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 entry Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entry Places for international students 2010 entry Minimum 2.1 degree required.  A 2.2 is not accepted under any circumstances Only certain degree subjects are acceptable Chemistry 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 entry This data was last updated in July 2009
Birmingham   Number of places for 2009 entry Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry Places for international students 2009 entry In practice, Birmingham only accept 1st class degrees Only certain degree subjects are acceptable chemistry required Qualifications in biology are not essential No entrance exam This data was last updated in December 2008
Bristol   Number of places for 2009 entry Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry The number of places for international students is not known for 2009 entry Minimum 2.1 degree required.  A 2.2 is not accepted under any circumstances Only certain degree subjects are acceptable chemistry required Qualifications in biology are not essential No entrance exam This data was last updated in December 2008
Cambridge   20 places Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry Places for international students 2009 entry Minimum 2.1 degree required.  A 2.2 is not accepted under any circumstances Any degree You must have qualifications in chemistry to apply for this course Qualifications in biology are not essential All applicants must sit the UKCAT from 2007 entry This data was last updated in December 2008
Imperial   Places for 2010 Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entry Places for international students - 2010 entry Minimum 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 acceptable Qualifications in chemistry are not required Qualifications in biology are not essential All applicants must sit the UKCAT from 2007 entry This data was last updated in July 2009
Keele    Places for 2010 The number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entry Places for international students 2010 entry Minimum 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 places The number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entry The number of places for international students is not known for 2009 entry Minimum 2.1 degree required Any degree Qualifications in chemistry are not required Qualifications in biology are not essential All applicants must sit the UKCAT from 2007 entry  
Leicester   64 Places The number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entry The number of places for international students is not known for 2009 entry Minimum 2.1 degree required Only certain degree subjects are acceptable Qualifications in chemistry are not required Qualifications in biology are not essential All applicants must sit the UKCAT from 2007 entry  
Liverpool   32 places Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entry Places for international students Minimum 2.1 degree required Only certain degree subjects are acceptable Qualifications in chemistry are required Qualifications in biology are required No entrance exam This data was last updated in July 2009
Newcastle   25 Places The number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entry The number of places for international students is not known for 2009 entry Minimum 2.1 degree required Any degree Qualifications in chemistry are not required Qualifications in biology are not essential All applicants must sit the UKCAT from 2007 entry  
Nottingham   91 Places The number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entry The number of places for international students is not known for 2009 entry 2.2 degree required Any degree Qualifications in chemistry are not required Qualifications in biology are not essential All Applicants must sit the GAMSAT Exam  
Oxford   30 Places The number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entry The number of places for international students is not known for 2009 entry Minimum 2.1 degree required Only certain degree subjects are acceptable chemistry required Qualifications in biology are not essential All applicants must sit the UKCAT from 2007 entry  
Southampton   40 Places The number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entry Places for international students Minimum 2.1 degree required Any degree chemistry required Qualifications in biology are not essential No entrance exam  
St George’s   70 Places The number of graduate applicants per place is not known for this course for 2008 entry The number of places for international students is not known for 2009 entry 2.2 degree required Any degree Qualifications in chemistry are not required Qualifications in biology are not essential All Applicants must sit the GAMSAT Exam  
Swansea   70 Places Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry Places for international students 2009 entry Minimum 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 degree Qualifications in chemistry are not required Qualifications in biology are not essential All Applicants must sit the GAMSAT Exam This data was last updated in December 2008
Warwick   Number of places for 2009 entry Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry Places for international students 2009 entry Minimum 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 acceptable Qualifications in chemistry are not required Qualifications in biology are not essential All applicants must sit the UKCAT from 2007 entry This data was last updated in December 2008