All applicants to Leicester Medical School are required to take the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) in the year of their application. This test helps universities widen access and make fairer choices amongst the many highly-qualified applicants who apply for medical degrees.
Age on entry
Applicants must be 18 years old by 1 September of their year of entry. This is due to patient contact during your foundation year.
Academic scoring and the interview process are undertaken without consideration of any health or special circumstances. However, if you are made an offer and you accept, you will be required to complete a Health Screening Questionnaire (Word document, 66kb). You may be contacted by the University's Occupational Health team if it is deemed appropriate. More information can be found in the Occupational Health Services Information document (PDF, 102kb).
The UK government requires that all medical students in this country must be screened for hepatitis B.
It is likely that the government will require all healthcare staff which includes medical students working in a healthcare setting to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. It is the responsibility of all medical students to put patient safety as their first priority and our NHS providers will require our students will be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.
Under current GMC rules it is not possible to omit any part of the medical course curriculum, so you must have adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to undertake the entire curriculum. The GMC's document Outcomes for graduates (PDF, 450kb) delineates all the mandatory practical procedures for completion of the course and preliminary registration. These should be read in conjunction with the GMC's Welcomed and Valued document.
Further information for applicants with disabilities and learning difficulties can be found here.
The University is required to use the government's Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to assess the suitability of applicants to medicine. If you have previous or pending cautions or convictions you should contact us in writing. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.
- Applicants who have applied to us previously may be considered providing they meet the following criteria:
- Applicants presenting with achieved A-levels, IB or equivalent who have applied once before, but have not been interviewed, will be considered and scored as usual on their second application.
- In all cases applicants who have been rejected following interview will only be considered in a subsequent application if their interview score was no more than 10% below the level required for an offer in the year that they applied. They will need to demonstrate a significant improvement in their score to be considered for an offer.
- Applicants who were invited to interview but did not attend and had not submitted a valid reason will not be reconsidered.