Medicine and Surgery MBChB

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Entry Requirements

Please note that individuals applying to our Medicine programmes must consult our full guidelines.

Please note: Graduates applying to the A100 programme are subject to different entry criteria. You are currently required to have taken GAMSAT. For further details please see www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses

Compliance with GMC Guidance: Achieving Good Medical Practice

In the interests of public safety, and your own best interests, information pertinent to your educational achievements and to your fitness to practise may be shared by Liverpool Medical School with training providers, employers and regulatory organisations. In the event of termination of studies, student details are shared with regulatory bodies and other medical schools via the MSC Excluded Students Database. Any offer for the medical programme will be conditional on applicants having disclosed any previous fitness to practise findings against them.

A level requirementsAAA, to include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Mathematics and a third academic subject.

Alternatively A*AB also accepted but the A* A grades must include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Maths; and a B grade required in the third academic subject.

Please note 2020 calculated grades are considered to be equivalent to A-level grades
(this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.

General Studies is not considered for this course.

Subject requirements9 GCSEs attained by the end of Year 11 which must include English Language, Mathematic, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (or Core & Additional Science) at minimum grade B/6.
A minimum score of 15 points from the best 9 GCSEs or equivalents (where A*/A/7/8/9 = 2 points; B/6 = 1 points). BTEC (Non-Science) Level 2 and OCR awards (Distinction*/Distinction = 2 points) BTEC (Non-Science) Level 2 and OCR awards (Merit = 1 point).

Two points is the maximum score awarded in each subject area (e.g. only one of Maths and Further Maths).

No more than two Level 2 BTEC qualifications or OCR awards will be considered as part of the 9 GCSEs/equivalents. These cannot be used as replacements for English Language, Maths and Science subjects. I.e. a minimum of 7 full GCSEs required.

A levels in three subjects taken at one sitting, usually after 2 years of study: at a minimum of AAA Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Mathematics and a third academic subject.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended DiplomaNot acceptable in lieu of A levels.
International Baccalaureate36 points overall (at first sitting): Higher level (HL) a minimum of 6,6,6 to include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Mathematics and a third academic subject. 5,5,5 at standard level (subjects not offered at HL)

Alternatively, 36 points overall (at first sitting): Higher level (HL) a minimum of 7,6,5 but the 7 and 6 grades must include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Mathematics in any order and 5 in a third academic subject. 5,5,5 at standard level (subjects not offered at HL)
European Baccalaureate83% average with no less than 83% in Chemistry and 83% in either Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
Irish Leaving CertificateSix Higher Level subjects must be offered at a single sitting. Grades of H1 in two subjects to include Chemistry and either Biology, Maths or Physics. Grades of H2 in four further academic subjects. Subjects offered must include English Language, Biology, Maths or Physics if these subjects are not offered at GCSE equivalent (at a minimum of grade B/6).
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherMinimum of SCQF level National 5 (Intermediate 2) in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Language, Mathematics, and at least two others attained by the end of S4.

Highers (SCQF level 6) in five subjects taken at one sitting after 1 year of study: comprising Chemistry and one of either Biology, Physics and Maths; minimum of AAAAB.

Advanced Highers (SCQF level 7) in Chemistry and one of either Biology, Physics and Maths at grades AA.
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedThe Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate is accepted in lieu of a third academic subject.
Cambridge Pre-U DiplomaD3, D3, M1 acceptable in principal subjects with D3 in both Biology and Chemistry. M2 usually acceptable for Global Perspectives and Independent Research report. Up to two A levels at A grade may be substituted for Principal Subjects.
AQA BaccalaureateA (Chemistry); A (Biology); A (third A level).
AccessSpecified Access to Medicine courses acceptable (see our Admissions page for more information).
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Work Experience Requirements

If applying to our medical school you are advised, as a minimum, to read the ‘statement on the core values and attributes needed to study medicine’ and ‘work experience guidelines for applicants to medicine’. In response to COVID-19 ‘Guidance on gaining relevant work experience to study medicine during the pandemic’ has been created.

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Duty Of Care Requirements

Applicants to programmes in the School of Medicine should be aware that the professional body governing the practice of medicine (The General Medical Council) has specific requirements relating to the protection of both staff and patients. Students will be required to undertake an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check, undergo an occupational health check and be tested for and/or immunised against a range of infectious diseases prior to patient contact. See the General Medical Council website and the archived Department of Health guidance document.

Alternative entry requirements