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.
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.
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 Student Contract.
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.
The Selections Days for January 2024 Entry are:
|21 February||Stage 2 MMI|
|5 April||Stage 3 MMI|
|27 April||Stage 2 MMI|
|9 May||Stage 3 MMI|
Throughout your first two years as a University of Buckingham Medical School student, you will be based at your allocated campus, Buckingham or Crewe. From Year 3 of the Medicine programme onwards, you will be mainly off-site at your placement locations. Campuses are allocated to students by a random ballot unless there are mitigating circumstances.
In the interests of maintaining a balanced number of students at each campus, it may be necessary occasionally to alter the allocated campus when the A-level results are published. In the event of this being necessary, volunteers will be sought in the first instance and any imposed change of campus shall be the last resort.
Phase 1 Placement Allocation Policy
January 2023 entry applications: Now CLOSED
January 2024 entry applications: Open from 1st October 2022