Academic requirements - 2019 entry

These are the academic entry requirements for UK students for 2019 entry to the A199 Medicine with Foundation Year MBChB course. There are different entry requirements for applicants applying to the A100 Medicine MBChB course.


You must have achieved at least a grade C or 5 in English Language, Mathematics, and two sciences, including Chemistry, or Double Science.

We do not specify a minimum number of A* grades at GCSE. However, we do take GCSE performance into consideration when selecting applicants for interview, as competition for our places is so intense.


With the advent of linear A-levels we now require candidates applying as undergraduates to have 3 subjects including Chemistry and Biology (or Human Biology), with predicted grades of BBB. Our standard offer for the Medicine with Foundation Year course is BBB.

We do not currently insist on a 4th AS-level or EPQ, although in some situations (e.g. a tie-break pre- or post-interview, or a 'near miss' on results day), this may act in your favour.

If you study Mathematics and Further Mathematics, you may only count one of these grades towards your potential offer.

We only accept foreign language A-levels or equivalent if the candidate is not a native speaker of that language. Candidates with foreign language A-levels or equivalent will be asked to declare whether or not they are a native speaker. If another third subject is not offered, candidates in this situation may be made an alternative grade offer.

We do not accept General Studies, Critical Thinking, Global Perspectives (Cambridge Pre-U) or the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

International Baccalaureate

We also accept the International Baccalaureate, for which we require at least 32 points overall, including 3 Higher Level subjects (including Chemistry and Biology), and 3 Standard Level subjects. Each subject must be passed with a minimum of 5 points. We do not consider bonus points.


We accept the BTEC National Extended Diploma: DDD in Applied Science. We do not accept other BTEC National Extended Diplomas because they do not cover enough of the required science subject material. We will accept a single BTEC in conjunction with two A-levels, provided that the A-levels are in Chemistry and Biology.

Other qualifications

Candidates with other qualifications or combinations should email, listing their qualifications and years of completion.

Widening participation requirements

Find out about the widening participation requirements you must meet should you wish to apply for the A199 Medicine with Foundation Year MBChB.

See widening participation requirements

Other requirements

Find out more about other requirements for entry, including UKCAT score, DBS checks, age and health requirements.

Learn about other requirements

Scoring applications

In considering your application, we will calculate a score for your application based on your academic ability and UKCAT performance. Find out about our scoring criteria for the A199 Medicine with Foundation Year MBChB.

How we score applications