Medicine at University of Aston Medical School
Overview of Aston Medical School
The unique, patient-focused MBChB programme at Aston University’s Medical School will prepare you for a successful career in the medical profession and make a lasting impact on people’s lives. Aston Medical School will develop your core competencies in medicine, hone your team-working skills and give you an understanding of the internationally admired NHS (National Health Service).
Course Structure of Aston University Medical School
Phase 1: Throughout phase 1, you will develop your clinical skills and knowledge in blocks, covering topics such as physiology, pharmacology, public and global health and the musculoskeletal system. You’ll be introduced to clinical practice, learning how to interact effectively with patients, carers, colleagues and other healthcare professionals, develop consultation skills as well as an introduction to diagnostic reasoning.
Phase 2: Much of your learning in phase two will take place in clinical environments, working with practising doctors and healthcare professionals. Your progress will be supplemented and supported with lectures, group work, workshops, independent study and other learning opportunities. The timetabling for these clinical years has to fit in with the availability of teaching staff at the hospitals and general practices and for this reason, we utilise a number of Wednesday afternoons for teaching.
Aston Medical School Requirements
5 GCSEs/IGCSEs at grade 6 (B) - must include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Double Science (or international equivalent).
AAA - AAB
Must include Chemistry & Biology & pass in practical exam
(6,6,6 at Higher Level in three subjects which must include Chemistry (HL6) and Biology (HL6) and the rest from three subjects at Standard Level (SL) and Diploma Programme Core
Must include Chemistry and Biology.
Admission Tests for Aston University Medical School
How Does Aston Medical School Look At The UCAT?
There is no Aston Medical School UCAT cut off score.
Used in conjunction with academics.
The lowest UCAT interviewed in 2020 was 2110 for non-widening participation applicants and 1900 for widening participation students.
After year 2/3
Work Experience for Aston University Medical School
No information available, however it is assumed to be preferred for the interview.
Personal Statement for Aston Medicine
Read in conjunction with reference, but not scored.
Used to differentiate borderline candidates.
Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?
Aston University are committed to widening participation. For students living in Solihull & Black Country - they can apply for the pathway to healthcare programme.
If your high school qualification alone is not sufficient to gain entry, you will be required to complete a UK foundation programme. They accept:
Abbey College Manchester Medicine Foundation Programme: You must achieve a score of 75% overall with 75% or above in Chemistry and Biology
CATS Canterbury, Cambridge and London Medics Programme: You must achieve grades of AAA which must include Chemistry and Biology
Kings Advanced Level Foundation Course: You must achieve a score of 75% overall with at least 75% in Chemistry and Biology.
All UK Home fee applicants, except those who have already graduated with a degree, will be asked to complete an online questionnaire to establish whether they fulfil one or more of our widening participation (WP) criteria listed below.
Live in a widening participation postcode area. This can be checked using the Office for Students (OfS) postcode checker
Come from a family where neither parent (or the one parent if in a single parent family) attended university in the UK or abroad
Currently be in receipt of a means-tested bursary (namely 16-19 Bursary or similar)
Been in receipt of free school meals any time over the last three years
Come from an underrepresented group (Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities, refugees, children of military families)
Are presently or have ever been in care.
Aston Medical School Interview
- Length 7-10 stations, 6-8 minutes each
December to March
Understanding of studying and practising medicine
Understanding of teamwork
Understanding of leadership skills
Understanding of compassion, respect and dignity
Address: Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET
Telephone:+44 (0)121 204 3000
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