Overview of Newcastle Medical School

Newcastle University is a prestigious world-leading university, dedicated to leading the way in innovation, creativity, and excellence. It seeks to find solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges, to pioneer new ways of thinking, and to provide students with the high-quality learning experience they need to start changing the world. Its campus is at the heart of a lively and cosmopolitan student city, famous for its arts and culture, sport, shopping and nightlife.


Newcastle Medicine Course Structure

The Newcastle University Medicine programme uses a modern and innovative integrated case-led teaching approach, and you'll be taught in a vibrant learning environment. Medicine at Newcastle University provide case-led teaching, which means using clinical cases to help you make the links between your new knowledge and clinical practice.

Years 1 and 2
In Years 1 and 2 you'll study key subject areas including medical sciences, clinical skills, ethics and professionalism. You'll cover a series of twenty-four clinical cases to put your learning into context and provide you with the essentials of medical practice.

Years 3 to 5
In years 3 to 5 you'll gain clinical experience through placements in Newcastle’s clinical base units across the region. You'll undergo a series of rotations, clerkships, assistantships and placements that cover all relevant areas of medicine and surgery.

Newcastle Medical School Entry Requirements


Once the academic criteria for A Levels have been met, academic achievement is not considered further in subsequent parts of the application process eg additional A Levels or A* results or additional GCSE results are not considered.

A Levels

AAA excluding General Studies, Use of Mathematics, World Development, Communication and Culture and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element.

Newcastle university medicine entry requirements recognises that sometimes circumstances mean that students underperform. As a result, we allow a subject to be repeated once. If a subject is being undertaken for a second time after further study the expectation is of a higher level of performance, the grade requirement from the University will also increase by a grade eg A to A*.


A minimum of 38 points including minimum of grade 5 in all subjects.

Scottish Higher

- AAAAA at Higher Grade
- Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

Scottish Advanced

AA at Advanced Higher Grade.


Newcastle Medical School Admission Tests


Newcastle University UKCAT (UCAT): Required

The UCAT threshold may differ in each admissions cycle as it is dependent on the scores achieved by those applicants who apply to the Medical School in the current cycle. Invitation to interview will be based on the ranking of applicants’ UCAT scores.

Candidates with a UCAT Situational Judgement Test Band of 4 (the lowest band) will not be considered






Course Information

Graduate Entry

Newcastle Graduate Medicine / accelerated program
- Length: 4 Years
- Type: Full Time
- The accelerated medicine and surgery programme enables you to complete the syllabus of years 1 and 2 of our five-year programme in one extended academic year (45 weeks).
- This course will prepare you to work as a doctor anywhere in the world, in both the clinical and academic arena.


Yes - offered.

Foundation Year / Gateway 



Work Experience at Newcastle Medical School

At Newcastle, emphasis is on applicants being able to show a commitment to caring. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, for example.

- volunteering in an elderly care home
- volunteering in a hospice
- volunteering in a nursery
- helping someone less fortunate


Personal Statement for Newcastle Medicine

Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application.

Newcastle are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a medicine degree programme and career.

Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team, your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability.


University of Newcastle Medicine Interview


University of Newcastle Medical School Interview Type:
Multiple Mini Interviews
Length: Approx 1 hour


Newcastle University Medicine Interview Dates: December to February


- Integrity (honesty and probity)
- Communication
- Empathy and Self – awareness
- Motivation and commitment to being a doctor
- Compatibility with the Medicine programme
- Organisation
- Persistence and resilience


Contact Details

- Address: School of Medical Education, The Faculty of Medical Sciences, Cookson Building, Newcastle University, NE2 4HH
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7005
- Email:

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