Medical Schools

Anglia Ruskin

Medicine at Anglia Ruskin Medical School

Overview of Anglia Ruskin Medical School


As a medical student at Anglia Ruskin Medicine, you’ll have use of our cutting-edge skills laboratories and cadaveric anatomy suite. Our experienced tutors include consultants, surgeons, nurses and GPs – and they’re joined by visiting clinicians from NHS Trusts. But you won’t just learn on campus. Placements start early and continue throughout your course. You’ll get experience in primary and acute care settings, and in specialist medical centres.


Course Structure for Anglia Ruskin University Medicine

In all five years of your medicine degree, you’ll have the chance to study specific areas through Student-Selected Components, go out on placement, explore anatomy and physiology, and dip into areas of medical specialism such as public health, palliative care and infection.

Anglia Ruskin Medicine Entry Requirements


5 GCSEs at Grade 6-9 (A*-B), including English Language, Maths and two science subjects.

A Levels


Must include Chemistry & Biology/ Chemistry/ Maths/ Physics Resit of AAA accepted within two academic years of application (should have AAB or BBB (Widening Access) first time round).


36 points minimum is accepted. 666 at Higher Level in Biology and/or Chemistry plus one other science and including Mathematics or English.

Scottish Higher

AAAAA at Higher Grade including Biology and/or Chemistry and another science subject. We will also require National 5 Grade B or above or GCSE grade C (4) or above in English Language, two science subjects and Maths.

Scottish Advanced

AAB from Scottish Advanced Highers with grades AA to come from Biology and/or Chemistry and another science subject. We will also require National 5 Grade B or above or GCSE in English Language and Maths.


Admission Tests for Anglia Ruskin Chelmsford



How Does Anglia Ruskin Medical School Look At The UCAT?

There is no Anglia Ruskin UCAT cut off score.

All candidates are ranked and a proportion invited to interview. Lowest interviewed score is roughly 2410 every year. 

SJT Band 4 = automatic rejection.






Course Information

Graduate Entry

There is no graduate entry programme. Applicants who have an undergraduate degree will start in Year 1 and will be required to complete all five years of the course. We recommend that applicants seek advice on funding prior to starting their application.



End Year 3 to study another undergraduate or postgraduate degree related to medicine.


Work Experience for Anglia Ruskin Medicine

It is desirable for applicants to have undertaken work experience in the healthcare sector, whether that be shadowing, volunteering, paid-work or observing. Clinical and non-clinical experience are important, which could be in a nursing home, nursery, charities, voluntary organisations, pharmacy as well as GP surgeries and hospitals. The purpose of the work experience is to give you an insight in to the working day of a healthcare professional, to challenge any preconceptions that you may have and give you a realistic view of the job roles you wish to pursue.


Personal Statement for Anglia Ruskin Medical School

While we do not directly use your personal statement in the selection process, you should be prepared to discuss or use aspects of your statement at the interview. We will be looking to understand your motivation to study medicine, your appreciation of the role and responsibilities of being a doctor, as well as evidence of any work experience you have undertaken to support your application.


Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?



The university are committed to widening access and to recruiting students who have aspirations to study medicine but are from under-represented and/or disadvantaged groups. We aim to support applicants through the application and selection process and have a ’Widening Access to Medicine Scheme’ (WAMS). Depending on the circumstances, applicants eligible for this programme may be offered a lower conditional offer at A Level of ABB.


The Scheme is only available to applicants that have

  • Home/EU student status* and are resident in the UK.

  • predicted grades that match or exceed the WAMS Conditional offer of ABB. o the English language requirements.

  • meet at least one of the ten WAMS eligibility criteria

  • The right to reside in the UK or permission to reside from the Home Office. 

In order to be considered for eligibility for WAMS, you need to meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria: 

  1. You are entitled to free school meals, Pupil Premium funding and/or discretionary school/college payments, which are directly linked to financial hardship. 

  2. You receive a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) at the 'enhanced' rate in either the 'daily living' and 'mobility' components, or the 'standard' rate in both components. 

  3. You have experienced local authority care for a period of longer than three months. 

  4. Your annual household income is below £42,875. 

  5. You are a person who has sole responsibility for the care, unpaid, of a person because they are ill, they have a disability, they are experiencing mental distress or they are affected by substance abuse. 

  6. You are a young person who is estranged from your family and you do not expect this situation to be reconciled. 

  7. You live in a neighbourhood which has a low progression rate to higher education (as determined by individual home postcode). 

  8. You attended a school at 16 where the percentage of 5 or more GCSE grades A-C (9-4) including English and Maths was below 35%. 

  9. You currently attend a school where the average points score per A Level entry is 20 or less. 

  10. You received a UCAT bursary.


Anglia Ruskin University Medicine Interview


- Length: 8 stations, 7 minutes per stations


Anglia Ruskin Medicine Interview Dates: December to January


Anglia Ruskin Medical School Interview Questions / Topics: - Interpersonal and communication skills (including empathy) - Teamwork and leadership - Preparation and motivation - Critical thinking, problem solving - Ethical/moral reasoning - ‘Integrity’


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