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:
  Places Int’nl Chances Offer Chem Biol Other Exam Update
Aberdeen Places Places for international students Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry AAB - typical minimum offer A2 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 A2 All applicants must sit the UKCAT This data was last updated in August 2009
Barts and the London Places 2010 entry Places for international students 2010 entry Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entry AAA plus a minimum grade B in a 4th AS subject Chemistry is only required to AS (grade B), as long as biology is offered at A2 level Biology is only required to AS (grade B), as long as chemistry is offered at A2 level Most other subjects are accepted as a third A2, provided you have at least 2 sciences at A2 All applicants must sit the UKCAT This data was last updated in July 2009
Birmingham Places 2009 entry Places for international students 2009 entry Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry Predicted A level grades must be AAA Chemistry required at full A2 level Biology 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 exam This data was last updated in August 2008
Brighton and Sussex Places for 2010 entry Places for international students 2010 entry Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entry AAB, Either Biology or Chemistry should be passed with an A grade. Chemistry is only required to AS, as long as biology is offered at A2 Biology is only required to AS, as long as chemistry is offered at A2 Most other subjects are acceptable as a third A2 All applicants must sit the UKCAT This data was last updated in July 2009
Bristol Places for 2009 entry Places for international students 2009 entry Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry AAB, 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 Chemistry You 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 exam This data was last updated in August 2008
Cambridge Places Places for international students Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry AAA - Plus, applicants who do not take three sciences at A2 must have an A in another science at AS A2 Chemistry required Biology not essential as long as you have 2 science subjects at A2 and another at AS Science - 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 exam This data was last updated in September 2008
Cardiff Places Places for international students Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry Either Biology or Chemistry with an A grade at A2 and at least a C in a fourth AS subject Chemistry 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 UKCAT This data was last updated in November2008
Dundee Places Places for international students Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry AAA required A2 Chemistry required Biology not essential as long as you have 2 science subjects at A2 Most other subjects are acceptable as a third A2 provided you have at least 2 sciences at A2 All applicants must sit the UKCAT This data was last updated in September 2008
East Anglia Places for 2010 Places for international students for 2010 Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entry AAB plus a minimum grade B in a 4th AS subject Chemistry not esential at either AS or A2 A2 Biology required Most other subjects are acceptable, the only requirement is that you do biology A level and 4 AS subjects All applicants must sit the UKCAT This data was last updated in July 2009
Edinburgh Places Places for international students Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry AAA plus a minimum grade B in a 4th AS subject A2 Chemistry required AS biology required Most 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 UKCAT This data was last updated in September 2008
Glasgow Places Places for international students Applicants per place not known for 2009 AAB A2 Chemistry required Biology not essential as long as you have 2 science subjects at A2 and GCSE biology Most 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 UKCAT This data was last updated in December 2008
Hull York Places for 2010 Places for international students 2010 Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entry AAB - 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 subjects All 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
Imperial Places for 2010 Places for international students 2010 Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entry AAA plus a minimum grade B in a 4th AS subject Chemistry is only required to AS  - provided biology is offered at A2 level Biology is only required to AS - provided chemistry is offered at A2 level Most other subjects are acceptable, but you must do at least two sciences to A2 and 4 AS subjects All applicants must sit the BMAT exam This data was last updated in July 2009
Keele University Number of places Places for international students Applicants per place not known for 2009 AAB required, with an A in at least one science Chemistry is only required to AS (grade B)  - provided biology is offered at A2 level Biology not essential as long as you have 2 science subjects at A2, including chemistry Chemistry 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 UKCAT This data was last updated in December 2008
KCL (King’s) Places Places for international students Applicants per place not known for 2009 AAA plus a minimum grade B in a 4th AS subject Chemistry is only required to AS - provided biology is offered at A2 level Biology is only required to AS - provided chemistry is offered at A2 level Most other subjects are acceptable, but you must do at least 4 AS subjects All applicants must sit the UKCAT This data was last updated in January 2009
Leeds Places for 2009 entry Places for international students 2009 entry Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry AAB required Chemistry required at full A2 level (grade B) Biology not essential as long as you have chemistry to A2 Most other subjects are accepted as a third A2, except critical thinking and general studies All applicants must sit the UKCAT This data was last updated in October 2008
Leicester Places Places for international students Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry AAB with an A in chemistry Chemistry required at full A2 level (grade A) Biology is required at AS level Most other subjects are acceptable, you must do 4 AS subjects All applicants must sit the UKCAT This data was last updated in October 2008
Liverpool Places Places for international students Applicants per place not known for 2009 AAB - including a fourth AS subject to grade B and As in both chemistry and biology A2 Chemistry 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 exam This data was last updated in October 2007
Manchester Places Places for international students Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry AAB required plus an additional AS subject Chemistry required at full A2 level Not 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 UKCAT This data was last updated in October 2008
Newcastle Number of places Places for international students Applicants per place not known for 2009 AAA required Chemistry is not essential provided you have biology to A level Biology is not essential provided you have chemistry to A level Most other subjects are accepted as a third A2.  Critical thinking is not accepted. All applicants must sit the UKCAT This data was last updated in November2008
Nottingham Places Places for international students Applicants per place not known for 2009 AAB required Chemistry required at full A2 level (Grade A) A2 Biology required (grade A) Most other subjects are acceptable All applicants must sit the UKCAT This data was last updated in January 2009
Oxford Places Places for international students Applicants per place not known for 2009 AAA required Chemistry required at full A2 level Not 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 Mathematics All applicants must sit the BMAT exam This data was last updated in January 2009
Peninsula Places for 2010 Places for international students 2010 Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2009 entry A 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 subject All applicants must sit the UKCAT This data was last updated in July 09
Queen’s Belfast Places Places for overseas students Applicants per place not known for 2009 AAA plus a minimum grade A in a 4th AS subject and an A in AS chemistry Chemistry required at full A2 level, grade A at both AS and A2 Biology is only required to AS level as long as you have maths or physics (in addition to chemistry) to A2 Most 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 UKCAT This data was last updated in January 2009
Sheffield Places Places for overseas students Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry AAB plus a minimum grade b in a 4th AS subject Chemistry required at full A2 level Not 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 UKCAT This data was last updated in December 2008
Southampton Places Places for overseas students Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry AAB 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 level Biology 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 UKCAT This data was last updated in December 2008
St Andrew’s Places Places for overseas students Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry AAB required but the average predicted grades for successful applicants are AAA Chemistry required at full A2 level Biology is not essential provided you have Mathematics or Physics A Level Most other subjects are accepted as a third A2, provided you have at least 2 sciences at A2 All applicants must sit the UKCAT This data was last updated in December 2008
St George’s Places Places for international students Applicants per place not known for 2009 AAA 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 BBCb Chemistry is only required to AS - provided biology is offered at A2 level Biology is only required to AS, as long as chemistry is offered at A2 Most other subjects are accepted as a third A2, provided you have at least 2 sciences at A2 All applicants must sit the UKCAT This data was last updated in January 2009
UCL Places Places for international students Percent of applicants getting an offer - 2008 entry AAB with a pass grade in an additional AS subject (for 2009 entry), rising to AAAb in 2010. Chemistry required at full A2 level Biology is required at AS level, miminum grade B Some 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 Physics All applicants must sit the BMAT exam This data was last updated in November2008