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Medicine at University of Liverpool Medical School & Interview Questions 2024

Overview of Liverpool Medical School

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Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool is the original ‘red brick’ university. The University of Liverpool Medicine programme is committed to producing superb doctors. Liverpool graduates will be ready to deliver outstanding patient care, in both current and future healthcare systems, and be able to apply a compassionate, evidence-based and patient-centred approach to their clinical practice.

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Liverpool University Medicine Course Structure

The Liverpool MBChB programme is committed to producing superb doctors. Graduates will be ready to deliver outstanding patient care, in both current and future healthcare systems, and be able to apply a compassionate, evidence-based and patient-centred approach to their clinical practice. 

  • Year 1: Core clinical science: the structure and function of the human body under ‘normal’ conditions

  • Year 2: Pathology and disease: ‘abnormality and illness’ and the interaction with the environment

  • Year 3: Becoming a Practitioner: Core clinical practice

  • Year 4: Broadening expertise: Specialist and challenging clinical practice

  • Year 5: Preparing for Practice: Emergency and acute clinical medicine

Liverpool Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE

A minimum of Grade 6 in English Language, Mathematic, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (or Core & Additional Science). Minimum of 15 points from the best 9 GCSEs, where A*/9/8 = 3 points; A/7 = 2 points; B/6 = 1 points.

A Levels

AAA. 


Must include chemistry & biology/physics/maths A*AB accepted but the A* A grades must include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Maths

IB

36 points to include 3 subjects at higher level; at least 6 and 6 in Biology and Chemistry and at least 6 in one other subject plus 3 further subjects at standard level, minimum of 5 points each 36 points overall (at first sitting): Higher level (HL) a minimum of 6,6,6 to include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Mathematics and a third academic subject. 5,5,5 at standard level (subjects not offered at HL)

Scottish Higher

AAAAB-AAAAA plus Biology (A) and Chemistry (A) at Advanced Higher

Scottish Advanced

AAAAB-AAAAA plus Biology (A) and Chemistry (A) at Advanced Higher

Degree (Graduates)

Graduate: 2:1 honours degree or higher in a Biological, Biomedical or Health Science subject.

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University of Liverpool School of Medicine Admission Tests

UCAT

Yes

How Does Liverpool Medical School Look At The UCAT?

 

Liverpool UCAT Cut Off 2023 for 2024 Entry


The selection process is in stages (note this changed fairly last minute for 2023 entry, where previously GCSEs were used more heavily - so be careful):

  • Stage 1: Applications are ranked based on the results of the relevant admissions tests. UCAT or GAMSAT 

  • Stage 2: Those with the most competitive admissions test scores are assessed to determine which meet/exceed minimum academic criteria  

  • Stage 1 & 2 repeated until all interviews are allocated


SJT Band 4 = rejection. 

Predicted Grades not used at all in selection (2022 entry)


Liverpool mention what 'competitive UCAT scores were':

  • A competitive score in the 2018-19 admissions cycle was 2420; the score in 2019-20 was 2400, for 2022 entry was 2620 and for 2023 entry: 2660.


🏆 Stage 2: Academic Criteria (15+ points needed)


A minimum score of 15 points from the best 9 GCSEs or equivalents. Points awarded as in the table below: 

  • A*/A/7/8/9 = 2 points 

  • B/6 = 1 point 


👉🏼 LOWEST UCAT Score INVITED TO INTERVIEW at Liverpool (ie Liverpool UCAT Cut Off):

  • 2023 Entry: 2660

  • 2022 entry: 2620

  • 2021 entry: NA

  • 2020 entry: 2230

  • 2019 entry: 2400


👉🏼 AVERAGE UCAT Score INVITED TO INTERVIEW at Liverpool:

  • 2023 entry: 2793 (Home), 2859 (International)

  • 2022 entry: 2738 (Home), 2740 (International)

  • 2021 entry: NA (Home), 2654 (International)

  • 2020 entry: 2682 (Home), 2673 (International)

  • 2019 entry: 2632


👉🏼 LOWEST UCAT score GIVEN AN OFFER at Liverpool:

  • 2022 entry: 2280

  • 2021 entry: NA

  • 2020 entry: 2230


👉🏼 AVERAGE UCAT Score GIVEN AN OFFER at Liverpool Medical School:

  • 2023 entry: 2797

  • 2022 entry: 2740

  • 2021 entry: NA

  • 2020 entry: 2630


Liverpool A100 Medicine Admission Statistics

  • 2023 Entry: 2918 Applications, 583 Offers

  • 2022 Entry: 3785 Applications, 423 Offers

  • 2021 Entry: 3265 Applications, 596 Offers

  • 2020 Entry: 2397 Applications, 923 Offers

  • 2019 Entry: 2787 Applications, 1060 Offers


👉🏼 Latest UCAT Cut Off Scores Per Medical School (Updated for 2024 Entry)

👉🏼 Where to apply with a low UCAT score in 2024 (2025 Entry)
 

BMAT

No

GAMSAT

Required for Graduate applicants:
The minimum GAMSAT score will be agreed annually and, if necessary, on a competitive basis. The overall GAMSAT score is dependent on the number of A101 applicants who meet/exceed the minimum academic criteria, their performance in the admissions test, and on the number of available A101 interview slots.

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Course Information

Graduate Entry

Liverpool Graduate Medicine:
The Medicine and Surgery MBChB (Graduate Entry) is a 4 year course aimed at students with, or are expecting to achieve, a 2:1 honours degree or higher in a Biological, Biomedical or Health Science subject.

Intercalation

Optional

As you have been studying medicine at an advanced level for at least three years, if you opt for an undergraduate course for your intercalation year, you are qualified to dive straight into the final year of your chosen programme.


Applications : Place

Application Statistics (Home)

Application Statistics (International)

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Applications : Interview

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International Student Tuition Fee

The international student fee per year is £42700

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Work Experience for Liverpool School of Medicine

No formal work experience is specified but applicants will need to address our non-academic criteria and include the demonstration of healthcare career awareness/insight, a caring contribution to the community, a critical, coherent and informative approach to communication and the values that embody and underpin good healthcare practice.

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Personal Statement for University of Liverpool Medical School

Not used in the selection process, but used to determine evidence of interest, commitment and motivation to study medicine, along with highlighting a crucial understanding of the expectations and realities of studying, and working, the medical world.

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Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?

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Description

This is a pathway towards the full Liverpool medicine course, for UK and EU students only. Please note that this programme is not designed for A-Level students or School Leavers - it is mainly for those who have taken a break from studies. However, consideration may be given to candidates who studied some time ago.