Norwich Medical School

MBBS MEDICINE

Assessment for Year 1

We’ll assess your progress on a regular basis throughout the course to support your learning and development, and to keep you on track to become a qualified medical practitioner. Assessment includes Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) at the end of each module and each year, which are practical tests to assess your knowledge and clinical ability.

The course also includes annual written examinations in both ‘short answer’ and ‘single best answer’ formats, research method assignments, and an audit project on the ‘Student Selected Study’ component of your course.

During your time with us you’ll also build a working portfolio and write a short essay each year, reflecting on your own personal and professional development.

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Assessment for Year 2

We’ll assess your progress on a regular basis throughout the course to support your learning and development, and to keep you on track to become a qualified medical practitioner. Assessment includes Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) at the end of each module and each year, which are practical tests to assess your knowledge and clinical ability.

The course also includes annual written examinations in both ‘short answer’ and ‘single best answer’ formats, research method assignments, and an audit project on the ‘Student Selected Study’ component of your course.

During your time with us you’ll also build a working portfolio and write a short essay each year, reflecting on your own personal and professional development.

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Assessment for Year 3

We’ll assess your progress on a regular basis throughout the course to support your learning and development, and to keep you on track to become a qualified medical practitioner. Assessment includes Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) at the end of each module and each year, which are practical tests to assess your knowledge and clinical ability.

The course also includes annual written examinations in both ‘short answer’ and ‘single best answer’ formats, research method assignments, and an audit project on the ‘Student Selected Study’ component of your course.

During your time with us you’ll also build a working portfolio and write a short essay each year, reflecting on your own personal and professional development.

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Register interest   
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Assessment for Year 4

We’ll assess your progress on a regular basis throughout the course to support your learning and development, and to keep you on track to become a qualified medical practitioner. Assessment includes Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) at the end of each module and each year, which are practical tests to assess your knowledge and clinical ability.

The course also includes annual written examinations in both ‘short answer’ and ‘single best answer’ formats, research method assignments, and an audit project on the ‘Student Selected Study’ component of your course.

During your time with us you’ll also build a working portfolio and write a short essay each year, reflecting on your own personal and professional development.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 5

We’ll assess your progress on a regular basis throughout the course to support your learning and development, and to keep you on track to become a qualified medical practitioner. Assessment includes Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) at the end of each module and each year, which are practical tests to assess your knowledge and clinical ability.

The course also includes annual written examinations in both ‘short answer’ and ‘single best answer’ formats, research method assignments, and an audit project on the ‘Student Selected Study’ component of your course.

During your time with us you’ll also build a working portfolio and write a short essay each year, reflecting on your own personal and professional development.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 1

We’ll assess your progress on a regular basis throughout the course to support your learning and development, and to keep you on track to become a qualified medical practitioner. Assessment includes Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) at the end of each module and each year, which are practical tests to assess your knowledge and clinical ability.

The course also includes annual written examinations in both ‘short answer’ and ‘single best answer’ formats, research method assignments, and an audit project on the ‘Student Selected Study’ component of your course.

During your time with us you’ll also build a working portfolio and write a short essay each year, reflecting on your own personal and professional development.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 2

We’ll assess your progress on a regular basis throughout the course to support your learning and development, and to keep you on track to become a qualified medical practitioner. Assessment includes Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) at the end of each module and each year, which are practical tests to assess your knowledge and clinical ability.

The course also includes annual written examinations in both ‘short answer’ and ‘single best answer’ formats, research method assignments, and an audit project on the ‘Student Selected Study’ component of your course.

During your time with us you’ll also build a working portfolio and write a short essay each year, reflecting on your own personal and professional development.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 3

We’ll assess your progress on a regular basis throughout the course to support your learning and development, and to keep you on track to become a qualified medical practitioner. Assessment includes Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) at the end of each module and each year, which are practical tests to assess your knowledge and clinical ability.

The course also includes annual written examinations in both ‘short answer’ and ‘single best answer’ formats, research method assignments, and an audit project on the ‘Student Selected Study’ component of your course.

During your time with us you’ll also build a working portfolio and write a short essay each year, reflecting on your own personal and professional development.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 4

We’ll assess your progress on a regular basis throughout the course to support your learning and development, and to keep you on track to become a qualified medical practitioner. Assessment includes Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) at the end of each module and each year, which are practical tests to assess your knowledge and clinical ability.

