Listed below are the standard medical courses in the UK that are open to school leavers. If you are a graduate and want to find out more about entry to these courses, please click here.

Please note, some of the information below has simply been gathered from university websites. It is designed as a starting point only, we cannot be sure that all information is accurate. Please check with the universities before applying or choosing your A levels.

 Universities and Medical Schools Offering Standard Medical Courses:
 PlacesInt’nlChancesOfferChemBiolOtherExamUpdate
AberdeenPlacesPlaces for international studentsPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryAAB - typical minimum offerA2 Chemistry required (grade B)Not essential (provided you take A2 human biology, maths or physics)Most other subjects are acceptable as a third A2 provided you have at least 2 sciences at A2All applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in August 2009
Barts and the LondonPlaces 2010 entryPlaces for international students 2010 entryPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entryAAA plus a minimum grade B in a 4th AS subjectChemistry is only required to AS (grade B), as long as biology is offered at A2 levelBiology is only required to AS (grade B), as long as chemistry is offered at A2 levelMost other subjects are accepted as a third A2, provided you have at least 2 sciences at A2All applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in July 2009
BirminghamPlaces 2009 entryPlaces for international students 2009 entryPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryPredicted A level grades must be AAAChemistry required at full A2 levelBiology is required at AS level (grade A)Most other subjects are accepted as a third A2, provided you have at least 2 sciences at A2 (Chemistry, Biology, Maths or Physics)No entrance examThis data was last updated in August 2008
Brighton and SussexPlaces for 2010 entryPlaces for international students 2010 entryPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entryAAB, Either Biology or Chemistry should be passed with an A grade.Chemistry is only required to AS, as long as biology is offered at A2Biology is only required to AS, as long as chemistry is offered at A2Most other subjects are acceptable as a third A2All applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in July 2009
BristolPlaces for 2009 entryPlaces for international students 2009 entryPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryAAB, with an A in chemistry.   A levels should be certificated at the same sitting, at the first attempt and completed in two years.Chemistry required at full A2 level (grade A)Not essential, as long as you take 2 laboratory based science subjects at A2, with A in ChemistryYou need Chemistry and another lab based science (biology, human biology, physics) with A in Chemistry.   Most other subjects accepted as a third A level.  A levels should be certificated at the same sitting, at the first attempt and completed in two years.No entrance examThis data was last updated in August 2008
CambridgePlacesPlaces for international studentsPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryAAA - Plus, applicants who do not take three sciences at A2 must have an A in another science at ASA2 Chemistry requiredBiology not essential as long as you have 2 science subjects at A2 and another at ASScience - note that most applicants for Medicine at Cambridge have at least three science/mathematics A levels.  They do accept 2 sciences at A2 and one at AS in some cases.  In this case, you would need to get straight A grades (AAAa).All applicants must sit the BMAT examThis data was last updated in September 2008
CardiffPlacesPlaces for international studentsPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryEither Biology or Chemistry with an A grade at A2 and at least a C in a fourth AS subjectChemistry is only required to AS (grade B)  - provided biology is offered at A2 level (grade A)Biology is only required to AS (grade B) provided chemistry is offered at A2 level (grade A)You need at least 3 A2 levels (AAB) and one AS level (C).  You can do a non-science A2 provided you have at least 2 sciences at A2.  Critical thinking is not acceptable at A2.All applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in November2008
DundeePlacesPlaces for international studentsPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryAAA requiredA2 Chemistry requiredBiology not essential as long as you have 2 science subjects at A2Most other subjects are acceptable as a third A2 provided you have at least 2 sciences at A2All applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in September 2008
East AngliaPlaces for 2010Places for international students for 2010Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entryAAB plus a minimum grade B in a 4th AS subjectChemistry not esential at either AS or A2A2 Biology requiredMost other subjects are acceptable, the only requirement is that you do biology A level and 4 AS subjectsAll applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in July 2009
