medical schools council

Entry requirements

Select a course type above then use the filters below to learn about the courses. This information is provided directly by the medical schools but can change. Always confirm the information on medical schools’ websites.

A PDF version of this information can be downloaded here: Entry requirements for UK medical schools: 2023 entry.


University of Manchester Medical School

MBChB Medicine (A104)

6 years including Foundation Year

Last updated: June 2021

Degree (graduate applicants)

A minimum of an upper second (2:1) honours degree and should have achieved a minimum of BBB at A-level (32 in IB) in your first sitting.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

AAA at A level in either three arts/humanities subjects or two arts/humanities subjects and one science subject.

Four Highers at grades AAAA by the end of Secondary 5. Grades should be achieved in the same sitting at first attempt. At least two Advanced Highers at grades AA are required, attained by the end of Secondary 6.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

At least seven GCSEs at grade A (7) or A* (8+). English Language, Maths and at least two science subjects are required at GCSE minimum grade B. If Dual Award Science or Core and Additional Science are offered, the minimum required is BB.

International Baccalaureate

36 points are required overall to include core points with at least 6,6,6 at Higher level. If Maths and English Language are not offered as part of the Diploma, they should be offered at GCSE or IGCSE at grade B or above. Higher level subjects should include either three arts/humanities subjects or two arts/humanities subjects and one science subject.

Personal statement

Personal statement no longer used in assessment. Electronic non-academic information is required instead.

Admissions test


Interview method

Online multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

We have made changes to our use of work experience as a result of the pandemic. See website for details.

Widening participation

Widening participation applicants with a contextual data flag are identified through the UCAS application and given a lower UCAT threshold, but not a lower offer after interview. See website for details.

Manchester Access Programme (MAP), a targeted work experience scheme in Preston (PWAP) and automatic contextual offers (AAB) are available for candidates who meet specific WP criteria. See website for details.

Contextual admissions

This course offers contextual admissions. See website for detail.