The course also includes annual written examinations in both ‘short answer’ and ‘single best answer’ formats, research method assignments, and an audit project on the ‘Student Selected Study’ component of your course.

During your time with us you’ll also build a working portfolio and write a short essay each year, reflecting on your own personal and professional development.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 5

We’ll assess your progress on a regular basis throughout the course to support your learning and development, and to keep you on track to become a qualified medical practitioner. Assessment includes Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) at the end of each module and each year, which are practical tests to assess your knowledge and clinical ability.

The course also includes annual written examinations in both ‘short answer’ and ‘single best answer’ formats, research method assignments, and an audit project on the ‘Student Selected Study’ component of your course.

During your time with us you’ll also build a working portfolio and write a short essay each year, reflecting on your own personal and professional development.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

AAA including Biology/Human Biology or Chemistry. Science A levels must include a pass in the practical element.

BTEC

Not accepted.

Scottish highers advanced

BBB in Secondary Six (S6) Advanced Highers including Biology or Chemistry in the first sitting or AB in Secondary Six (S6) Advanced Highers including Biology or Chemistry plus an additional Higher Level at grade A taken in Secondary Six (S6), in the first sitting. Combinations can be substituted with A Levels.

Irish leaving certificate

6 subjects at H2 including Biology or Chemistry. For the old grading system (pre 2017) achieved Higher Level AAAAAA (3 at A1 and 3 at A2) including Biology or Chemistry.

Access course

See below for a list of accepted courses and grade requirements.

European Baccalaureate

85% overall with 85% in Biology and 85% in two other subjects.

International Baccalaureate

36 points with HL 6 in three subjects to include Biology or Chemistry.

GCSE offer

  • Six GCSEs at grade 7 or grade A or above, including Mathematics and either two single science subjects (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or Double Science.  Alternatively Science, Additional Science and Further Science GCSEs are accepted. 

  • GCSE English Language grade 6/B is required.

  • Graduates are required to hold six GCSEs at grade 6 or grade B or above, including Mathematics, English Language and either two single science subjects (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or Double Science.  Alternatively Science, Additional Science and Further Science GCSEs are accepted. 

  • EU and International applicants require a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade A to include Mathematics and two Sciences or equivalent. You may contact the Admissions Office to discuss equivalent qualifications.

  • EU and International applicants are expected to achieve IELTS 7.5 overall and 7.0 in each component in lieu of the GCSE English language requirement.

  • If Methods of Mathematics & Application of Mathematics are taken, we require grade 7 or grade A in both. They will be considered as a single grade 7/A for screening purposes as together they are equivalent to the full Mathematics GCSE.

  • We will only accept one of the following: Learning for Life & Work, Expressive Arts, Catering, Child Development, Business & Communication Systems (ICAA), Health & Social Care and Leisure & Tourism. 

  • GCSE resits are accepted.

  • Not accepted: General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, GCSE short courses, BTEC Level 2, OCR Level 2, Functional Skills.

Additional entry requirements

For applicants sitting A levels for the first time in summer 2020:

  • Applicants are expected to be taking a minimum of 3 A Levels in Year 13 and be predicted AAA or above, including Biology/Human Biology or Chemistry and two further A level subjects of the applicant’s choice.  Science A levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.   Where an applicant is also taking additional qualifications such as a fourth AS/A level or EPQ these must also be included on their application but will not be subject to grade requirements.  Applicants without a fourth subject will be considered.  Grades must be achieved over 2 consecutive years.  Applicants taking longer than 2 years will normally be subject to our resit policy and expected to demonstrate a higher level of achievement by achieving an A*, reflecting the longer study period, as per our resit policy.

  • A level resits are only considered if a minimum of ABB/AAC or equivalent, is achieved in the first sitting over 2 consecutive years including the subjects as per our entry requirements. Applicants must be predicted and are expected to achieve at least one A* in any subject where less than an A was achieved previously.

  • Applicants who are repeating all or part of any A level (thus taking their A levels over more than 2 years) are usually subject to the resit policy. Please contact the Admissions Officer for further advice.

