Liverpool University

Overview

The School of Medicine at the University of Liverpool has been training medical pioneers since 1834, and has just had a £7million investment programme put in-place to enhance the School of Medicine. Being one of the largest medical schools in the country, as a student you will benefit from locally and internationally recognised centres for clinical placements. As well as attending one of the world-leading Russell Group Universities. 

Students applying in 2020/21 entry will not have their personal statements or academic references routinely assessed as part of the decision to invite applicants to interview. However, the personal statement will be considered as part of the interview process. Graduate applicants for the A101 course, including maxilofacial applicants will be required to complete an online application form as well as applying through UCAS. The online form is available on the Liverpool School of Medicine web-site.

Key Points

  • Heavy UCAT Focus
  • Early Clinical Focus
  • Very Competitive

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number+44 (0)151 795 4362
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
One pre-clinical year with clinical skills sessions included. This year will mostly consist of lectures, workshops and seminars.
From year 2 onwards students will undertake clinical placements at local NHS Trusts, GP practices, hospices, specialist services and community services.
Course length4-5 years
5 year undergraduate standard entry programme
4 year graduate entry accelerated programme
BSCYes
Currently there are 15 intercalated degree options, which range from BSc to MSc and MRes. More information on which is available here.
Courses offered2 courses offered
Medicine and Surgery MBChB A100 - 5 years
Medicine and Surgery MBChB Graduate Entry - 4 years
Graduate entryYes
4 year accelerated medicine course offered for graduate applicants
Foundation or accessNo
University Life
Local areaLiverpool
Social life
Interview
Interview styleMMI
The interview process at Liverpool is currently under review. Having said this, the university have released information stating the format of the interview will not change and shall stay as a multiple-mini interview (MMI). The number of stations and time allocated to each station is currently unknown, but is likely to be between 6-8 stations each lasting between 5-7 minutes.
Interview dates3 dates in January and February
Dates for the 2020 application cycle are:
-27th January 2020
-3rd February 2020
-10th February 2020
Interview topicsThe interview process at Liverpool is currently under review
Previous interview topics have included:
-Applicants core values and attributes (using applicants personal statements)
-Teamwork
-Communication skills
-Ethical views
-Learning from work experience and caring contribution
-Health-care awareness and insight
-Numeracy
Admissions Tests
UCATUndergraduate applicants for A100 course
Any applicant scoring SJT band 4 will be automatically rejected. The remaining applicants will be ranked based on their overall UCAT score and invited to interview.
Competitive UCAT scores:
17-18: 2460
18-19: 2420
GAMSATGraduate applicants for both programmes offered
Graduate applicants who meet the minimum academic criteria and who meet or exceed the cut-off of the GAMSAT are invited to interview. This score varies year-on-year based on the number of graduate applicants, their performance and the number of places available.
A competitive GAMSAT score:
Overall score of 55 or 56 with no less than 50 achieved in any section.
Academic Requirements
GSCEPreference may be given to applicants with higher GCSE scores.
Grades required: 9 GCSEs with a score of at least 15 where A*/A = 2 and B = 1 Subjects required: The score from the 9 GCSEs must include Biology, Chemistry and Physics (or Core & Additional Science) and Mathematics. All of which must be obtained at grade B or above.
A-levelAAA is common
Subjects required: Chemistry and one subject from either; Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
Grades required: AAA
A*AB also accepted provided that the A*A grades are in Chemistry, and either Biology, Physics or Maths.
General Studies is not considered in applications
Retake policyNo
Unless there are extenuating circumstances, in which case there is an online form which applicants are required to complete. You can view this here.
Scottish highersAAAAB-AAAAA
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry required at Advanced Higher Level (A grade in each)
Grades required: AAAAA-AAAAB
Scottish advancedAA
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
Grades required: AA
Plus Scottish Highers
IB36 points
Subjects required: Chemistry and Biology
Grades required: 36 points, with 6 points in each required subject, plus one other subject at Higher Level. With the addition of a further 3 subjects at Standard Level with a minimum of 5 points in each.
BDGA only2:1 Honours degree
Subjects required: Biological, Biomedical or Health Science subject
Grades required: 2:1 honours degree or higher
Statistics
Applications in 18/191874
Total number of home applicants: 1874
Interviews in 18/19877
Total number of applicants interviewed: 877
Offers in 18/19635
Total number of offers: 635
Success rate in 18/19Application success rate:
Offers per applicant: 1 in 3.0
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: 1 in 1.4

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