East Anglia - Norwich Medical School


Norwich Medical School is part of the University of East Anglia, and is based in Norwich. Over the years it has established a reputation for innovative approaches to education. Attending Norwich medical school will mean you have real patient contact for your first month on the course, studying in a wide range of different clinical settings and placements. 

UCAT and GCSE scores are used to rank applicants in order to invite them to interview. Therefore, it is vital that you perform well in both to secure yourself an interview at UEA. A low score in any one area will not mean you will not get an interview. Having said this, if you have underperformed in one of these two areas, it is important that you overperform in the other if you are to secure an interview.

Key Points

  • Heavy UCAT Focus
  • Early Clinical Focus
  • Very Competitive

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number01603 591515
Course Information
Teaching stylePBL
Problem-based learning techniques are used along with lectures, tutorials and clinical skills/placements.
Course length5-6 years
Undergraduate entry - 5 years
(from 2020) Gateway 2 Medicine entry - 6 years
5 intercalating MSc options available. More information about each of the options is available herehttps://www.uea.ac.uk/medicine/intercalated-medical-degrees.
Courses offered2 courses offered
Graduate entryNo
Foundation or accessYes (from 2020)
Gateway 2 Medicine entry - 6 years
University Life
Local areaNorwich
Norwich and the University of East Anglia campus.
Social life
Interview styleMMI
7 stations, each lasting 5 minutes with a 1 and a half minute break/preparation time between stations.
Interview dates December - February
Interviews will take place from December to February, with a break over the festive period, with invites being sent out at the end of November each year.
Interview topicsApplicants will need to demonstrate the following in their interview:
  • Acceptable approach to decision making when given incomplete or conflicting information
  • Ability to learn and work effectively in partnership
  • Caring and supportive attitude
  • Empathetic and caring approach
  • Insight into medicine as a career and personal suitability for the profession
  • Honesty, integrity and personal effectiveness
Admissions Tests
UCATNo cut-off score
No cut-off or threshold score used in the selection process. However, it is unusual for an applicant with a score lower than the 3rd decile to be invited to interview.
UCAT subsection scores are used along with GCSEs to rank applicants for interview. SJT scores are used as a component score post interview in deciding which applicants to send offers to.
Academic Requirements
GSCEGCSEs are used with UCAT 50:50 to rank applicants for interview
Grades required: minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade A/7 or above which must include English, Mathematics and two Science subjects.
A-levelAAA is common
Subjects required: Biology/Human Biology
Grades required: AAA
Retake policyYes
Resits will be considered if a minimum of ABB/AAC is achieved in the first sitting over 2 consecutive years including the subjects required (Biology/Human Biology). You must also be predicted to achieve at least 1 A* in any subject where previously less than an A was achieved.
Scottish highersN/A
Scottish advancedAAB
Subjects required: Biology
Grades required: AAB at Higher Level
IB36 points
Subjects required: Biology at grade 6
Grades required: 36 points overall with Higher Level 6,6,6
Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
Subjects required: Relevant degree with sufficient levels of Biology/Physiology as part of your degree. Alternatively you must have achieved a grade A in A-Level Biology, or have completed/be enrolled in an approved access course.
Grades required: 2:1 honours degree
Must also meet the GCSE, A-level and UCAT requirements.
Applications in 19/201300
Total number of home applicants: 1300
Interviews in 19/20800
Total number of applicants interviewed: 800
Offers in 19/20400
Total number of offers: 400
Success rate in 19/20Application success rate:
Offers per applicant: 1 in 3.3
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: 1 in 2


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AnonymousMedic Mind Tutor

9 February 2021

For the GCSE requirements, would Combined/Double Science be accepted? If so, would it meet the requirements if only one grade is 7? (e.g Combined Science grade 7/6).