EdinburghPlacesPlaces for international studentsPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryAAA plus a minimum grade B in a 4th AS subjectA2 Chemistry requiredAS biology requiredMost other subjects are accepted as a third A2, provided you have at least 2 sciences at A2 (biology, chemistry, maths, physics or human biology)All applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in September 2008
GlasgowPlacesPlaces for international studentsApplicants per place not known for 2009AABA2 Chemistry requiredBiology not essential as long as you have 2 science subjects at A2 and GCSE biologyMost other subjects are accepted as a third A2, provided you have at least 2 sciences at A2 (Chemistry, Biology, Maths or Physics).  We do not consider Maths and Further Maths as two separate subjects at A Level.All applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in December 2008
Hull YorkPlaces for 2010Places for international students 2010Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entryAAB - Including biology and chemistry grade A and a fourth AS subject (grade B)A2 Chemistry required (grade A)Biology is required at full A2 level (Grade A)Most other subjects are acceptable, but you must do 4 AS subjectsAll applicants must sit the UKCAT.  Applicants with a total UKCAT score of less than 1900 or a verbal reasoning score of less than 420 will not normally be considered.This data was last updated in July 2009
ImperialPlaces for 2010Places for international students 2010Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entryAAA plus a minimum grade B in a 4th AS subjectChemistry is only required to AS  - provided biology is offered at A2 levelBiology is only required to AS - provided chemistry is offered at A2 levelMost other subjects are acceptable, but you must do at least two sciences to A2 and 4 AS subjectsAll applicants must sit the BMAT examThis data was last updated in July 2009
Keele UniversityNumber of placesPlaces for international studentsApplicants per place not known for 2009AAB required, with an A in at least one scienceChemistry is only required to AS (grade B)  - provided biology is offered at A2 levelBiology not essential as long as you have 2 science subjects at A2, including chemistryChemistry or Biology is essential plus one subject from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics, plus one further rigorous academic subject if only 2 sciences are offered.  If only two sciences are offered, the Science subjects not offered at AS/A Level are required at GCSE Level, ideally at grade B or above.All applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in December 2008
KCL (King’s)PlacesPlaces for international studentsApplicants per place not known for 2009AAA plus a minimum grade B in a 4th AS subjectChemistry is only required to AS - provided biology is offered at A2 levelBiology is only required to AS - provided chemistry is offered at A2 levelMost other subjects are acceptable, but you must do at least 4 AS subjectsAll applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in January 2009
LeedsPlaces for 2009 entryPlaces for international students 2009 entryPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryAAB requiredChemistry required at full A2 level (grade B)Biology not essential as long as you have chemistry to A2Most other subjects are accepted as a third A2, except critical thinking and general studiesAll applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in October 2008
LeicesterPlacesPlaces for international studentsPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryAAB with an A in chemistryChemistry required at full A2 level (grade A)Biology is required at AS levelMost other subjects are acceptable, you must do 4 AS subjectsAll applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in October 2008
LiverpoolPlacesPlaces for international studentsApplicants per place not known for 2009AAB - including a fourth AS subject to grade B and As in both chemistry and biology A2Chemistry required at full A2 level (grade A)A2 Biology required (grade A)Most other subjects are accepted as a third A2, but you must do at least 4 AS subjects.No entrance examThis data was last updated in October 2007
ManchesterPlacesPlaces for international studentsPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryAAB required plus an additional AS subjectChemistry required at full A2 levelNot essential, as long as you take 2 other science subjects at A2 (including chemistry, Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics).  If you do not take biology to AS, you must have GCSE biology.One further rigorous academic subject (ie 60% theoretical content).   Art and Critical Thinking are not accepted.All applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in October 2008
NewcastleNumber of placesPlaces for international studentsApplicants per place not known for 2009AAA requiredChemistry is not essential provided you have biology to A levelBiology is not essential provided you have chemistry to A levelMost other subjects are accepted as a third A2.  Critical thinking is not accepted.All applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in November2008
