All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.
|UK entry requirements
|A level offer
Minimum of a 2:2 degree in any discipline
You must be in your final year or have already completed your degree before applying.
If you were unsuccessful when applying for a Medicine course but went on to complete an alternate non-medical degree, we will still consider your application.
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) 73 (minimum 67)
- Cambridge Proficiency/Advanced test (from January 2015) 191 with no element below 185
Applicants should 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
Please note, we are not expecting any work experience to have taken place or be ongoing after March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your application for 2021 entry will not be negatively affected if you’ve been unable to complete work experience you had planned.
As part of your application we usually ask candidates to complete a short form about their voluntary or paid work experience.
We usually request a brief description of the experience, dates of when it took place and a reference contact.
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.
Interview and Test
You will be required to have an interview. This will take the form of Multiple Mini Interviews.
We will not consider applicants who have already been interviewed twice at Nottingham before but have not received an offer.
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 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 score in the GAMSAT.
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 will be required to have an occupational health assessment and a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.
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
All offers are made subject to being successful at interview, and having a satisfactory occupational health assessment, DBS clearance, and no fitness to practise issues.
If you are still studying for the required qualifications, offers will be conditional on you achieving the required grades for entry.
If you have already met the entry requirements, offers will be unconditional subject to having a satisfactory occupational health assessment, DBS clearance, and no fitness to practise issues.
Find out more about the Graduate Entry Medicine selection process