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
BBC (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.
||28 (5, 5, 5 at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry, excluding core component) and GCSEs requirements (or equivalent)*
This course is only open to students who are living in the UK and have UK home status, indefinite leave to remain or refugee status (with a letter from the home office as evidence) at the time you make your application.
You must also meet the following criteria:
- the university's contextual admissions criteria - this means you will not receive a further reduced offer from the required A levels of BBC, or equivalent, as stated in the entrance requirements. The contextual offer has already been applied to the grade reductions and entrance requirements
- do not meet the standard or contextual entry requirements for the five-year Medicine course
- have not studied at a University
You cannot apply for both this course and the five-year (A10L) Medicine BMedSci and BMBS course.
You should apply for Medicine BMedSci and BMBS (A10L) course if you:
- meet the entry requirements for the five-year course
- achieve ABB at A Level, and choose to resit one or both of your B grades and then achieve all standard or contextual entry requirements for a five-year course
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.
BBC: must include a B in both 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.
We do not accept A Level resits for this course.
28 (5, 5, 5 at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry, excluding core component) and 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.
Minimum entry requirements
You must meet the minimum GCSE requirements and undertake the UCAT in the same year you are applying to study medicine. 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.
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.