  • If applying with achieved A levels applicants must include what they have been doing since completing A levels. Applications from those currently studying in higher education will only be considered if the qualification will be completed by 31 August 2020. This includes Master degrees and PhD degrees.  If applicant is in the first or second year of a degree they will not be considered.  Please refer to our Graduate Requirement for full details.

  • Level 3 qualifications not accepted: Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, Leisure Studies, Applied Science, General Studies, BTEC qualifications. Only Mathematics or Further Mathematics will be accepted, not both.

Minimum International Baccalaureate requirements

  • Predicted or achieved 36 overall with Higher Level 666 including Biology or Chemistry.

  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years is accepted in lieu of GCSEs with a minimum of 6 passes at 6 including Mathematics and Science. English language required at grade 5.

  • International Baccalaureate resits are only considered if 34 points overall with Higher Level 655/664 including Biology or Chemistry is achieved in the first sitting. Applicants who are resitting should be predicted 37 points overall with Higher Level 666 including Biology or Chemistry.

Minimum Scottish Advanced/Highers requirements

  • A minimum of three subjects to be studied at Secondary 6 (S6) and predicted or achieved either BBB in Secondary Six (S6) Advanced Highers including Biology or Chemistry in the first sitting or AB in Secondary Six (S6) Advanced Highers including Biology or Chemistry plus an additional Higher Level at grade A taken in Secondary Six (S6), in the first sitting. Combinations can be substituted with A Levels.

  • National 5s are accepted in lieu of GCSEs with a minimum of 6 subjects at grade A including Mathematics and two science subjects (Lifeskills Mathematics is not accepted). English Language required at grade B.

  • Individuals who have bypassed National 5 qualifications going straight to Higher Level courses require AAAAB including English, Mathematics and two science subjects in lieu of GCSE subjects.

  • Where taken, Standard Grades are accepted in lieu of GCSEs with a minimum of 6 Intermediate 2 Level subjects at 1 or 2 including English, Mathematics and two science subjects.

Minimum Irish Leaving Certificate requirements

  • Predicted or achieved 6 subjects at H2 including Biology or Chemistry. For the old grading system (pre 2017) achieved Higher Level AAAAAA (3 at A1 and 3 at A2) including Biology or Chemistry. 

  • Junior Certificates are accepted in lieu of GCSEs with a minimum of 6 O1 or O2 grades (6 A grades 2016 or before) including Mathematics and Science and O3 in English Language. New grading system requires 6 subjects at Distinction including Maths and Science and Higher Merit in English Language.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate resits are only considered if Higher Level AABBBB (or 2 at H2 and 4 at H3) is achieved in the first sitting. Applicants who are resitting should be predicted Higher Level AAAAAA (or six at H2) including Biology or Chemistry.

Minimum Cambridge Pre-U requirements

  • Predicted or achieved D3, D3, D3 including Biology or Chemistry in the first sitting.

  • GCSE requirements must also be achieved.

  • A combination of Cambridge Pre-U and A levels is accepted.  D3 will be required in all circumstances where a combination is taken.  Please refer to our A level requirements.

Graduates and Other Higher Degree Qualifications

Minimum Degree requirements

  • Predicted or achieved 2:1 or above in any subject, as well as satisfying the additional requirements below.

  • Masters and PhD applicants must meet the Graduate A level, GCSE and UCAT requirements and successfully complete their postgraduate study with verification of results by 31st August 2020.

  • Graduates must be in their final year or have completed their Undergraduate degree to be considered.  We do not accept any transfers from applicants, part way through a degree.

  • Applicants who have achieved 2:2 or below during their academic history will not be considered, regardless of post-degree study.

Minimum A Level requirements for Graduates

  • Achieved BBB/ABC in the first sitting.

  • Applicants need to demonstrate competence in Biology or Chemistry. This can be demonstrated by:

    •  Achieving grade B in A Level Biology or Chemistry OR

    •  Undergraduate level study of Biology/Physiology or Chemistry or equivalent as part of their degree (65% requirement) OR

    • Approved Access course.

  • Only Mathematics or Further Mathematics will be accepted, not both.

  • Level 3 qualifications not accepted: General Studies, Citizenship Studies, Leisure Studies, Applied Science, Critical Thinking and BTEC qualifications

Graduates are required to hold six GCSEs at grade 6 or grade B or above, including Mathematics, English Language and either two single science subjects (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or Double Science.  Alternatively Science, Additional Science and Further Science GCSEs are accepted. 

