St George’s University

Overview

St George’s Medical School is the oldest medical school in the UK, making it a prestigious institution that you can train at. Being part of a university that specialises in healthcare, you wll be trained by experts in their field who are passionate about training the next generation. The course lets students have contact with patients from year one. As well as being at a unique campus, which is shared with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK. 

The university use UCAT scores to rank students for interview, therefore it is important that you have scored well in the UCAT if you wish to apply to St George’s University. Further to this, make sure that you check the cut-off scores from previous years to check you stand a good chance of getting an interview.

Key Points

  • Heavy UCAT Focus
  • Early Clinical Focus
  • Very Competitive

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email
Phone number020 8672 9944
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
The first two years provide you with a thorough understanding of clinical science, with clinical work introduced from the beginning of year 1. Following this you will get more clinical teaching including 4th year where you will rotate between 10-week clinical attachments.
Course length4-5 years
A100 Medicine - 5 years (6 with iBSc)
A101 Graduate Entry Medicine - 4 years
BSCYes
BSc options are usually taken by students between years 3 and 4.
Courses offered2 courses offered
A100 Medicine
A101 Graduate Entry Medicine
Graduate entryYes
A101 Graduate Entry Medicine - 4 years
Foundation or accessNo
University Life
Local areaTooting, South London
Social life
Interview
Interview styleMMI
The MMI consists of 8 stations lasting 5 minutes each.
Interview datesDecember - March
Interviews begin in December and continue into February and the beginning of March.
Interview topicsYou will be assessed in the following key competencies:
  • Academic ability and intellect
  • Empathy
  • Initiative and resilience
  • Communication skills
  • Communication skills
  • Organization and problem solving
  • Team work
  • Insight and integrity
  • Effective learning style
  • As well as being able to demonstrate:
  • You have gained appropriate voluntary/work experience in a medical or health-related field
  • You have a broad awareness of the scope of medicine
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATCut-off used:
    2019 = 2490
    2018 = 2590
    UCAT results are used to select students for interview and to rank post-interview waiting list students.
    There is an overall score and section score cut off. The section score must be a minimum of 500 achieved in each section. However, the overall score fluctuates year-to-year and is calculated based on the cohort of applicants. The cut-off for the last two years is as follows:
    2018 it was 2590
    2019 it was 2490
    GAMSATGraduate applicants only
    Minimum overall GAMSAT score of 59 including a minimum score of 50 in each section.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSE’s not used past minimum requirements
    Grades required: 5 GCSEs at grade B/6 or above. Must include English Language, Mathematics and Science (Double or Triple Award Science).
    A-levelAAA is common
    Subjects required: Chemistry and Biology/Human Biology
    Grades required: AAA - A*AA
    General Studies and Key Skills not accepted
    Retake policyNo
    A-levels or equivalent must be completed within one sitting across a maximum of two years. St George’s do not accept resits which require a third year of study.
    Scottish highersAAA
    Subjects required: Chemistry and/or Biology, and English Language at standard grade 2 or higher.
    Grades required: AAA
    Plus Advanced Highers
    Scottish advancedAA
    Subjects required: Chemistry and or Biology
    Grades required: AA
    IB36 points
    Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
    Grades required: 36 points with 6,6,6 at Higher Level.
    Standard Level must include a minimum score of 5 in Mathematics and English
    BDGA onlyGraduates only accepted onto the Graduate Entry Programme
    Graduates may only apply for the graduate course.
    Subjects required: any discipline
    Grades required: 2:1 honours degree minimum, or a pass in MSc, MPhil or PhD
    Statistics
    Applications in 18/19Total number of home applicants: 1552
    Home/EU applicants: 1250
    International applicants: 302
    Interviews in 18/19Total number of applicants interviewed: 667
    Home/EU applicants interviewed: 580
    International applicants interviewed: 87
    Offers in 18/19Total number of offers: 467
    Home/EU applicants with offer: 413
    International applicants with offer: 54
    Success rate in 18/19Application success rate:
    Offers per applicant: 1 in 3.3
    Interview success rate:
    Offers per interview: 1 in 1.4

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