Newcastle University


Newcastle University is in the Top 10 Universities in the UK from the Times Good University Guide 2020, making it a great choice for students wanting to study medicine. The programme aims to provide a stimulating and supportive 

Newcastle University has no A-level subject requirements, making it a good course to apply for if you haven’t taken Chemistry or Biology at A-level and have decided you wish to apply for medicine. Further to this, there is no use of A-level grades beyond checking applicants meet the minimum requirements, A* grades are of no advantage to applicants. Also Newcastle University do not use GCSE grades in any aspect of their application procedure, making Newcastle a great option for applicants that don’t have standard offers.

Key Points

  • High UCAT
  • Russell Group
  • Graduate Entry

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number+44 (0)191 208 3333
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
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 couple of years. With later years focusing on clinical skills and clinical practice.
Course length4 - 5 years
A100 - MBBS standard entry - 5 years
A101 - MBBS graduate entry - 4 years
A broad range of Biomedical Science BSc degrees and Master’s degrees are available as intercalated degree options.
Courses offered2 courses offered
A100 - MBBS standard entry - 5 years
A101 - MBBS graduate entry - 4 years
Graduate entryYes
Accelerated MBBS programme - 4 years
Foundation or accessNo
University Life
Local areaNewcastle
Social life
Interview styleMMI for Home/EU applicants
Panel for International applicants
The MMI will assess applicants using interview questions as well as through a role play station.
International applicants having a panel interview will be assessed solely by interview questions.
Interview datesDecember - February
Interview invites are sent out via email to applicants, and take place typically between December and February.
Interview topicsThe following areas will be assessed in your interview at Newcastle:
  • Integrity (honesty and probity)
  • Communication
  • Empathy and Self-awareness
  • Motivation and commitment to be a doctor
  • Compatibility with MBBS programme
  • Teamwork (including Leadership)
  • Personal organisation
  • Persistence and resilience
Admissions Tests
UCATA100 threshold scores:
2019 - 2720
2018 - 2580
A101 threshold scores:
2019 - 2920
2018 - 2940
Newcastle use a threshold/cut-off 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.
Do have a look at previous years threshold UCAT results to check you reach above the average threshold before applying.
Please note that applicants with SJT scores of band 4 will not be considered.
BMATNot used
GAMSATNot used
Academic Requirements
GSCEGCSE’s are not used
Grades required: none
A-levelAAA minimum
Subjects required: None
Grades required: AAA
General Studies, Use of Mathematics, World Development, Communication and Culture, and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
Retake policyYes
Students are permitted to retake a subject once, provided there are circumstances that meant the student underperformed in the first sit.
As this is a second sit of the qualification a higher level of performance is expected. Therefore, where an A grade was previously required, the subject that has been sat twice will be required at A* grade.
Scottish highersAAAAA
Subjects required: none
Grades required: AAAAA
Must be offered with Scottish Advanced Highers
Scottish advancedAA
Subjects required: none
Grades required: AA
Must be offered with Scottish Highers
IB38 points
Subjects required: none
Grades required: minimum of grade 5 in all subjects.
Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
Degree Subjects: any discipline
Degree Class: 2:1 or above honours degree or Integrated Master’s degree
Applications in 19/202523
Total number of home applicants: 2523
Interviews in 19/201017
Total number of applicants interviewed: 1017
Offers in 19/20663
Total number of offers: 663
Success rate in 19/20Application success rate:
Offers per applicant: 1 in 3.8
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: 1 in 1.5


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