Applicants studying for a Master’s degree or PhD at the time of application  must meet the undergraduate degree requirements outlined above. The Master’s degree or PhD must be fully and successfully completed with satisfactory verification by 31st August 2020.  If you are in this situation, please check that you are able to meet this deadline before applying for a place on this MB BS course.

UEA Graduates who meet the minimum academic requirements are guaranteed an interview.

Applicants who have previously studied or are currently studying at another Medical School (UK or International) will not be considered for entry.

Access/Pre-Medical Programmes

We welcome applications from students holding or studying for one of the following Access/Pre-Medical qualifications who are 19 years or over;

  • The College of West Anglia (Access to Medicine)

  • Lambeth College (Access to Medicine & Biomedical Science)

  • City and Islington College (Access to Medicine & Medical Bio Sciences)

  • The Manchester College (Access to Medicine)

  • Bradford University (Foundation in Clinical Science/Medicine)

  • Sussex Downs University (Access to Medicine)

  • ·City of Liverpool University (Access to Science)

  • Truro and Penwith College - Access to HE Medicine

We require 75% overall and 75% in each module or Distinction in 45 credits at level 3.

Access applicants must also meet the GCSE and UCAT requirements and be aged 19 years or over.

For any applicant offering an Access qualification who also holds A levels, these must be at ABB/AAC or above, and attained at first sitting irrespective of subjects (excluding General Studies,Critical Thinking, Leisure Studies, Applied Science and Citizenship Studies). BTEC qualifications not accepted.  We do not usually consider Access applicants who have previously taken two or more science subjects (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).  Applicants who have taken only one science A level will usually be expected to have achieved a grade A in this subject.  Applicants who resat A levels prior to their Access course will be considered on a case by case basis.

For any applicant offering an Access qualification who also holds a degree, this must be at 2.1 or higher.  They must also meet the GCSE, A level and UCAT requirements.  These applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.

The University reserves the right to make academic judgements outside these published guidelines in complex and exceptional cases. Meeting these minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an invitation to interview, due to the competitiveness of this course. 

Special Entry Requirements

  • If there are any gaps in an applicant’s educational history they will be required to provide information on this.We may request a full CV in chronological order.

  • Any applicant who has been out of education for more than 5 years is advised to contact the Admissions Service prior to making an application.

  • Applicants who have previously studied, or are currently studying, at another Medical School (UK/EU or International) will not be considered for entry.

  • We are not able to accept transfer students onto our Undergraduate Medical Degree due to the integrated nature of the course. Applicants currently studying in higher education, irrespective of prior experience/qualifications, are required to have completed their current course of study prior to commencing their medical studies at UEA.

Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

  • All applicants are required to take the UCAT in the year of application, prior to applying. UEA does not have a cut off score. A high score is advantageous, however a low score does not disqualify an applicant from consideration. Further information is available at www.ucat.ac.uk.

  • The subsection scores may be used to rank the applicants for selection for interview.

  • The overall (cognitive) score is used alongside the interview score to rank and select applicants to whom an offer is made.

  • The SJT component score is included within the interview score.

  • Applicants who take the UCAT (SEN) will be requested to provide supporting evidence of their entitlement for extra time in examinations.  This evidence may take the form of a qualified medical practitioner, educational psychologist or specialist teacher.

Work Experience in the Healthcare Profession (paid or voluntary)

  • All applicants are advised to have some people focused experience of providing care. This will allow them to demonstrate that they understand the realities of working in a caring profession and are developing the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to being a doctor, including conscientiousness, good communication skills and the ability to interact with a wide variety of people.

  • Work experience is essential to gain a realistic understanding of medicine and the physical, organisational and emotional demands of the career.

  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate an awareness of the NHS Constitution and its core values and key principles (http://bit.ly/29VzwyA).

  • The Medical Schools Council provide information on core values and attributes required for studying medicine https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/1202/statement-on-core-values-and-attributes.pdf  and guidelines on relevant work experience https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2331/relevant-experience-for-applying-to-medical-school.pdf .

