Graduate entry programmes (GEPs) are designed specifically for people who have already done an undergraduate degree. You get the same qualification as the standard medical course but often learn in a different way. The pros include more interactive learning, more patient contact from an early stage (in some cases) and an NHS bursary (including tuition fees) from years 2-4. The cons include fierce competition, shorter holidays (in some cases) and arguably a more intense workload during the course. Click on the links below to find out more about a specific course.

Universities and Medical Schools Offering 4-Year Courses:
Barts Number of places for 2010 entryPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entryPlaces for international students 2010 entryMinimum 2.1 degree required.  A 2.2 is not accepted under any circumstancesOnly certain degree subjects are acceptableChemistry required - either through your degree or at AS level (grade B)Biology required -  either through your degree or at AS level (grade B)All applicants must sit the UKCAT from 2007 entryThis data was last updated in July 2009
Birmingham Number of places for 2009 entryPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryPlaces for international students 2009 entryIn practice, Birmingham only accept 1st class degreesOnly certain degree subjects are acceptablechemistry requiredQualifications in biology are not essentialNo entrance examThis data was last updated in December 2008
Bristol Number of places for 2009 entryPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryThe number of places for international students is not known for 2009 entryMinimum 2.1 degree required.  A 2.2 is not accepted under any circumstancesOnly certain degree subjects are acceptablechemistry requiredQualifications in biology are not essentialNo entrance examThis data was last updated in December 2008
Cambridge 20 placesPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryPlaces for international students 2009 entryMinimum 2.1 degree required.  A 2.2 is not accepted under any circumstancesAny degreeYou must have qualifications in chemistry to apply for this courseQualifications in biology are not essentialAll applicants must sit the UKCAT from 2007 entryThis data was last updated in December 2008
Imperial Places for 2010Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entryPlaces for international students - 2010 entryMinimum 2.1 degree normally required. A 2.2 may be accepted if you also have a masters degree or PhD. Contact the university to check if you are eligible before you apply.Only certain degree subjects are acceptableQualifications in chemistry are not requiredQualifications in biology are not essentialAll applicants must sit the UKCAT from 2007 entryThis data was last updated in July 2009
Keele  Places for 2010The number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entryPlaces for international students 2010 entryMinimum 2.1 degree required Any degree Qualifications in chemistry are not required Qualifications in biology are not essential All Applicants must sit the GAMSAT Exam 
King’s (KCL) 24 placesThe number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entryThe number of places for international students is not known for 2009 entryMinimum 2.1 degree requiredAny degreeQualifications in chemistry are not requiredQualifications in biology are not essentialAll applicants must sit the UKCAT from 2007 entry 
Leicester 64 PlacesThe number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entryThe number of places for international students is not known for 2009 entryMinimum 2.1 degree requiredOnly certain degree subjects are acceptableQualifications in chemistry are not requiredQualifications in biology are not essentialAll applicants must sit the UKCAT from 2007 entry 
Liverpool 32 placesPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entryPlaces for international studentsMinimum 2.1 degree requiredOnly certain degree subjects are acceptableQualifications in chemistry are requiredQualifications in biology are requiredNo entrance examThis data was last updated in July 2009
Newcastle 25 PlacesThe number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entryThe number of places for international students is not known for 2009 entryMinimum 2.1 degree requiredAny degreeQualifications in chemistry are not requiredQualifications in biology are not essentialAll applicants must sit the UKCAT from 2007 entry 
Nottingham 91 PlacesThe number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entryThe number of places for international students is not known for 2009 entry2.2 degree requiredAny degreeQualifications in chemistry are not requiredQualifications in biology are not essentialAll Applicants must sit the GAMSAT Exam 
Oxford 30 PlacesThe number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entryThe number of places for international students is not known for 2009 entryMinimum 2.1 degree requiredOnly certain degree subjects are acceptablechemistry requiredQualifications in biology are not essentialAll applicants must sit the UKCAT from 2007 entry 
Southampton 40 PlacesThe number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entryPlaces for international studentsMinimum 2.1 degree requiredAny degreechemistry requiredQualifications in biology are not essentialNo entrance exam 
St George’s 70 PlacesThe number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entryThe number of places for international students is not known for 2009 entry2.2 degree requiredAny degreeQualifications in chemistry are not requiredQualifications in biology are not essentialAll Applicants must sit the GAMSAT Exam 
Swansea 70 PlacesPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryPlaces for international students 2009 entryMinimum 2.1 degree normally required.  Holding a lower second class degree does not prevent you from applying, but it would make it very difficult for you to be shortlisted for interview due to the high number of applications we receive from candidates with the required qualifications.  Check with the medical school to see if you would be accepted before you apply.Any degreeQualifications in chemistry are not requiredQualifications in biology are not essentialAll Applicants must sit the GAMSAT ExamThis data was last updated in December 2008
Warwick Number of places for 2009 entryPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryPlaces for international students 2009 entryMinimum 2.1 degree normally required.  Applicants with a 2.2 may be considered if they also have a PhD.   Check with the medical school to see if you would be accepted before you apply.Only certain degree subjects are acceptableQualifications in chemistry are not requiredQualifications in biology are not essentialAll applicants must sit the UKCAT from 2007 entryThis data was last updated in December 2008