Medical Schools


Medicine at University of Manchester Medical School

Overview of The University of Manchester Medical School


The University of Manchester is one of the largest single-site universities in the UK, with 40,000 students from almost every country in the world. With world-leading research and social responsibility at its heart, Manchester is a place to innovate, to lead and to make a difference. The University of Manchester formed from the merger of Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST in 2004, which created the largest single-site university in the UK.


Course Structure of Manchester Medicine

The Manchester Medical School Curriculum is as follows: 

Year 1 and Year 2 

During Years 1 and 2, you will be mostly based on The University of Manchester's Oxford Road campus, with visits to centres of excellence for clinical medicine, community settings and teaching hospitals across the north north-west. 

Year 3 

From the beginning of Year 3 until the end of your final year, you will learn primarily though clinical placements organised around our Health Education Zones that comprise four base hospitals and their associated teaching hospitals and community placements. 

Year 4 

Year 4 will broaden your clinical learning across the medical specialties, offering immersion in new clinical placements with supervision and teaching by specialty experts. 

Year 5 

The final year of the course will prepare you for your final university exams, national assessments such as the Prescribing Safety Assessment and, for your role as a foundation year doctor in the NHS, the year is your preparation for practice.

Manchester University Medicine Entry Requirements


Seven GCSEs at grade A (7) or A* (8+). English Language, Mathematics and at least two science subjects are required at GCSE minimum grade B (6). If Dual Award Science or Core and Additional Science are offered, the minimum required is BB (66).

A Levels


Must include chemistry or biology


37 points are required overall (to include core points) with at least 766 at higher level. If Maths and English Language are not offered as part of the Diploma, they should be offered at GCSE or IGCSE at grade B (6) or above. University of Manchester Medical School Requirements for major subjects must include Chemistry or Biology, plus another science (one from Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology or Mathematics) and one further subject at higher Level. We accept both Maths options as part of the Diploma.

Scottish Higher


Scottish Advanced



Admission Tests for Medical School Manchester



How Does Manchester Medical School Look At The UCAT?

Manchester University Medicine UCAT: Required UCAT scores in top third nationally (top 4 deciles) and SJT Band 1 or 2 will be invited to interview. SJT Band 3 can apply (but 1 & 2 are prioritised). SJT Band 4 = rejection.






Course Information

Graduate Entry




Yes You can apply to take an intercalated degree after the second, third or fourth year of your course, but the majority of students intercalate after years three or four.


Work Experience at Faculty of Medicine University of Manchester

Manchester require applicants to undertake some relevant work experience prior to application in order that they can gain some insight into what the role of a doctor involves. They are not looking for a particular number of hours doing a specific type of work experience. Shadowing doctors in a hospital/GP setting is not essential or considered to be a substitute for hands-on caring work experience. Applicants should be aware that the university may request confirmation of their work experience.


Personal Statement for Manchester Medical School

Manchester medical school no longer use the Medicine personal statement in the application process for most candidates. Instead, they ask applicants to complete a non-academic information form which applicants send directly to Manchester medical school after they have submitted their UCAS form.


Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?



Foundation Year at University of Manchester Medical School The Manchester University Foundation Year Medicine course enables students without the appropriate science qualifications to prepare for their medical degree


  • A-level: AAA (including specific subjects)

  • Contextual A-level offer: AAB (including specific subjects)

  • International Baccalaureate: 36 points are required overall to include core points with at least 666 at higher level.

Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.

Find out more about contextual admissions.


University of Manchester Interview


- ‘Non-Academic Information Form’ must be completed in advance. 

- 1000 candidates invited to interview 

- Stations: 7 with a 2 minute gap in between


Manchester Medicine Interview Dates: December to February


Manchester University Medicine Interview Questions / Topics: 

The Non-Academic Information Form and the Interview will ask for further information and detail in regards to the following areas: 

  • Experience in a caring role

  • Hobbies and interests

  • Team working

  • Motivation for medicine

  • Ability to communicate

  • Why do you want to be a doctor?

  • Previous caring experience

  • Matters of a medical interest

  • Ethical and other issues


Contact Details

The Admissions Co-ordinator
Manchester Medical School
The University of Manchester
Stopford Building
Oxford Road
M13 9PT

Tel:  0161 275 5025/5774/7556