Important Information For All Applicants 

All successful applicants will be required to complete a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Police check and a satisfactory occupational health check.  As part of the selection process, all applicants who accept an offer of a place at Norwich Medical School are checked against the Medical Schools Council (MSC) excluded student database. Details of these requirements will be provided to the applicants at interview and if they are successful in receiving an offer. Further information regarding requirements for medical students in relation to blood born infectious diseases, and information on Medical Students Fitness Standards is available. Any offer holder with a current or past history of health conditions (physical or mental health)  should tell occupational health about any health conditions they have, and may be subject to an early occupational health check, for the following reasons:

  • Medical schools have a duty to support their students, but students have to help the school to do this by being open and honest about their health.

  • Being open and trustworthy is an important part of being a doctor – patients and the GMC expect this of practising doctors. Failure by a doctor on the medical register to disclose a health matter that could potentially impact on patient safety is a breach of this duty.

  • A student should understand that their ill health could put their ability to study at risk. Where a student has this understanding – and shows this by getting help and support – their health condition rarely prevents them from completing the course. One way to demonstrate understanding from the start is for a student to declare whether they will need additional support when they begin their course.

  • Read more on Essential Information for Medicine Applicants

Norwich Medical School will consider all requests for adjustments in line with the UK Equality Act 2010. Any student can graduate as long as: they are well enough to complete the course; they have no student fitness to practice concerns (having a health condition or disability alone is not a fitness to practice concern); they have met all the Outcomes for graduates, with adjustments to the mode of assessment as needed.

Further guidance and advice specific to undergraduate medicine courses, including clinical exams, can be obtained via med.senioradviser@uea.ac.uk . Further information regarding accessibility, written exam concessions and confidential advice and guidance on health and disability can be obtained via: https://portal.uea.ac.uk/student-support-service.

After the Course

Click here for information from the General Medical Council (GMC) about Postgraduate Foundation training and beyond.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How will you process my application?

Briefly, all on-time applications proceed to primary screening, where checks are made to see that applicants meet, or are predicted to meet, our minimum academic entry criteria, have a satisfactory personal statement and reference and have taken the UCAT test in the summer prior to submitting the application. Applicants are then invited to interview (from late November/December onwards).

If the number of applications received exceed the number of interview places available those meeting primary screening requirements will also undergo secondary screening where UCAT scores will be assessed and ranked against the applicant cohort, with the strongest applicants invited to interview.

Following the completion of interviews, interviewed applicants are ranked (by interview – which includes the UCAT SJT subsection score - and UCAT overall scores) within the applicant cohort. The top ranking applicants will receive offers.

What if there is a mistake on my application?
Following the closing date, any errors or omissions should be notified to the Admissions Service immediately for consideration, and verified by an official letter from your school. However, if notification is made after 15 October, we reserve the right not to consider the application further.

What if my predicted grades change?
Your application will be processed using the information provided on your UCAS form. Any changes in predicted grades will not be considered once processing has commenced following the UCAS deadline.

Can I send in additional supporting documents?

Only information submitted on the UCAS form will be considered, unless supplementary information is requested by the Admissions Team. Factual errors on the form should be notified to the Admissions Service as soon as possible but additional information provided or errors highlighted after submission of the UCAS form cannot be considered. Please note that we are unable to accept any unsolicited additional references or CVs.

How do I report extenuating circumstances?

These should be indicated on the UCAS application. Supporting evidence may be requested. Please note: adverse events potentially impacting on performance at A level (or equivalent) or degree classification, should be notified to the relevant examination board. 

I will still be 17 at the start of the course...

This is not a bar to studying Medicine at UEA. However, the course at Norwich Medical school involves considerable patient contact within year one. In view of this, students who will not be 18 years old at the time that they are projected to start the course may wish to consider applying for deferred entry.

Should I gain some voluntary or paid experience in the Healthcare professions?

If possible, but this is not a specific requirement. However, it is important that, prior to committing to 5 years intensive study, that you find out as much as you can about being a doctor.  Any experience that gives you an insight into your suitability to the profession is valuable.   Such experience may include work experience in a health care organisation (e.g. a hospital, hospice, or primary care setting), a regular commitment as a volunteer in a care-related setting, or paid employment as a health care assistant or similar. This list is not exhaustive, but at interview, you will be expected to draw on your personal experiences to demonstrate your suitability to be a doctor. If invited to interview, you are required to bring with you our work experience form.

If I am unsuccessful, can I reapply?

