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MB ChB Medicine (4.5-year degree)

School of UG Medicine
  • Please see the entry requirements tab below
  • Jan 2025
  • Full-time
  • 4.5 Years
  • Undergraduate
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Buckingham
  • 71A8
  • In the case of applicants offering UK A-levels, they should have (or be likely to obtain before the medical course begins) a minimum of grades ABB, including Chemistry or Biology.

    They should demonstrate competence in English language, either in the case of a native English speaker by attainment of at least Grade 4 in English at GCSE (or equivalent), or in the case of non-native English speakers by attainment of at least 7.0 overall and a minimum of 6.5 in each component of IELTS.

    They should demonstrate competence in Maths by attainment of at least Grade 4 in Maths GCSE (or equivalent).

    In the specific case of the International Baccalaureate, they should be expected to achieve or to have achieved a total score of at least 34 points with Higher Level 6 in Chemistry & Biology. Please note that the overall point score does not include theory of knowledge or extended essay.

    For applicants offering a degree – they should have a Bachelor degree in a subject cognate to Medicine, and have or be predicted a minimum classification of 2.1.

    Please note that we do not accept BTECs as this qualification is not sufficient.

    For country-specific requirements, please see our Entry Requirements Document.

    English language requirements

    Medical students whose native language is not English must hold an IELTS UKVI or IELTS Academic certificate with a minimum overall score of 7 and no less than 6.5 in each component (IELTS General Training is not suitable for this level). Alternatively, they can provide a Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Certificate of an overall average score of 185, with a minimum of 176 in each paper.

    Students whose native language is not English will be exempt from providing an English Test Certificate only if they have successfully completed a UK Bachelor degree, or are a national of one of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and USA.

    Student Contract for prospective students

    When you are offered a place at the University you will be notified of the student contract between the University and students on our courses of study. When you accept an offer of a place on the course at the University a legal contract is formed between you and the University on the basis of the student contract in your offer letter. Your offer letter and the student contract contain important information which you should read carefully before accepting an offer.

    Read the MB ChB Student Contract.

    Admissions process

    The selection processes operate in three stages. The first stage is Academic Selection and the second stage is a digital Multiple Mini Assessment and the third is an Objective Structured Selection Examination, the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).

    Stage One: Academic Selection

    This first stage involves judgements on the basis of the written application, primarily related to academic achievement as an indicator of intellectual suitability for a medical course and the practice of medicine. Applicants may offer a variety of qualifications, but the overriding principle is that achievement should be at the highest level, and comparable to entrants to other medical schools in the United Kingdom. It is not intended that ability to pay the fees for the course should compensate for academic achievement that is less than usual for entry to a medical course in the UK.

    Stage Two: Multiple Mini Assessment

    The second stage of selection applies only to those who meet the academic threshold and is intended to judge personal attributes relating to suitability for practice as a doctor. It is a computer-based test, made up of a series of tasks intended to test applicants’ analysis, interpretation and judgement abilities related to ‘Good Medical Practice‘, published by the UK General Medical Council.

    Applicants who are satisfactory at this point will be able to progress to the third and final stage of the MMI application process.  Exceptionally high performing applicants may receive an offer at this stage in the process.

    Stage Three: Objective Structured Selection Examination

    The third stage of selection is intended to judge personal attributes relating to suitability for practice as a doctor. It consists of an Objective, Structured Selection Examination (OSSE), made up of a series of tasks intended to test abilities related to ‘Good Medical Practice‘, published by the UK General Medical Council.

    To learn more, view our Preparing for Medicine Selection events webinar.

    Selection Days

    DateMMAs and MMIs for January 2025 entry
    9 May 2024Stage 2 MMA3
    14 May 2024Stage 3 MMI2
    12 June 2024Stage 3 MMI3

    Please note: Eligible applicants will be invited to the next available interview. More dates are set to be shared throughout the year.

    Campus Allocation

    Phase II Placement Allocation Policy

    Please note the application deadline for January 2025 entry is 30 September 2024.