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.

Medicine and Surgery MBChB A100 is a 5 year course.  Term usually begins in late September. Please see our admissions requirements and further notes below.

Medicine and Surgery MBChB A101 (Graduate Entry) is a 4 year course aimed at students with, or are expecting to achieve, a 2:1 honours degree or higher in a Biological, Biomedical or Health Science subject. Term usually starts in mid-August. Please see our admissions requirements and further notes below.

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 2021

Accepted applicants to the A100 medicine programme must be 18 years old by the 1st October in the year of entry to the programme.

Up to 7.5 % of our student intake can be international students and from 2021 entry applicants from the European Union will considered as part of the international numbers.

We will hold an E2021 place for CF/CI offer holders who failed to meet the conditions of their offer following the release of teacher assessed grades/appeal outcome if you confirm in writing to that you intend to re-apply to us. There will be no need to retake UCAT or undergo another interview. However you will be expected to take your examinations at the first opportunity which for the majority of applicants will be the autumn series. If choosing to take your examinations in the summer your offer conditions might be higher than before as a result of this.

Applicants who declined our offer, or who are applying to us for the first time, will be considered as part of a competitive process within the complete applicant pool. Please see our Liverpool Departmental Supplement Entry 2021 VSept 20 for further information.

For 2021 entry, applicants to the A100 and A101 (including OMFS route) programmes will not have their personal statements or academic references assessed as part of the decision to invite them to interview. Information that you have included within your personal statement may be discussed at interview. Details can be found in our Liverpool Departmental Supplement Entry 2021 VSept 20

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

Frequently Asked Questions:

Frequently Asked Questions Admissions Information Entry 2021

Frequently Asked Questions Course Opportunities and Curriculum Information E2021

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/A101 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 2021 VSept 20

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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