Applicants to Medicine at UEA will only be considered for two consecutive years. All applicants must have achieved successful academic study within the past 5 years. Please note that entry requirements may change each year and we would advise you to check our website before submitting an application. You will be required to retake the UCAT test as this is only valid in the year of application.

Alternative Qualifications

Returning to learning

Places are allocated on merit, and we welcome applications from people of all ages and backgrounds. Each applicant will be assessed against the admission criteria, and all applicants will need to demonstrate evidence of recent academic study (within the past 5 years).

Overseas qualifications

The list below is not exhaustive. If your country is not listed, please contact the Admissions Service at admissions@uea.ac.uk. The information below is intended to be a guide only. A final decision on your application will be made on receipt of the full UCAS application before the closing date, UCAT score and receipt of any required supporting documents. Please list all academic qualifications on your UCAS application.

English Language: All applicants must sit an IELTS test and achieve 7.5 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in each component. VVO, IB and HKDSE English are accepted as an alternative. Native English speakers (as defined by the UK Visa and Immigration Service) may not be required to provide evidence of English speaking and listening abilities, provided a level of English proficiency is adequately demonstrated during the application process. Please contact the Admissions Service for further details.

Bulgaria

 

The Diploma za Srendno Obrazovanie is not acceptable on its own.  Applicants will need to have undertaken further examinations, normally at GCE A levels or International Baccalaureate. The Diploma za Srendno Obrazovanie can be accepted in lieu of GCSEs.  Grade 6 required in Mathematics and two science subjects.

 

Canada

Successful completion of Canada Diploma with 90% in at least 5 subjects from Grade 12 including Biology or Chemistry, with 85% in 6 subjects in grade 10 to include Maths, English, and one science. Ontario: Grade 12 subjects must be U, U/C or M courses.

 

European Baccalaureate

85% overall with 85% in Biology or Chemistry and 85% in two other subjects. GCSE requirements also need to be met.

Finland

Ylioppilastutkinto (Matriculation Examination) – 4 subjects at 6 (E - Eximia cum laude approbatur) to include Biology or Chemistry and Certificate of Secondary Education - 9/8 in six subjects to include Mathematics and two science subjects.

France

French Baccalaureat - 15, to include 15 in Biology or Chemistry and 15 in two other subjects. Brevet des Colleges – 14-15 (bien) in six subjects to include Mathematics.

Germany

Abitur (Zeugnis Der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife) 1.6 overall, to include 13 in Biology or Chemistry and 13 in two other subjects. Sekundarstufe II - A score of 1 in six subjects in high school qualification to include Mathematics and two science subjects.

Greece

Apolytirion - 19.5 overall, to include two science subjects at 18.5, plus A-Level Biology or Chemistry . Upper Secondary School (Lykeio) qualification – six subjects at 19 to include Mathematics and two science subjects (or six IGCSE subjects at grade A).

Hong Kong

Minimum of 3 category A Electives at level 5 including Biology or Chemistry, level 4 in Core Maths and level 5** in English with minimum level 5 in each component OR level 4 in English with IELTS 7.5 overall and no less than 7.0 in each component. Notes: Integrated or combined science not accepted. Core Mathematics combined with Extended Mathematics counts as one Category A Elective.

Hungary

Erettsegi Bizonyitvany/ Matura - 5,5 in Advanced subjects including Biology or Chemistry and 5,5,5, in Intermediate subjects. This must include Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry or Physics.

India

Successful completion of Grade 12 (minimum five subjects taken) with 85% overall and 85% in four subjects including Biology or Chemistry. Grade 10 five subjects with 85% overall with 85% in Maths, and a science plus IELTS 7.5 overall and no less than 7.0 in each component.

Italy

Diploma di Esame di Stato (Liceo Scientifico) - 95% overall plus A-level Biology or Chemistry at grade A. Transcripts of year 2 of Liceo Scientifico OR Diploma de Licenza della Scuola Media - 95% required overall, to include 95% in Mathematics and two science subjects.

Latvia

9 overall from at least 12 subjects including Mathematics and two Sciences with a minimum of 81% in at least two National Centralised Exams including Biology or Chemistry. This offer would incorporate both GCSE and Level 3 requirements

Lithuania

9 overall plus three state exams at 80% including Biology or Chemistry in the Brandos Atestatas. In order to meet the GCSE requirement applicants must achieve a minimum of 6 subjects at grade 8 including Mathematics and two Sciences.

