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.
- 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)
Nottingham Uni Medicine Admission Tests
Any applicants who achieve Band 4 on the SJT will not be accepted.
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
- Address: School of Medicine, Medical School, Nottingham, NG7 2UH
- Telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5151