University of Cambridge
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.
- Traditional Course
- Compulsory Intercalation
About the university Compare
|Phone number||01223 333308|
|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.
|Course length||6 years|
Intercalation in the third year of the course at BA level. This can be in a Biological, Natural Science or a non-core science subject such as History of Medicine.
|Courses offered||2 courses on offer: |
A100 Standard Entry - 6 years
A101 Cambridge Graduate Course - 4 years
|Foundation or access||No|
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.|
Most candidates will have at least two panel interviews lasting 20-45 minutes.
No threshold BMAT score used, however students with a higher BMAT result are more likely to be invited to interview.
The average BMAT score will vary between each college.
|GSCE||No minimum requirement|
While there is no minimum requirement, GCSE grades are used to shortlist candidates for interview. The shortlisting process will vary between college, but it is important to remember the majority of Cambridge applicants will have majority A*/A grades at GCSE.
Subject requirements vary between colleges so please check the official websites. The majority of colleges require Chemistry and one of Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Some colleges stipulate an A* grade must be obtained in Chemistry.
Subject requirements: Chemistry and at least one of Biology, Physics, Maths
These requirements can vary between colleges so please double check.
Subjects required: Higher Level Chemistry and one of either Biology, Physics, or Mathematics at grades 7, 7, 6
|Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)||2:1 Honours degree|
Any discipline accepted
|Applications in 19/20||1817|
|Interviews in 19/20||varies between college|
|Offers in 19/20||306|
|Success rate in 19/20||approx 1 in 6|