University of Cambridge (Graduate Entry)

The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world, dating back to 1209. As one of the most prestigious in the UK, notable alumni include Stephen Hawking, Charles Darwin and David Attenborough. Teaching places a heavy emphasis on biomedical research with the hope that graduates will become world-leaders and embrace scientific advancement throughout their careers. Cambridge is a collegiate university so students will additionally benefit to membership to one of the 31 colleges. Your college will provide accommodation and other facilities including dining halls, study rooms and libraries. Studying at Cambridge is a unique experience based on tradition and the traditional experiences.

Cambridge attracts the strongest applicants from across the globe. With a strong emphasis on academics and BMAT score, Cambridge is an ideal choice for strong all-round applicants keen to experience a traditional Oxbridge education. The graduate medicine course is offered at the following colleges only: Hughes Hall, Lucy Cavendish, St Edmund’s and Wolfson.

Key Points

  • Graduate Entry
  • Oxbridge
  • No Entrance Exam
  • High A-Level Requirements

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email [email protected]
Phone number 01223 333308
Course Information
Teaching style Traditional
Cambridge takes a traditional approach teaching the medical sciences first before beginning clinical placements from Year 4 onwards. The first three years (pre-clinical studies) involve lectures, practical classes, dissections and supervisions.
The graduate course condenses pre-clinical studies into the first two years with additional clinical placements during holidays.
Course length 4 years
Courses offered 2 courses on offer:
A100 Standard Entry - 6 years
A101 Cambridge Graduate Course - 4 years
Graduate entry Yes
Foundation or access No
University Life
Local area Cambridge
Cambridge is a vibrant city in the heart of the countryside in Cambridgeshire. The city is steeped in history and provides students with a beautiful setting to study at one of the world's most prestigious universities. The city is relatively small with most colleges located in the city centre and easy reach of lecture theatres.
Social life The university offers a unique social life to its students. The collegiate system provides a "family" within the university, not only providing accommodation but also social events through the JCR. This includes weekly formal dinners, music societies and sports teams. The famous May Balls (actually held in June!) take place shortly after exams and are the highlight of the social calendar with everything from circus acts to famous bands in attendance.
Interview style MMI
Interview dates Feb
Interview topics
  • Knowledge of scientific basis of medicine including most recent developments
  • Personal qualities relating to good medical practice
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding the importance of physical, psychological and social aspects of patient care
  • Appreciation of ethical, legal and community issues with regards to medicine
  • Ability to demonstrate teamwork
  • Possess the capacity for inquiry and prepared for continued learning, teaching and evaluating research throughout your role as a doctor.
  • Admissions Tests
    UCAT N/A
    BMAT N/A
    Academic Requirements
    GSCE CC in Maths and English
    A-level A
    Subjects required: Chemistry at grade A and one of either Biology, Physics, or Maths
    Competitive applications will have at least grades AAA at A-level. Also please note that some colleges require specific subject combinations, please check college websites for details.
    A-Levels must be achieved within past 7 years.
    Retake policy N/A
    Scottish highers N/A
    Scottish advanced N/A
    IB N/A
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only) 2:1 Honours degree
    Degree subject: any discipline
    Applications in 19/20 481
    Interviews in 19/20 -
    Offers in 19/20 46
    Success rate in 19/20 approx 1 in 11


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    AnonymousMedic Mind Tutor

    5 June 2021

    Hey, with first class honors in biomedical science but with poor A-levels, will I be eligible for standard medicine course (A100) as affiliate student in Cambridge since I am an international student and cant do GEM.

    Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

    6 June 2021

    Each Cambridge college has their own A-Level requirements so it may be worth emailing each individual college for their advice, although I suspect the answer is most likely no as Cambridge take very few graduates onto their standard course already. There are plenty of other standard-entry courses courses open for graduates in your position, as well as Swansea, Warwick and Worcester GEM who take international students too. It might be worth looking into the brand new Worcester GEM course as they’re currently taking an entirely international cohort so places may be less limited than at other universities.

    Lesira BefeMedic Mind Tutor

    7 March 2022

    How much is the tuition fee for graduate entry students for medicine

    Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

    7 June 2022

    The same as any other undergraduate degree – £9250 per year.