Medical Schools


Medicine at University of Nottingham Medical School

Overview of University of Nottingham Medical School


The first two years are spent learning pre-clinical medicine. There is one GP placement per module, which allows early clinical experience. There is an enormous importance placed on PBL at Nottingham Medical School. This is taught every week, which differs from the more traditional teaching at other universities.


Nottingham Medicine Course Structure

Five-year undergraduate entry medicine (A100/A10L) at Nottingham University Medicine This route is for UK, EU and international applicants. You will first take an integrated three-year Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) degree and then progress to complete the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) course.

Nottingham University Medicine Entry Requirements


6 GCSEs at grade 7 (A) with grade 6 (B) in English language. - These GCSEs must include biology, chemistry and physics as either individual subjects, triple science or double science. They must also include maths. - They do not accept GCSE resits.

A Levels


Must include chemistry & biology Resits acceptable if completed if A-Levels completed in last twelve months, ABB, predicted to achieve AAA.


36 (6, 6, 6 at Higher Level including biology and chemistry, excluding core component) GCSEs as above (or equivalent) - They will consider resits of a maximum of 2 subjects as long as: - You have completed your IB in the last 12 months - You have achieved 34 total points overall - You have obtained 6,5,5 at Higher Level with a 6 in chemistry or biology – the other one being at level 5. - Students must be predicted and achieve 666 (including biology and chemistry)

Scottish Higher


Scottish Advanced



Nottingham Uni Medicine Admission Tests



How Does Nottingham Medical School Look At The UCAT?


Varying Nottingham UCAT cut off every year. 

SJT Band 4 = rejection






Course Information

Graduate Entry

Nottingham Graduate Medicine

It is a four-year fast-track course designed specifically for graduates of any discipline. The first 18 months are based at a purpose-built medical school on the Royal Derby Hospital’s site. Students then join the Clinical Years of the five-year course.



Nottingham does not offer intercalating as part of this course (where a student takes a year out of their medical studies to complete a second degree) as the BMedSci is integrated into the course structure. As a result, all students will complete a BMedSci egree as part of their course here.


Work Experience for Nottingham Medical School

You should have ongoing voluntary work experience in a care related setting in your 'home' country or to have ongoing volunteering experience helping disadvantaged groups or paid employment in a job working with the general public. You are also expected to have spoken to a doctor or doctors to ensure that you are making an informed choice about a career in medicine. The Medical School want you to have gained an understanding of: The realities of working in a caring profession and the skills and attitudes that are needed to be a good doctor.


University of Nottingham Medical School Personal Statement

The personal statement will be used in conjunction with your grade to offer you an interview. The Medical School will look for explicit determination, motivation and passion for medicine, as well as an understanding of the difficulties and challenges of a career in medicine.


Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?



This route is for UK students who meet our widening access criteria and have not been to university previously. You will begin with a foundation year and then join students on the five-year course.


  • A Level: BBC

  • IB: 28 (5,5,5 at Higher Level)

Application Criteria:

This course is only open to students who are living in the UK and have UK home status, indefinite leave to remain or refugee status (with a letter from the home office as evidence) at the time you make your application.

You must also meet the following criteria:

You cannot apply to both the five year Medicine course and the Medicine with a Foundation Year course. If you meet the entry requirements for the five-year Medicine course, you must only apply for the five-year Medicine course. If you achieve ABB at A Level, choose to resit one or both of your B grades and then achieve all standard or contextual entry requirements for the five-year Medicine course, you must only apply for the five-year Medicine course.


Nottingham Medicine Interview


- Number of stations: 8 stations 

- Length of each station: 5 minutes


December to March


University of Nottingham Interview Questions / Topics

  • General/Personal Statement Station

  • Motivation and Insight into Medicine

  • Why do you want to be a doctor?

  • NHS - Ethical Scenarios

  • Role Play Scenarios


Contact Details

Medical Course Office
The University of Nottingham
Queen's Medical Centre

Tel:  0115 823 0000


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