UCL (University College London)
Overview of UCL Medical School
University College London Medical School has a total intake of 350 students per year. It consistently ranks in the top 3 in league tables, and its central London location is a draw for many prospective students.
Teaching takes place at hospitals, including: University College Hospital (Bloomsbury campus), The Royal Free Hospital (Hampstead), and the Whittington Hospital (Archway).
6 year Traditional course with integrated BSc in the third year.
UCL Medicine Course Structure
UCL Medicine Course involves:
The modules in each year are themed and focus on:
- Year 1: Fundamentals of Clinical Science 1
- Year 2: Fundamentals of Clinical Science 2
- Year 3: Integrated BSc
- Year 4: Integrated Clinical Care
- Year 5: The Life Cycle and Specialist Practice
- Year 6: Preparation for Practice
Students who are already UK graduates are exempt from the integrated BSc and will move directly from year two to year four.
UCL Medicine Entry Requirements
English Language and Mathematics at grade B or 6. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required.
English Language and Mathematics at grade B or 6. For UK-based students, the UCL Entry Requirements are a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at:
Subjects: Biology and Chemistry required.
Subjects: A total of 19 points in three higher level subjects including Biology and Chemistry, each with minimum score 6. No score below 5.
Admission Tests UCL Entry Requirements
BMAT will be used to assess scientific aptitude and will focus on scientific abilities relevant to the study of medicine. The BMAT scores are used, along with other information in the UCAS application, to help us select candidates for interview.
Average BMAT scores for UCL applicants in the 2019/20 cycle
Section 1: 4.3
Section 2: 4.1
Section 3: 2.9A
No cut-off score. Since the scores alone do not determine the outcome of an application, this is for guidance only.
UCL Medicine Graduate Entry: nil. Graduates must apply for the undergraduate program but are exempt from the intercalated year.
UCL Medical School Scientific Method in Depth (integrated BSc)
A wide range of integrated BSc degree programmes are available, for example: Cardiovascular Science; Global Health; Mathematics, Computers and Medicine; Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering; Neuroscience; Oncology; Paediatrics and Child Health; Pharmacology; Physiology; Primary Healthcare; Surgical Sciences and Women's Health.
Foundation Year / Gateway
Work Experience for Medicine UCL
Work experience (both personal and through work experience or volunteering) is desired, particularly if it has involved contact with the healthcare profession or laboratory work, or if the candidate has been involved with the sick, disabled, very young or elderly, and, importantly, is able to reflect on their experiences.
Personal Statement for UCL Medical School
All personal statements are read carefully by several people, the criteria below being considered, and an overall ‘priority’ score is assigned to each.
Demonstration of motivation to study Medicine and an appropriate attitude.
Other interests, for example music, travel, sports, or any activities that are considered to broaden the general education of the candidate.
Evidence of teamwork, leadership and communication skills.
The referee’s assessment of academic ability, study skills, motivation for medicine and personal qualities.
University College London Medicine Interview
- Panel interview
- Number of interviewers: 3
UCL Medicine Interview Dates: December to March
UCL Medicine Interview Questions / Topics:
- Academic curiosity and interest in healthcare
- Motivation for and understanding of a career in medicine (including robustness for the course)
- Problem solving and reasoning ability
- Professional attitudes and values (factors such as flexibility, integrity, empathy, honesty, - conscientiousness and compassion)
- Team work, leadership, resilience and individual strengths
- Communication skills (including verbal ability, listening skills, eye contact)
Address: UCL Medical School, 74 Huntley Street, London, WC1E 6BT