University of Liverpool

Overview

The original redbrick university, the University of Liverpool, offer an exciting 5-year medical degree in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities. Students at Liverpool have easy access to some of the most specialist hospitals in the country including Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, and The Walton Centre, the UK’s only specialist hospital trust dedicated to neurological services. Students are taught using a body systems approach in a variety of formats including lectures, clinical skills and anatomy sessions, and case-based learning by a range of academic and clinical experts.

GCSE or secondary school performance makes up 75% of the pre-interview scoring, with UCAT score making up the remaining 25%. Therefore candidates with very high GCSE grades are ideal candidates for Liverpool and are likely to receive an interview invitation. All offers are made solely on interview performance.

Key Points

  • UCAT
  • GCSE Focused
  • Integrated course
  • Intercalation optional

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number0151 795 4362
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
Two pre-clinical years with clinical skills sessions included. The first year will mostly consist of lectures, workshops and seminars. Teaching takes an integrated systems approach.
From year 2 onwards students will undertake clinical placements at local NHS Trusts, GP practices, hospices, specialist services and community services.
Course length5 years
BSCYes, optional
Range of intercalated degree options including BSc, MSc and MRes
Courses offered2 courses offered:
A100 Medicine Standard Entry - 5 years
A101 Graduate-Entry Medicine - 4 years
Graduate entryYes
Foundation or accessFoundation to Health and Veterinary Studies is available for adult learners. It is specifically targeted at Home mature and non-traditional students who typically have taken a break from studies. Please see their website for more information.
University Life
Local areaLiverpool
Warm and welcoming, characterful and full of characters, there’s nowhere quite like Liverpool. It’s home to 445,000 people and one unique spirit. Liverpool’s influence shapes the world - art, music, sport and culture, and with more galleries and museums than any other UK city apart from London. The university main campus is located within the heart of the city so you'll never be far from the action.
Social lifeWith a total of 4 universities Liverpool is truly a student city. The Liverpool Guild unites students from universities across Liverpool giving you ample opportunities to meet new people from diverse backgrounds and make new friends.
Interview
Interview styleMMI
Interview datesJan-Feb
Interview topics
  • Core values using personal statements
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Medical ethics
  • Reflection on work experience
  • Awareness of reality of a career in medicine
  • Numerical skills
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATRequired for non-graduate applicants
    Any home applicant scoring SJT band 4 will be automatically rejected. The remaining applicants will be ranked according to academic performance and UCAT score (3:1 ratio). The top applicants will then be invited to interview.
    In 2020, the average UCAT of applicants invited to interview was 2557.
    BMATN/A
    GAMSATRequired for graduate applicants
    Applicants meeting minimum academic criteria are ranked according to GAMSAT score, with the top applicants being shortlisted for interview. The cut-off score needed to receive an interview invitation changes year-on-year depending on each cohort's performance.
    In 2020, the minimum GAMSAT score needed for an interview was 54 overall with 50 in each section.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSEs scored for interview shortlisting
    Minimum requirements: 15 points from 9 best GCSEs including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics at a minimum of grade 6/B
    Scoring system: A*/8/9 = 3 points, A/7 = 2 points, B/6 = 1 point
    Note that these are the minimum requirements and many candidates will exceed these. GCSE score is combined with UCAT score at a ratio of 3:1 in order to rank candidates for interview shortlisting.
    A-levelAAA
    Subjects required: Chemistry and one of: Biology, Physics or Maths
    Alternatively A*AB also accepted but the A*A grades must include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Maths
    Retake policyRetakes are not accepted.
    Scottish highersAAAAB
    Subjects required: Chemistry and one of: Biology, Physics and Maths
    Candidates must also offer Nat 5s in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Language, Mathematics, and at least two others attained by the end of S4.
    Please note that secondary school performance is schooled for interview shortlisting. These are the minimum requirements and many candidates will greatly exceed these.
    Scottish advancedAA
    Subjects required: Chemistry and Biology
    Candidates must also offer Nat 5s in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Language, Mathematics, and at least two others attained by the end of S4.
    Please note that secondary school performance is schooled for interview shortlisting. These are the minimum requirements and many candidates will greatly exceed these.
    IB36 points
    Subjects required: 3 Higher Level subjects at grade 6 including Chemistry and Biology
    Standard Level subjects must be at grade 5 minimum
    Higher level subjects can be offered at 7,6,5 but the 7 and 6 grades must include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Maths
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
    Degree subject: Biological, Biomedical or Health Science subject
    Additional requirements: GCSE Maths and English Language grade C/4, A-Levels BCC including Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Mathematics
    Applicants with a degree from any other discipline are welcome to apply but must offer A-Levels at BBC with the B grades to include Chemistry together with Biology, Physics or Maths
    Statistics
    Applications in 19/202788
    Interviews in 19/201928
    Offers in 19/201046
    Success rate in 19/20approx 1 in 3

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