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Contacts

Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medicalschool/undergraduate/mbbs-admissions
Phone: + 44 (0)20 7679 0841
Admissions e-mail: medicaladmissions@ucl.ac.uk

Program Information

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • 6 years in length
    • Phase 1 (2 years) Science and Medicine
    • Phase 2 (2 years) Science and Medical Practice
    • Phase 3 (1 year) Preparation for Practice
  • Number of applications: 2700
  • Number of applicants interviewed: 700-800
  • Number of spots available: 330
  • Number of applicants accepted from outside EU/UK: 24
  • Number of graduate students accepted: 40
  • Note there will be a preference for applicants lacking any medical schools in their country or where discrimination reduces the applicants' chances

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Upper second-class honors (2:1) degree or an MSc. from UK
    • note: UCL does not accept degrees from outside the UK
  • Must be at least 18 years old to apply

For information on UK graduate applicants, click [1]
For information on overseas applicants, click [2]
For more information, click here

BMAT

  • BioMedical Admissions Test – compulsory
  • Requirements
    • Section 1 : 5.0
    • Section 2 : 5.0
    • Section 3 : 9.0
  • For practice BMAT questions, click [www.ucl.ac.uk/lapt/bmat here]
  • For more information about the BMAT, click [www.bmat.org.uk here]

For more information, click here

Supporting Documents

  • Apply to UCAS – click here
  • TOEFL – required for applicants whose first language is not English

For more information, click here

Interview

  • Interviews only in London – no phone interviews
  • Candidates are interviewed by three interviewers
  • The interview season begins in December and runs through March.
  • Invitations are sent out by rolling base
  • Aprox 15-20 minutes
  • Selection of interview candidates:
    • Predicted and actual grades. Although there is no simple relationship between academic performance and

whether or not a student will make a ‘good’ doctor, there is some evidence that those with low grades or those who need to re-sit examinations are more likely to have academic problems with the programme. GCSEs will be used as a general indicator of the candidate’s academic background. AS-level grades are used to gauge academic performance (a strong performance at AS, particularly in Chemistry and Biology, is expected of prospective medical students).

    • Previous experience (both personal and through work experience or volunteering), particularly if it has

involved contact with the healthcare profession or laboratory work, or if the candidate has been involved with the sick, disabled, very young or elderly, and, importantly, is able to reflect on their experiences.

    • Demonstration of motivation to study Medicine and an appropriate attitude.
    • Other interests, for example music, travel, sports, or any activities that are considered to broaden the

general education of the candidate.

    • Evidence of teamwork, leadership and communication skills.
    • The referee’s assessment of academic ability, study skills, motivation for medicine and personal qualities.
    • BMAT scores. High scores in each section will strengthen an application. Candidates with scores that are

below the average for their cohort are unlikely to be successful. The average scores are posted on the Medical School website in November/December.

  • Candidates are scored on the following qualities:
    • Intellectual ability
    • Motivation
    • Awareness of scientific and medical issues
    • Ability to express and defend opinions,
    • Attitude (flexibility, integrity)
    • Individual strengths
    • Communication skills

For more information, click here

Tuition 2017-2018

  • UK tuition fee - £9,250 per year
  • Overseas (non UK/EU) - £32,670 (5 years)
  • Estimated living expenses - £10,000
  • Fees increase at roughly 4% per annum
  • Successful applicants must provide a satisfactory financial guarantee demonstrating that the entire cost of the degree programme can be covered

For information on UK graduate applicants, click here

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