The University of Leicester has been training medical professionals for the past 40 years. Students will learn from experts in their field and from patients, with clinical exposure from the very beginning of the course. The university also boasts excellent training facilities for medical students, including specialist facilities for anatomical dissection of human cadavers.
The University of Leicester use equal weighting of your academic performance and UCAT score to rank applicants for invites to interview, therefore it is important that you perform well in both of these areas if you wish to apply to the University of Leicester.
- Heavy UCAT Focus
- Early Clinical Focus
- Very Competitive
About the university Compare
|Phone number||0116 252 2969|
|Teaching style||Integrated |
Integrated teaching style where students benefit from meeting patients from day one. Enabling you to acquire the medical knowledge and professional competencies that are essential for effective medical practice.
|Course length|| 5-6 years |
Medicine MBChB - 5 years
Medicine MBChB with Foundation Year - 6 years
There are five different intercalated degree options available to medical students, including MSc options. For more information on these please click here.
|Courses offered|| 2 courses offered |
Medicine MBChB A100
Medicine MBChB with Foundation Year A199
|Graduate entry|| No|
Previously Leicester offered a graduate programme, however they no longer have a graduate entry programme available. Having said this graduates are able to apply for the undergraduate programme.
|Foundation or access||Yes|
Medicine MBChB with Foundation Year (A199)
8 MMI stations
|Interview dates|| December - February|
Invitations are sent out via email in Late November and will be sent out on as part of the ongoing process until the end of February
|Interview topics||Topics include:|
|UCAT||Those who score highly in the UCAT will be invited to interview provided they meet the minimum entry requirements. Candidates who score lower in the UCAT will be considered on an individual basis, taking into account their whole UCAS application. This can include your academic performance at A-level and GCSE (or equivalent), personal statement and references. |
There is no cut-off score used by the medical school,making Leicester a great option if your application is strong, but your UCAT score is not as high as you would have liked.
|GSCE||GCSE’s are taken into consideration when shortlisting applicants for interview|
Grades required: Grade B/6 in English Language, Mathematics and two sciences (including Biology, Chemistry or Double Award Science) achieved at first sitting
The University of Leicester do not specify a minimum number of A* (8/9) grades achieved at GCSE, however, they do take GCSE performance into consideration when selecting applicants for interview. Therefore, achieving well in your GCSEs is level is essential if you wish to apply here.
|A-level||AAA is common|
Subjects required: Chemistry or Biology, and one of either; Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Psychology.
Grades required: AAA or A*AB
General Studies, Citizenship, Critical Thinking or Global Perspectives are non accepted.
Please note that only one of Mathematics or Further Mathematics may be counted towards your potential offer.
Applicants who attain AAB in their first sitting of A-levels can apply to resit in one subject, and applicants who obtain ABB at their first A-level sitting can apply for resits in two subjects, only if there were significant mitigation that the admissions tutors have accepted and agreed to in writing prior to application.
Applicants with lower A-level grades at first attempt and have significant mitigation can apply if their mitigation is accepted and agreed to in writing prior to application. These applicants must apply once they have attained the required AAA grades. Predicted grades will not be considered for such applicants.
GCSE’s minimum requirements must have been met at first sitting unless significant mitigating circumstances have been previously accepted by the admissions tutors.
|Scottish highers||N/A without Advanced Highers|
Will not be considered alone without Scottish Advanced Highers
Subjects required: Chemistry or Biology, and one of either; Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology
Grades required: AAA
Subjects required: Chemistry and one subject from; Biology, Psychology or Physics required at Higher Level.
Grades required: 36 points with 6,6,6 at Higher Level. Note this is not including core or bonus points.
|BDGA only||2:1 Honours degree|
Subjects required: Any discipline - provided applicants meet the minimum GCSE requirements and also has a grade B at A-level in either Chemistry or Biology.
Grades required: 2:1 or 1st Degree
Please note that Leicester do not consider applicants who are did not obtain a minimum of a 2:1 in their first degree, even if they are completing a second undergraduate degree, Masters or PhD.
|Applications in 18/19||Total number of home applicants: 2305|
Home/EU graduate applicants: 453
Home/EU non-graduate applicants: 1616
Overseas graduate applicants: 25
Overseas non-graduate applicants: 211
|Interviews in 18/19||Total number of applicants interviewed: 1241|
Home/EU graduate applicants: 182
Home/EU non-graduate applicants: 966
Overseas graduate applicants: 7
Overseas non-graduate applicants: 86
|Offers in 18/19||Total number of offers: 852|
Home/EU graduate applicants: 141
Home/EU non-graduate applicants: 676
Overseas graduate applicants: 2
Overseas non-graduate applicants: 33
|Success rate in 18/19||Application success rate: |
Offers per applicant: 1 in 2.7
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: 1 in 1.5