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

- AAA: must include biology (or human biology) and chemistry.

Please note they do not usually accept A levels which have taken three years to complete.
Nottingham Medical School Entry Requirements will consider resits for no more than two A levels as long as:
- you have completed your A levels in the last 12 months
- you have already obtained at least ABB with at least one A in biology/human biology or chemistry
- you are predicted and must achieve AAA after taking your resits


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



Any applicants who achieve Band 4 on the SJT will not be accepted.






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.

Foundation Year / Gateway 

University of Nottingham Medicine with Foundation Year
- Six-year undergraduate entry medicine (A108/A18L)
- 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.
- A108 (Nottingham/Derby)
- A18L (Lincoln)


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.


Nottingham Medicine Interview


- Interview Type: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs)
- 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?
- Ethical Scenarios
- Role Play Scenarios


Contact Details

- Address: School of Medicine, Medical School, Nottingham, NG7 2UH
- Telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5151

Schools We Have Worked With

School UCAT
School UCAT Tutor
ucat test practice UK
Practice UCAT Test Questions
Practice UCAT Test
Practice UCAT School Test Questions
ucat test practice
School UCAT
School UCAT Tutor
ucat test practice UK
Practice UCAT Test Questions
Practice UCAT Test
Practice UCAT School Test Questions
ucat test practice



Nottingham University

"Doing 1-1 medicine interview practice with Akash provided me with the content, structure and confidence to succeed at my interview. Breaking up what I needed to do with helpful pointers to direct my practice proved invaluable when it came to medical interviews. I would recommend him to anybody wanting to secure their place at Medical School"

Suraj, London

UCAT (UKCAT) - 797

BMAT - 7.2, 7.8, 5A

"My best advice is to get in contact with The UKCAT People (Akash & Sonal in particular) as soon as possible. Without your help I wouldn't have gained medicine offers from King's, Birmingham, Manchester and Sheffield for Dentistry! They went over and beyond!"

Benjamin, London

UCL Medical School

"Akash went through my medicine personal statement in immense detail, offering suggestions that none of my teachers had even thought of. He knew exactly what was needed to enhance my personal statement, and went through the tips logically."

Shirley, Dublin

Cambridge University

"I travelled from Dublin to London for the UKCAT course run by Sonal from The UKCAT People, and it was definitely worthwhile! I'm now looking to continue with some UKCAT Skype lessons closer to my exam."

The UKCAT People

We will support you throughout your applications during the 2021-2022 cycle. 


Phone: 0203 488 5468

Post: Flat 2, Lafone Street SE1 1LT

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon

Message Us