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.
- Heavy UCAT Focus
- Early Clinical Focus
- Very Competitive
About the university Compare
|Phone number||01603 591515|
Problem-based learning techniques are used along with lectures, tutorials and clinical skills/placements.
|Course length||5-6 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 offered||2 courses offered|
|Foundation or access||Yes (from 2020)|
Gateway 2 Medicine entry - 6 years
Norwich and the University of East Anglia campus.
7 stations, each lasting 5 minutes with a 1 and a half minute break/preparation time between stations.
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 topics||Applicants will need to demonstrate the following in their interview:|
|UCAT||No 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.
|GSCE||GCSEs 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-level||AAA is common|
Subjects required: Biology/Human Biology
Grades required: AAA
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.
Subjects required: Biology
Grades required: AAB at Higher Level
Subjects required: Biology at grade 6
Grades required: 36 points overall with Higher Level 6,6,6
|BDGA 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 18/19||1300|
Total number of home applicants: 1300
|Interviews in 18/19||800|
Total number of applicants interviewed: 800
|Offers in 18/19||400|
Total number of offers: 400
|Success rate in 18/19||Application success rate: |
Offers per applicant: 1 in 3.3
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: 1 in 2