Medicine - Entry 2013
How to apply
Applications for Medicine are made through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service, www.ucas.com), the closing date is the 15th October 2012.
Application should be made for either:
A104 course - Pre-Medical Year Entry - this level of entry is designed for students who have good grades in non-science subjects
A100 course - Entry to the first year of the course - entry to Phase I is for students who have studied the relevant science subjects.
Applying for a place to study Medicine is extremely competitive. We have 18 places on the A104 course and 241 on the A100 course. For entry in 2011 we received over 2,500 applications. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to consider any late applications.
Completing your UCAS form
You have four choices available for Medical School applications and you should choose carefully on the basis of the grades that you have obtained or are expected to obtain and the entry requirements of each university. Your fifth choice may be left blank or used to apply for another degree course of your choice. You may apply for deferred entry if you wish and your application will not be disadvantaged.
You should ensure that you complete in full the details of your qualifications. This is especially important if you are offering international qualifications. You must include details of the title of your qualifications including the examining board, subjects studied and results obtained. If you have not yet obtained your results it is important that your referee predicts in their reference what you are likely to achieve. Please be as clear as possible and avoid any ambiguity.
Your personal statement is very important to your application. You should include details of what you gained from your experiences. You should:
- explain why you want to be a doctor
- demonstrate your commitment to a career in Medicine
- describe your participation in school and community life
- highlight your achievements
- describe your hobbies and interests
- explain any plans for a gap year.