All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.
|UK entry requirements
Please note: Applicants whose backgrounds or personal circumstances have impacted their academic performance may receive a reduced offer. Please see our contextual admissions policy for more information.
Minimum of a 2:2 degree in any discipline
If you have applied for Medicine previously (or you have been interviewed for Medicine at Nottingham on only one occasion previously), we will usually be able to consider your application.
If you’ve successfully completed or are due to complete a postgraduate masters or PhD degree, we will consider your application even if you achieved a third class degree at undergraduate level.
You must also be able to provide us with ratified evidence of your completed degree by 20 July of your year of entry, this is usually a copy of your final degree transcript or your certificate.
If you are not going to be able to submit the transcript for your undergraduate degree by 20 July, we strongly advise you to withdraw your application before the interview stage and apply the following year.
Similarly, if you are not going to be able to submit the transcript for a postgraduate degree by 20 July (and this qualification is required in order to meet the academic entrance requirements) we advise you to apply the following year.
It is not possible to defer applications.
Please note that you cannot be registered on two full-time degrees at once. If you are currently attending an undergraduate or postgraduate course, you must complete this prior to the beginning of term (usually late August or early September).
If English is not your first language, you will need to have proof of your fluency with one of the following:
- IELTS 7.5 (no less than 7.0 in any element)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) 79 (minimum 76)
- Cambridge Proficiency/Advanced test (from January 2015) 191 with no element below 185
Applicants are usually expected to complete regular work experience when applying for medicine.
This can be:
- Volunteering in a care related setting
- Volunteering with disadvantaged groups
- Paid employment in a job working with the general public
As part of our application process, we usually send you a questionnaire in which we ask you to provide details of relevant work or volunteering experience from the previous 36 months. This may include a description of the experience, dates for when it took place, and a reference contact.
Please note, we are not expecting any significant work experience to have taken place between March 2020 and May 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your application for 2023 entry will not be negatively affected if you’ve not been able to complete as much work experience as you originally planned. We will however be looking for some experiences, knowledge of the profession and an understanding of the scope of the role which we may ask you about if you are interviewed. If you're unsure about your work experience, contact us.
If possible we'd advise that you speak to someone working in the NHS to ensure you are making an informed choice about your career in medicine.
We expect you to demonstrate a commitment to caring for people and a realistic idea of what working as a doctor entails.
You must also complete the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT).
This is to ensure you have the knowledge and reasoning skills needed to study medicine. You can sit the GAMSAT as many times as you wish, but we will only use your highest results obtained during the last two years. You must have taken the GAMSAT before you apply. The test results are valid for two years.
Find out more about the GAMSAT.
To be considered for an interview, you must achieve a minimum score of:
- 55 in Section 2
- 55 in either Section 1 or 3
- 50 in the remaining section
Interviews are offered to those who achieve the highest total scores in GAMSAT. If a large number of applicants obtain the same total score, the section scores may also be used as a ‘tie breaker’.
Find out more about how we use the GAMSAT in the Graduate Entry Medicine selection process web page.
You will be required to have an interview.
Interviews usually take the form of a small panel interview or adopt the multiple mini interview format. Interviews may be held face to face or online using Microsoft Teams.
Fitness to practise
We must be confident in your conduct, health and ability to be professional and interact safely with patients.
As part of your application, you'll be required to have an occupational health assessment and a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.
We cannot accept pre-existing DBS checks. More information about this will be sent to you closer to your start date.
If we have any serious concerns we will not offer you a place, and reserve the right to revoke offers should serious concerns arise before starting the course.
Find out more about fitness to practise.
Excluded students database
When offering places to students we check the MSC Excluded Students Database as part of our commitment to professionalism and fitness to practise. We may also ask if you have encountered professionalism issues with other professional bodies such as the Pharmacy Council or the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
If either we or another medical school have terminated your studies, your details are shared with regulatory bodies and other medical schools through this database.
All offers are made subject to being successful at interview, and having an occupational health assessment, DBS clearance, and no fitness to practise issues.
If you are still studying for the required qualifications and your predicted grades meet the entry requirements, offers will be conditional on you achieving those grades.
If you have already met the offer requirements, offers will be unconditional subject to having an occupational health assessment, DBS clearance, and no fitness to practise issues.
Find out more about the Graduate Entry Medicine selection process webpage.
At the University of Nottingham, we have a valuable community of mature students and we appreciate their contribution to the wider student population. You can find lots of useful information on the mature students webpage.