The University of Nottingham Medical School was opened in 1970 as part of the Queen’s Medical Centre and was the first to be established in the UK in the 20th century. As a student at the Medical School you benefit from the fantastic facilities that this enables you access to. Further to you will have placements at Nottingham City Hospital, Royal Derby Hospital, and other hospitals within the region.
At the University of Nottingham they use your academic ability, from both achieved and predicted grades, with your UCAT score to rank students using a points system to invite applicants to interview. Therefore, it is important that you achieve highly in GCSE as well as UCAT.
- Heavy UCAT Focus
- Early Clinical Focus
- Very Competitive
About the university Compare
|Phone number||+44 (0)115 951 5151|
The first few years focus on biomedical science themes which are clinical case-based and often involve bringing patients into teaching session. There isn’t specifically clinical exposure in the first few years which makes this more of a traditional course, but the integration of the patient centered learning makes this course have more of an integrated approach.
The final two years of the course are the clinical phase where you will be based in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire for your clinical placements.
|Course length||4 - 6 years|
A100/10L - Undergraduate - 5 years
A108/18L - Undergraduate - 6 years (widening access courses)
A101 - Graduate entry - 4 years
On a few occasions students have been allowed to study a PhD or Master’s Degree between the BMedSci degree and BMBS degree (after year 3).
|Courses offered||5 courses offered|
A100 - Undergraduate entry - Nottingham/Derby - 5years
A10L - Undergraduate entry - Lincoln - 5 years
A108 - Undergraduate entry - Nottingham/Derby - 6years
A18L - Undergraduate entry - Lincoln - 6 years
A101 - Graduate entry - 4 years
A101 Graduate entry - 4 years
|Foundation or access||Yes|
A108/A18L - undergraduate entry with widening access - 6 years
There are 8 stations in total. Each station lasts for 5 minutes, and students are provided with 1 minute between stations to exit the station, and read the instructions outside the next station.
At the first station all applicants will be read the same “ice-breaker” question and given 2 minutes to answer. This is not scored.
6 of the 8 stations will involve answer questions based on instruction or scenarios provided.
2 of the 8 stations will involve role play.
|Interview dates||December - March|
Interviews take place between December and March, with offers being issued in February and March.
|Interview topics||The interview is designed to assess the personal qualities that Nottingham consider essential to practice medicine. These include:|
-Communication and listening skills
-Understanding of the profession and issue you can face
-Teamwork and leadership
|UCAT||The UCAT results are awarded points in the following way. Each section of the UCAT is awarded points based on the score obtained:|
801-900 = 9 points
701-800 = 8 points
601-700 = 7 points
501-600 = 6 points
401-500 = 5 points
301-400 = 4 points SJT bandings are also awarded points as follows: Band 1 = 4 points Band 2 = 2 points Band 3 = 1 point Band 4 = Applicants are not considered further All sections are weighted equally and added to the points awarded for GCSE grades. A-levels attained or predicted are not awarded points. Students are then ranked and invited to interview based on this overall score.
|GSCE||GCSE’s used or not?|
Grades required: 6 GCSEs at grade 7/A
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry (Double Award Science accepted if Triple Science not offered), plus either Physics or Maths at grade 6/B minimum. English language is also required at grade 6/B minimum.
|A-level||AAA is common|
Subjects required: Biology/Human Biology and Chemistry.
Grades required: AAA
Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking, General Studies and Global Perspectives and not accepted.
Applicants will be considered who are re-sitting up to two A-levels having attained at least ABB with at least one A grade in either Biology or Chemistry.
Students who are applying whilst resitting A-levels must achieve AAA minimum at a-level.
Subjects required: English Language, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Grades required: AAAAB
Scottish Advanced Highers must also be offered.
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
Grades required: AA
Scottish Highers must also be offered.
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry at Higher Level
Grades required: 36 points with 6,6,6 at Higher Level
|BDGA only||2:1 Honours degree|
Subjects required: Any discipline
Grades required: 2:1 plus minimum A-level requirements of AAA including Biology/Human Biology and Chemistry.
Note - A 2:2 minimum is the requirement for the graduate entry programme. In addition to this you will need to sit the GAMSAT.
|Applications in 18/19||2170|
Total number of home applicants: 2170
Home/EU applicants: 1910
International applicants: 260
|Interviews in 18/19||962|
Total number of applicants interviewed: 962
Home/EU applicants: 866
International applicants: 96
|Offers in 18/19||623|
Total number of offers: 623
Home/EU applicants: 580
International applicants: 43
|Success rate in 18/19||Application success rate: |
Offers per applicant: 1 in 3.5
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: 1 in 1.5