Admissions information

We are committed to providing our student doctors with the essential knowledge, skills and values required for a confident and successful medical career.

Information for Applicants who following award of Teacher Assessed Grades in 2021 plan to undertake ‘first-sit’ examinations in the 2021 Autumn Exam Series or in the summer of 2022

Applicants who held a conditional firm offer for Liverpool’s A100 medicine programme for entry in 2021 are invited to re-apply to the programme if they are intending to take their examinations at the first available opportunity. For the majority of applicants this will mean taking examinations via the Autumn Examination Series. These applicants must confirm their intentions in writing to: mbchbapp@liverpool.ac.uk by the 30th September 2021, and must place a new UCAS application by the 15th October 2021 for entry in 2022. Applicants applying under these specific circumstances will have their previous offer re-issued and will not be expected to re-take UCAT or be re-interviewed. Re-issued offers will specify the examination series in which grades must be achieved.

All other applicants intending to take ‘first-sit’ examinations in the 2021 Autumn Exam Series, or in the summer of 2022, following the receipt of Teacher Assessed grades, will be expected to retake UCAT. No offers for the programme will be made without interview for the E2022 admissions cycle and offers will only be issued to the most competitive applicants. If examinations have not been taken at the first available opportunity any offer made is likely to be higher than our typical published offer. For details of application processing please see our Departmental Supplement to the Admissions Policy.

Students who held a conditional firm offer with us and did not meet the terms of our offer, but who then successfully appeal their results and then met the terms of our original offer, will be offered a deferred place for 2022 entry.

 

Medicine and Surgery MBChB A100 is a 5 year course. Term usually starts in late September and accepted applicants must be 18 years old by the 1st October in the year of entry to the programme.

Successful applicants to the School of Medicine come from a wide range of backgrounds, but all demonstrate the potential for a thoughtful, caring and compassionate approach to medical practice, and for the motivation and academic excellence to benefit from, and contribute to, the School. The School supports a number of initiatives aimed at widening participation to our programmes including Merseyside Young Medics and Destination Medicine.  Further details can be found here.

The Medical Schools Council has published a number of resources to support applications to medical school. These can be accessed here. The Admissions team advises applicants, at a minimum, to read the statement on the core values and attributes needed to study medicine and the guidance on gaining relevant work experience to study medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important Information for Entry 2022

  • Medicine and Surgery MBChB A101 for graduate entry medicine has been withdrawn for 2022 entry. Our A100 programme will continue to accept applications from graduates, including dentists who wish to pursue a career in maxillofacial surgery. For applicants interested in applying specifically to a graduate entry medicine programme you will find a list of courses for graduates listed in ‘Entry requirements for UK medical schools’ 
  • Applicants intending to apply as graduate applicants to our A100 programme are advised that information relevant to funding your study can be found here
  • Applicants are advised to read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Please note that as we are aware that the study of ALL Year 12 students has been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not require applicants to submit an online form for this reason. 

For 2022 entry applicants to the A100 programme (including OMFS route) will not routinely have their personal statements or academic references assessed as part of the decision to invite them to interview. The information relevant to a personal statement is likely to be considered as part of the interview process. Details can be found on our web-page in our Departmental Supplement to the Admissions Policy.

Applicants are invited to consider if they need to provide additional information via our School of Medicine: Applicant on-line form. Please consult our Departmental Supplement. Note that the majority of applicants are expected to have been affected by the COVID pandemic and this cannot be submitted as extenuating circumstances. Applicants taking their first opportunity to sit examinations following the award of Teachers Assessed Grades (usually via the Autumn Exam Series) are unlikely to be considered as resit applicants unless they have had three years of study between GCSE award and A-level examinations. Advice can be obtained via mbchb@liverpool.ac.uk

  • Form A: completed by resitting applicants/subject change applicants/those offering extenuating circumstances in relation to their applications and applicants who cannot offer 9 GCSEs. EU/international applicants who cannot offer GCSEs should upload year 10 and/or 11 school transcripts to support their application.
  • Form B: completed by dentists who wish to apply to year 3 of the A100 programme.

Please note that applicants should also submit their applications via UCAS by the 15th October 2021 and all applicant on-line forms must be received by October the 25th October 2021 at 8.30am.

Further details on our process can be found in our Liverpool Departmental Supplement.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Frequently Asked Questions Admissions Information Entry 2022

Course Opportunities and Curriculum Frequently Asked Questions Entry 2022

 

Admissions Tests

All non-graduate applicants applying to the A100 programme are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT).

Graduate applicants applying to A100 will need to sit the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT).  

Details of how these tests are used can be found within our Liverpool Departmental supplement Entry 2022.

Applicants must also meet the General Medical Council requirements for student doctors and demonstrate that they have completed work experience in a healthcare setting.

 

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Further Notes for Applicants for Entry 2022

Further notes for Applicants for Entry 2022

 

Interviews

The University of Liverpool’s School of Medicine admissions process is fully in line with the General Medical Council’s Selecting for Excellence Report and Values Based Recruitment. Therefore no candidate will be made an offer without interview. It is expected that for E2022 on-line interviews will be offered but the content and format of these interviews have not yet been finalised. We will post an update prior to the start of the Admissions cycle in September 2021,

If you have any further queries please contact: mbchb@liverpool.ac.uk