obtained prior to making your application.
    A-Level resits aren’t accepted unless there are extenuating circumstances. Evidence of which will need to be submitted in support of your application, and shall be reviewed on a case-by-case basis
    Scottish highersAAA
    Subjects required:Any subjects not offered at Advance Higher level
    Grades required: AAA
    Scottish advancedAA
    Subjects required: Chemistry and Biology
    Grades required: AA
    If only one of Chemistry or Biology is offered at Advanced Higher, the other must be offered at Higher Level at Grade A.
    IB34 points
    Subjects required:: Biology or Chemistry at HL6 and one further science subject from; Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Psychology at HL6.
    Grades required:34 points with 6,6 at Higher Level
    BDGA only2:1 Honours degree
    Subjects required:Biology or Bioscience-related subject. Most health Professions degrees are also accepted, but please contact the admission team at Kent and Medway for clarification.
    Grades required: 2:1 honours degree classification or above
    Applications in 18/19N/A
    Interviews in 18/19N/A
    Offers in 18/19N/A
    Success rate in 18/19N/A

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