Newcastle University (Graduate Entry)


Newcastle Medical School was established in 1834 in the Northern city of Newcastle upon Tyne. The medical school follows a modern, integrated, systems-based curriculum, and was the first medical school in the country to operate an integrated medical curriculum. At Newcastle you’ll receive case-led teaching, which means using clinical cases
to help you make the links between your new knowledge and clinical practice. For example a case of stroke can be used to learn and teach the nervous system, cardiovascular system, clinical skills, pharmacology, Public Health and
communication skills.

Newcastle place a heavy emphasis on UCAT score with historically high UCAT cut-off scores. Applicants meeting the minimum academic requirements with a strong UCAT score is highly likely to receive an invitation for interview.

Key Points

  • Graduate Entry
  • No Degree Subject Requirements
  • UCAT
  • Case-Based Learning

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number0191 208 3333
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
The accelerated programme concentrates the first two years of the standard-entry course into a single extended year. Students will then join Year 3 of A100 in their second year.
The integrated course gives students early clinical exposure during their study of basic medical sciences is introduced.
Case-Based Learning is the approach used to learning and teaching during the first years, with a series of 24 clinical cases to prepare you for later years.
Course length4 years
Courses offered2 courses offered:
A100 Medicine Standard Entry - 5 years
A101 Medicine Graduate Entry - 4 years
Graduate entryYes
Foundation or accessNo
University Life
Local areaNewcastle
Newcastle is a big city in a small space and it has a sizeable student population. It's easy to get around and is well connected with the Metro rail network running across the city, from the airport, to the North Sea coast. Newcastle is famous for its friendly locals and their hospitality.
Social lifeNewcastle's reputation for a great nightlife is well-known and one of the reasons the city is always voted as one of the UK's greatest student cities. Newcastle has so much to offer after dark. There's a great mix of bars, pubs and clubs across the city, boutique bowling alleys, live music venues, late-night cafes, theatres and restaurants.
Interview styleMMI
Interview datesDec-Feb
Interview topics
  • Integrity (honesty and probity)
  • Communication skills
  • Empathy and Self-awareness
  • Motivation and commitment to a career in medicine
  • Compatibility with MBBS programme
  • Teamwork (including Leadership)
  • Personal organisation
  • Persistence and resilience
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATUCAT Required
    2020 threshold: 2910
    2019 threshold: 2920
    Newcastle use a threshold UCAT score to invite applicants to interview. These fluctuate year-on-year, based on the number of applicants, UCAT scores of applicants and number of places available.
    Please note that applicants with SJT scores of band 4 will not be considered.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCENo minimum requirement
    A-levelNo minimum requirement
    Retake policyN/A
    Scottish highersNo minimum requirement
    Scottish advancedNo minimum requirement
    IBNo minimum requirement
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
    Subject required: any discipline
    Alternatively, practising health care professionals with a post-registration qualification are also welcome to apply
    Applications in 19/201037
    Interviews in 19/2095
    Offers in 19/2057
    Success rate in 19/20approx 1 in 20


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