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
AAA (please see below)
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.
AAA: must include biology (or human biology) and chemistry
A pass is required in science practical tests, where these are assessed separately. Please see below for full details.
A minimum of six GCSEs at Level 7 (A), including both Biology and Chemistry, you must have achieved a minimum of a grade 6 (B) in Maths and English Language. We do not accept GCSE resits. Please visit our undergraduate selection process page for full details.
||IB 36 (6, 6, 6 at Higher Level including biology and chemistry, excluding core component) with GCSEs stated (or equivalent)*
A level offer
Predicted A level grades, A levels, AS levels, or equivalent are not scored as part of the selection process. However, any offers made will be conditional on meeting the A level grades or equivalent required to meet the academic conditions of any offers. Please visit our undergraduate selection process page to read more about our selection process.
AAA: must include biology (or human biology) and chemistry.
A pass is required in science practical tests, where these are assessed separately. We do not accept citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies, or global perspectives as your third A level subject.
Your A levels must be studied over a maximum two-year period to demonstrate your ability to manage a full academic workload. A levels that have taken longer than two years to complete are not usually accepted.
We’ll also consider resits for no more than two A levels as long as you:
- have completed your A levels in the last 12 months
- have already obtained at least ABB with at least one A in biology/human biology or chemistry
- must achieve AAA after taking your resits
36 points (6, 6, 6 at Higher Level including biology and chemistry, excluding core component) with the GCSE requirements (or equivalent)
We’ll accept either of the Maths qualifications for the IB at standard level (SL) or higher level (HL).
We don’t score the IB and we don’t require predicted IB grades as part of the selection process. However, you’ll still need to achieve the IB grades required to meet your offer.
We’ll consider resits of a maximum of two subjects as long as you have:
- completed your IB in the last 12 months
- achieved 34 total points overall
- obtained 6,5,5 at Higher Level with a 6 in chemistry or biology – the other one being at level 5
- or you are predicted and achieve 666 (including biology and chemistry)
If you’re currently studying for a degree
You can apply for this course (A10L) if you already have a degree. The entry requirements for this route are:
- a 2:1 degree in any subject
- the minimum A level requirements for this course
- a minimum of GCSE level 4 (C) in maths and English language
If you’re currently studying for a degree, you can apply for medicine during any year of your existing studies. Do not withdraw from your current studies as your offer may be conditional on the completion of your current degree. If you chose this route, your A levels and GCSE’s must meet the course entry requirements.
If you need your degree result to be able to meet the academic entry requirements, you may apply through UCAS at the beginning of your final year of study. In these cases, your offer to study Medicine will be conditional on achieving the necessary academic requirements. Your current degree must:
- be an honours degree
- evidenced by sending ratified documentation (a copy of your final degree transcript or your certificate) by 20 July 2023
- have been completed within the intended length of the qualification – for example, three years for a BSc or four years for an MSci
If you’re applying with an undergraduate (bachelors or undergraduate masters) degree
You may not need to meet the standard A level requirements. We’ll review this if you have achieved or are predicted to achieve a first-class honours degree at undergraduate level in a relevant subject with enough biology and chemistry content. However, you’ll still need to achieve at least a 4 (C) in GCSE in both Maths and English Language. Any offers made without the A level requirements are conditional on you achieving a first in your primary degree before starting the course.
Accelerated degrees resulting in the award of a BSc Hons (completed over two years rather than three). These applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. GCSE Maths and English Language must still be achieved at a minimum of a 4 (C) grade.
For more information on relevant degrees, please contact us.
Minimum entry requirements
You must meet the minimum GCSE requirements and undertake the UCAT in the same year you are applying to study medicine. We do not accept GCSE resists. Full details can be found on our undergraduate selection webpage.
If English is not your first language, you’ll need to have proof of your fluency in English 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
- International Baccalaureate diploma: If GCSE hasn’t been taken and achieved at grade B(6) we require either IB English (standard level) at grade 6 or IB English (higher level) at grade 5
If your home country is not the UK, but you moved to the UK (with indefinite leave to remain) after 1 September 2019, from an international country where you were not studying the full curriculum (i.e. all subjects) in the English language then we may accept one of the alternative qualifications.
Please contact us to find out if we accept your alternative qualification.
You’re 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 your application, we usually ask for evidence of your work experience.
Please note that we are not expecting any NHS work experience to have occurred or be ongoing after March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Your application for 2023 entry will not be negatively impacted if you’ve been unable to complete any NHS work experience in person. However, we will be looking for knowledge of the profession and an understanding of the scope of the role of a doctor and we may ask about this during your interview.
Foundation progression options
If you don't meet the grades for this course and meet specific criteria, you could apply for our Medicine at Lincoln with a Foundation Year course. It's the same great course, but it gives you an extra year to ensure you have the skills you need to succeed in Medicine.
Please note that you cannot apply for both this course and the Medicine at Lincoln with a Foundation Year course.
You cannot use other foundation courses at this university or any other medical school to transfer onto this course.
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.