NottinghamPlacesPlaces for international studentsApplicants per place not known for 2009AAB requiredChemistry required at full A2 level (Grade A)A2 Biology required (grade A)Most other subjects are acceptableAll applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in January 2009
OxfordPlacesPlaces for international studentsApplicants per place not known for 2009AAA requiredChemistry required at full A2 levelNot essential as long as you take maths or physics instead.  However, the majority of successful applicants have biology to AS.Biology, maths and physics are regarded highly.  We wish to see Chemistry, plus a second science or MathematicsAll applicants must sit the BMAT examThis data was last updated in January 2009
PeninsulaPlaces for 2010Places for international students 2010Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entryA typical offer is 400 UCAS points from a maximum of four A/AS levels. At least 340 points must come from three full GCE A level subjects.  You must have an A grade in a science subject and a minimum grade C in all A/AS subjects.Chemistry is not essential as long as you have 1 science subject at A2 (biology or physics)Not essential as long as you take 1 science subject at A2 (including chemistry or physics)They prefer you to have 2 sciences and one non-science subjectAll applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in July 09
Queen’s BelfastPlacesPlaces for overseas studentsApplicants per place not known for 2009AAA plus a minimum grade A in a 4th AS subject and an A in AS chemistryChemistry required at full A2 level, grade A at both AS and A2Biology is only required to AS level as long as you have maths or physics (in addition to chemistry) to A2Most other subjects are accepted as a third A2, they recommend you do one non-science to AS.  For candidates offering more than 3 A-levels plus 1 AS-level: e.g. 4 A-levels, the performance in the additional subject will be taken into account in a tie-break situation.All applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in January 2009
SheffieldPlacesPlaces for overseas studentsPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryAAB plus a minimum grade b in a 4th AS subjectChemistry required at full A2 levelNot essential provided you take 2 sciences at A2 (chemistry + 1 other)Most other subjects are acceptable.  You should do 2 sciences to A2 level (including chemistry).All applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in December 2008
SouthamptonPlacesPlaces for overseas studentsPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryAAB required with at least a B in A level Chemistry, or BB in AS level Chemistry and Biology/Human Biology.Chemistry is only required to AS  - provided biology or human biology is offered at AS levelBiology is not essential provided you have chemistry to A2 level or human biology to AS level.Providing you offer A2 chemistry most other subjects are accepted as second and third A2 subjects.  Non-scientific A levels are considered of equal academic standing to sciences as long as Chemistry is offered to the appropriate level. Subjects where there may be considerable overlap of material will not be accepted in combination (such as combinations of Zoology, Biology or Physical  Education; Maths, Further Maths, or Pure Maths).All applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in December 2008
St Andrew’sPlacesPlaces for overseas studentsPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryAAB required but the average predicted grades for successful applicants are AAAChemistry required at full A2 levelBiology is not essential provided you have Mathematics or Physics A LevelMost other subjects are accepted as a third A2, provided you have at least 2 sciences at A2All applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in December 2008
St George’sPlacesPlaces for international studentsApplicants per place not known for 2009AAA plus a minimum grade B in a 4th AS subject. However, if your school or college has a poor average performance for A levels and you have an above average performance for your school, you may be considered with lower grades.  Offers for some students may be as low as BBCbChemistry is only required to AS - provided biology is offered at A2 levelBiology is only required to AS, as long as chemistry is offered at A2Most other subjects are accepted as a third A2, provided you have at least 2 sciences at A2All applicants must sit the UKCATThis data was last updated in January 2009
UCLPlacesPlaces for international studentsPercent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entryAAB with a pass grade in an additional AS subject (for 2009 entry), rising to AAAb in 2010.Chemistry required at full A2 levelBiology is required at AS level, miminum grade BSome preference will be given to candidates whose third A-level or additional AS-level is outside the traditional science subjects of Maths, Chemistry, Biology and PhysicsAll applicants must sit the BMAT examThis data was last updated in November2008