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Medicine at University of Leicester Medical School & Interview Questions 2024

University of Leicester Medical School Overview

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The University of Leicester Medicine has been teaching medical students for more than 40 years. Their experience ensures an excellent standard of teaching and a supportive community and excellent modern facilities provide a state-of-the-art learning environment which can be seen on The University of Leicester Medical Open Day. Leicester University Medicine's curriculum has been revised to make it even more patient-focused. The course is designed to be clinically relevant throughout and integrates learning, enabling students to acquire the medical knowledge and professional competencies that are essential to practise medicine effectively. Students also receive hands-on experience, working with real patients from the beginning. Please note that Leicester University does not offer dentistry as a course at present. 

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Leicester Medicine Course Structure

5 years. Integrated with 2 pre-clinical and 3 clinical years. There is the opportunity to intercalate. Phase 1 comprises Years 1 and 2 of your course. The teaching is integrated so that you learn all disciplines (anatomy, physiology etc.) within the context of a patient's presentations. For Phase 2 (Years 3, 4 and 5), your clinical learning evolves through apprenticeship: Year 3: 12-week placements in hospital medicine, hospital surgery and primary care Year 4: Speciality blocks including child health, mental health and cancer care Year 5: Foundation assistantships in hospital and community placements to hone skills before working as a doctor

Leicester Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE

Grade B (6) in English Language, Mathematics, Two Sciences Resits: Will consider resits in GCSE English Language


GCSE scoring will be as follows, 8 GCSEs are looked at [max 32 points]: 

  • 9 = 4 point

  • 8 = 3 point

  • 7 = 2 point

  • 6 = 1 point

A Levels

A*AA


Including Chemistry or Biology, and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology, but excluding General Studies, Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking or Global Perspectives. The A* must be in one of the science subjects.


Will consider AAA plus EPQ at grade A or B 


Resits: AAB can resit the B. ABB can resit the two Bs if significant mitigating circumstances (need prior approval).

IB

34 points, with 7,6,6 in the HL subjects


or


36 with 6,6,6 in the HL subjects; and the higher level subjects must include Chemistry or Biology, and one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths or Psychology.

Scottish Higher

They will not consider you if you are only taking Scottish Highers.

Scottish Advanced

Leicester will consider Scottish Advanced Highers either alone or in combination with A-levels. Our standard offer is AAA, to include Chemistry or Biology, and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology.

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University of Leicester Medical School Admission Tests

UCAT

Yes

How Does Leicester Medical School Look At The UCAT?


Leicester UCAT Cut Off 2023 for 2024 entry: 


UCAT will form 50% of the pre-interview scoring system, with academics forming the other 50% of scoring


Interview Selection at Leicester:

  • UCAT (50%) - 32 Marks

  • Academics (50%) - 32 Marks


Leicester Interview Cut-Off Score:

  • 2023 Entry: 59.5 (for those with predicted A-Levels), 60 (for those with achieved A-Levels), 59 (for internationals)

  • 2022 Entry: 58.5 (for those with predicted A-Levels), 58 (for internationals). 


The bottom two deciles are automatically rejected. 


🚩 SJT Band 4 = rejection.


👉🏼 LOWEST UCAT Score INTERVIEWED at Leicester (ie Leicester UCAT Cut-Off Score):

  • 2023 Entry: 2510 (Home), 2570 (International)

  • 2022 Entry: 2510

  • 2021 Entry: 2310


👉🏼 AVERAGE UCAT Score INTERVIEWED at Leicester:

  • 2023 Entry: 2836

  • 2022 Entry: 2773

  • 2021 Entry: 2648


👉🏼 LOWEST UCAT Score OFFERED A PLACE at Leicester:

  • 2023 Entry: 2510 (Home), 2680 (International)

  • 2022 Entry: 2520

  • 2021 Entry: 2420


👉🏼 AVERAGE UCAT Score OFFERED A PLACE at Leicester:

  • 2023 Entry: 2817

  • 2022 Entry: 2785

  • 2021 Entry: 2595


Leicester Medical School Selection Process 2023 for 2024 entry

Academic ability will be scored on the basis of 8 GCSE results including the mandatory subjects of English Language, Maths, Chemistry and Biology (or Science and Additional Science). It will form 50% of the preinterview score.


Your academic score will be combined with a score based on your UCAT results, again up to 32 points, giving a maximum possible score of 64 points overall.


Your combined score will determine whether you are invited for interview. In order to distinguish between 'borderline' applicants, we may also take into account your 'personal qualities' based on your personal statement and reference.


👉🏼 GCSE scoring will be as follows, 8 GCSEs are looked at [max 32 points]: 

  • 9 = 4 point

  • 8 = 3 point

  • 7 = 2 point

  • 6 = 1 point


The GCSEs looked at will include: English language, Maths, Double Science (2), and the best four other subjects


👉🏼 UCAT Scoring as follows (confirmed for 2024 entry)

  • 3,200 = 32 points

  • 3150 – 3199 = 31.5 points

  • 3100 – 3149 = 31 points

  • 3050 – 3099 = 30.5 points

  • 3000 – 3049 = 30 points

  • 2950 – 2999 = 29.5 points

  • 2900 – 2949 = 29 points

  • 2850 - 2899 = 28.5 points

  • 2800 - 2849 = 28 points

  • 2750 - 2799 = 27.5 points

  • 2700 – 2749 = 27 points

  • 2650 - 2699 = 26.5 points

  • 2600 – 2649 = 26 points

  • 2550 - 2599 = 25.5 points

  • 2500 - 2549 = 25 points

  • 2450 - 2499 = 24.5 points

  • 2400 - 2449 = 24 points

  • 2350 - 2399 = 23.5 points

  • 2300 - 2349 = 23 or 16* (depending on where bottom two deciles are


If you have achieved A-Levels (ie in a Gap Year Now)


**PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE ACHIEVED A-LEVELS - YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE INVITED TO INTERVIEW IF:**

  • UCAT Score: Top 2 Deciles

  • SJT Band 1-3

  • In your first gap year

  • Otherwise, your application will be scored using your GCSEs and UCAT score. Bonus points will be awarded for more than one A* at A level as follows: A*A*A = 1, A*A*A* = 2, with the academic score capped at 32. 

  • If you are in your second gap year, unless there has been for instance significant illness, or mandatory national service, we will expect you to have evidence of paid employment in a caring role

BMAT

No

GAMSAT

No

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Course Information

Graduate Entry

No

Intercalation

Optional

University of Leicester Medical School Intercalation Year: BSc With the approval of the BSc Intercalated Degree Committee, students registered for the Degrees of MBChB may intercalate one year of additional study leading to the BSc Degree in the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences & Psychology. The additional year of study should be taken after completion of the second or third year of the course for the MBChB.


Applications : Place

Application Statistics (Home)

Application Statistics (International)

13

31.6


Applications : Interview

1.9

3.9

International Student Tuition Fee

The international student fee per year is £23900 (Preclinical)
£41750 (Clinical)

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Work Experience at University of Leicester Medical School

Medical work experience is not essential but you should be able to demonstrate that you have undertaken some kind of work where you are able to communicate with the public.