University of East Anglia (Gateway Year)
The University of East Anglia is home to Norwich Medical School. The course focuses on relating learning to real life, using scenarios and clinical problems from patients, with an emphasis on developing practical experience and clinical skills as well as your theoretical knowledge from the very start. Students at UEA start clinical placements early in their first year, ensuring they get a solid grounding in practice before entering full-time clinical attachments.
The Gateway Year aims to equip students with the academic skills and knowledge neeedd to progress onto the five-year standard Medicine course.
Unlike many medical schools, UEA consider UCAT score post-interview to decide which interviewed candidates to give offers to. This means that candidates with a very strong UCAT score can compensate for a weaker interview performance and vice versa. Norwich is an ideal choice for applicants who meet the minimum entrance requirements and have a strong UCAT score.
Please note that this program is only open to applicants that meet specific widening participation criteria.
- Foundation Year Entry
- Widening Participation Criteria
- Optional MSc Intercalation
About the university Compare
|Phone number||01603 591515|
Learning is organised in system-based modules. You'll used problem-based learning techniques in small groups as well as spending time in clinical environments.
At Norwich you'll see patients within your first month!
Successful completion of the Gateway Year guarantees entry to Y1 medicine.
|Course length||6 years|
|BSC||MSc intercalation optional|
Intercalation between years 3 and 4 at Masters level only. This is optional.
|Courses offered||2 courses offered:|
A100 Medicine Standard Entry - 5 years
A104 Medicine with a Gateway Year - 6 years
|Foundation or access||Yes|
|Local area||Norwich, Norfolk|
UEA is a campus university located in the heart of Norfolk. The campus is famous for its Brutalist architecture, but also has an abundance of green space and parklands. The campus is relatively large and houses all the amenities a student could need including food outlets, a bar and gym facilities.
|Social life||There are plenty of societies and sports clubs to join at UEA including medic specific sports clubs and academic societies covering the various medical specialties. UEA campus is linked to Norwich City by a short bus ride. Norwich is known for thriving independent pubs, restaurants, cafes and the outdoor market so you won’t be stuck for things to do on the weekend.|
7 stations of 5 minutes each
No threshold score used in the selection process.
UCAT subsection scores are used along with GCSEs to rank applicants for interview. Overall cognitive score is used with interview ranking to select applicants to receive offers. The SJT score is included in overall interview score.
For 2019 entry, the average score of successful applicants was 2401, with the lowest score receiving an offer being 1950.
|GSCE||GCSEs used as part of shortlisting process|
Minimum requirements: 6 GCSEs at grade B/6 including MATHS and either two single science subjects (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or Double Science
|A-level||BBB or ABC|
Subjects required: Any subject combination accepted
|Retake policy||A Level Resits are not considered.|
Applicants who do not meet the GCSE requirement MUST be resitting GCSE’s and predicted to achieve the required grade.
|Scottish highers||Advanced Highers accepted only|
Subjects required: Any subject combination
Subjects required: 3 Higher Level subject at grade 5, any combination of subjects is accepted
|Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)||N/A - this course is designed for students who are in the 13th year of education or left school no more than three years prior to the course start date|
|Applications in 19/20||data not available|
|Interviews in 19/20||data not available|
|Offers in 19/20||data not available|
|Success rate in 19/20||data not available|