King’s College London (Graduate Entry)


King’s College London is home to the GKT School of Medical Education, formed in 1998 with the merging of the originally independent Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ schools of medicine. Teaching at these medical schools dates all the way back to 1173, with a great deal of history associated with studying of King’s with notable alumni including Joseph Lister and John Keats. The curriculum at King’s was been recently redesigned and takes an integrated approach, blending the basic medical sciences with clinical practice from early on.

As a graduate you will by-pass the first stage of the standard 5-year medicine degree and join the second year directly. From this point you will follow the same programme as all our other medical students.

Both UCAT and previous academic performance are considered when scoring applicants for interview shortlisting. Therefore applicants with strong exam grades as well as a competitive UCAT score are ideal candidates for King’s College.

Key Points

  • Graduate Entry
  • UCAT
  • Integrated Course
  • London

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number020 7836 5454
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
The course is split into three phases: Phase I (year 1), Phase II (years 2+3) and Phase III (years 4+5). Phase I is largely lecture and seminar based with the amount of time spent at placement increasing with each phase.
The graduate course bypasses phase I and joins other students directly into phase II.
Course length4 years
BSCYes, optional
Intercalated BSc is optional and taken between stages 2 and 3
Courses offered3 courses offered:
A100 Standard Entry - 5 years
A101 Extended Medical Degree Programme - 6 years
A102 Graduate Entry - 4 years
Graduate entryYes
Foundation or accessYes
University Life
Local areaLondon
Teaching is based at King's College's Guy’s Campus, located around London Bridge. Being located in the very centre of London has its benefits and is an amazing opportunity to enjoy everything the capital has to offer. You will undertake placements at around south London as well as south east England, including Kent and Sussex. Placements outside of London offer a different and rich perspective on clinical learning, complementing the experiences gained in central London hospitals.
Social lifeAs well as all the benefits of studying and living in central London, students can also access all of the facilities and societies of King's College London as well as GKT-specific sports teams and societies.
Interview styleMMI
6 stations, each around 5 minutes long
Interview datesDec-Mar
Interview topics
  • Data interpretation
  • Communication skills
  • Resilience
  • Healthcare topics from the news
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATUCAT Required
    For 2019, UCAT average for successful applicants was 2799. A-Level grades, personal statement and GCSEs are also considered when shortlisting candidates for interview.
    For 2019 entry, the average UCAT of interviewed graduate applicants was 2927. The average of successful candidates was 2959.
    For 2019 entry, the average UCAT of interviewed graduate applicants was 2927. The average of successful candidates was 2959.
    Academic Requirements
    Retake policyApplications from those resitting one or more of their school qualifications will be considered. However, candidates who have achieved or are predicted to achieve the typical entry requirements in their first sitting may be considered to have a more competitive application.
    Scottish highersN/A
    Scottish advancedN/A
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 honours degree
    Subject required: Biosciences degree such as biomedical science, physiology, biochemistry. See website for other acceptable degree titles.
    Applications in 19/201404
    Interviews in 19/20data not available
    Offers in 19/2045
    Success rate in 19/20approx 1 in 30


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