Norway

Successful completion of Norwegian Vitnemal Opplaering with 4.75 overall, to include no less than 6 in English, 5 in Common Core Mathematics, 5 in Biology (1&2) or Chemistry (1&2) and 5 in one of the following: Chemistry (1&2) or Physics (1&2) or Biology (1&2).

Poland

Certificate of Maturity - average 80% with 80% in two Extended Level subjects including Biology or Chemistry. Certificate of Completion from a General Lyceum – 5 points in six subjects to include Mathematics and two science subjects.

Portugal

Diploma Nivel Secundario de Educacao - 18 overall, to include 18 in Biology or Chemistry and 18 in two other subjects. Diploma de Ensino Basico/3rd Ciclo – 5 points in six subjects to include Mathematics and two science subjects.

Romania

Diploma de Bacalaureat - 9 points overall, with 9 points in Biology or Chemistry.  If Biology or Chemistry is not included as an individual subject, we require an A-Level in Biology or Chemistry at a grade A. Junior High School Graduation Certificate/High School Graduate Certificate – require Very Good (9 points) in six subjects to include Mathematics and two science subjects.

South Africa

Successful completion of the South African National Senior Certificate at 77777 (not including Life Orientation) with a minimum of 7 in Life Sciences and Physical Science and Mathematics.

Spain

Titulo de Bachiller or Curso de Orientacio (COU) - 8.5 average with 8 in Biology or Chemistry. Graduado en Educacion Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO) – six subjects at 8.5 including Mathematics and two sciences.

Sweden

Avgangsbetyg/ Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskola –

10 subjects at A including Biology or Chemistry, no less than a B in any other subject. Slutbetyg fran Grundskola - six subjects at 5 or A including Mathematics and two sciences.

United States of America

USA High School Diploma - Grade 12 completed with 3.75 GPA with 3 AP Exams at 544 to include a 5 in Biology or Chemistry and two further subjects (4,4). Grade 10 completed with 6 academic subjects at A, usually to include Mathematics, English and 2 sciences. A minimum 2 years of Mathematics, English and 2 sciences at grade A will be required.

 

 

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

  • IELTS: 7.5 overall (minimum 7.0 in any component)

There may be other selected English Language qualifications that we can accept. Please contact the Admissions Service for further details.

Interviews

Each interview lasts approximately 50 minutes. Selected applicants are invited to take part in an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) style interview, also known as a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). During the interview, each applicant rotates through a series of rooms, known as 'stations', They will spend 5 minutes at each of the 6 stations, with a 1 and a half minute changeover/preparation time between each. Please note that we do not disclose interview questions.

Typically we look for applicants to demonstrate at interview;

  • An acceptable approach to decision making when given incomplete or conflicting information

  • The ability to learn and work effectively in partnership

  • A caring and supportive attitude

  • An empathetic and caring approach

  • Insight in to Medicine as a career and personal suitability for the profession

  • Honesty, integrity, and personal effectiveness.

We will individually email invitations to applicants who are selected for interview. If you are invited to interview you are required to complete this Work Experience Form.

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is September each year.

Course Reference Number: 665346

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

You can find information regarding additional costs associated here:

http://www.uea.ac.uk/about/legalstatements/finance-and-fees/additional-course-fees

Course Reference Number: 665346

How to apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS number for the University of East Anglia is E14.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

 

Course Reference Number: 665346
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
UCAS course code
A100
Entry Requirements
AAA
Duration (years)
5
Studying Medicine at Norwich Medical School means that you will join an exceptional group of medical students studying in a thriving student-centred learning environment where students and staff share a passion for making a positive difference to peoples’ lives. Being a doctor is a privileged position which has at its heart a real and deep-seated vocation to help people. It’s a demanding and challenging profession but very rewarding. Our course focuses on relating your learning to real life, using scenarios and clinical problems from patients, with an emphasis on developing your practical experience as well as your theoretical knowledge from the start. At Norwich Medical School we believe in learning in context. From the very first weeks of our course, your time is spent every week in clinical practice, ensuring that you are able to apply your learning to patients in the same week.
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Norwich Medical School
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