Applying to Leicester Medical School

Stage 1: UCAS form

All applications, including those of overseas students and mature students, must be made through UCAS.

We have minimum academic entry requirements for the MBChB and entry requirements for the MBChB with Foundation Year, and also require the UKCAT exam to be sat in the year of application. Leicester Medical School is highly rated, so competition for places is keen and we expect high grades in appropriate A-levels (or equivalent).

Your UCAS form should detail your academic qualifications (achieved and pending), a current academic reference and a personal statement, plus details of any employment. Although not routinely read, your personal statement may be assessed in some situations and so should be clear and concise. It should outline your ambitions and experiences, and how they have shaped your personal development.

Medical work experience is not essential but you should be able to demonstrate that you have undertaken some kind of work where you are able to communicate with the public.

From the information on your UCAS form we will calculate a numerical score. The highest-scoring applicants will be invited to interview. Find out more about scoring for the MBChB and scoring for the MBChB with Foundation Year.

Stage 2: Interview

The interview will take the format of multiple mini interviews (MMIs). The process will last just over an hour, and through a number of stations (manned and unmanned) the attributes delineated in the GMC document Outcomes for graduates will be assessed. These include communication, motivation, empathy, comprehension and numeracy.

Based on consideration of both your UCAS form and your interview, we may then make you an offer.

Stage 3: Offer

Your offer will be conditional if you are still awaiting the results of your degree, A-levels, IB or equivalent.

Selection Policy (PDF, 177kb)


Before applying for a medical degree at Leicester Medical School you must take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT).

More about the UKCAT

Application statistics

Browse our application statistics for entry in recent years to the A100 Medicine MBChB at Leicester Medical School.

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Mitigating circumstances

We aim to be as inclusive as possible, and as such we will give due consideration to any mitigating circumstances that may have affected your academic achievement.

More about mitigating circumstances

Disabilities and learning difficulties

We encourage applications from candidates with disabilities. Find out more about the application process and occupational health guidelines.

How we can support you

Widening participation

We recognise that talented students with the potential to succeed in medicine may not achieve certain grades because of their circumstances. Find out more about our commitment to widening participation.

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