Keele University School of Medicine

University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division

Our Score92%100%
Course StructureIntegratedTraditional
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleMMITraditional
EU Students£9,250 pa£9,250 pa
Non-EU Students£27,800 paPre clinical: £18,080 pa; Clinical: £31,935 pa


How?Keele exclude students who scored in the bottom 20% nationally, or students who score Band 4 in Situational Judgement. Keele also uses UKCAT results in borderline cases. Applicants who narrowly miss achieving the required score for their application may receive further consideration on the basis of their UKCAT score. Similarly, if the number of applicants tied on a particular academic score exceeds the number of interview slots available, these applicants will be ranked on their total UKCAT score. In these borderline cases, the required UKCAT score will depend upon the level of performance in the test among this group of applicants. For 2015 entry, applicants who were successful in gaining an offer had total UKCAT scores in the range 2,190 - 3,170.n/a


How?n/aA numerical ranking is established based on GCSE performance & BMAT results. This forms an initial shortlist. Equal weighting is not ascribed to all sections. In 2016, weightings were: Section 1 = 40%, Section 2 = 40%, and Section 3 = 20%. In calculating the Section 3 score, double weight was ascribed to the ‘Quality of Content’ score and single weight given to the ‘Quality of English’ score (with A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, and X=0).

Entry Requirements

GCSE Subjects Required5As; Maths, English Language & Science GCSE at a minimum of grade B/6. Science/Core Science (including AQA Science A or Science B) plus Additional Science is acceptable as an alternative to Biology, Chemistry and Physics. If Further Additional Science has been taken, this must also be passed at grade B. IGCSE double-award Science is also acceptable. Applied Science is not an acceptable GCSE. Please note that physics – as well as Biology and Chemistry – must have been passed at the required level, either as a stand-alone GCSE or as part of double/triple-award science.There are no specific GCSE requirements for Medicine, though higher grades can help to make your application more competitive. Successful applicants typically have a high proportion of A and A* grades (grade 7-9) However, in order to be adequately equipped for the BMAT, and if Biology, Physics or Mathematics have not been taken to A-Level (or equivalent), applicants will need to have received a basic education in those subjects (for example at least a grade C/4 at GCSE).
A-Level Subjects RequiredChemistry or Biology and a second science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths/Statistics). General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are not accepted. Only one A-Level from Maths/Further Maths/Statistics will be considered; Biology and PE are not accepted in combination.At least A grade in both Chemistry and at least one from Biology, Physics or Mathematics (Critical Thinking and General Studies are not considered). They have no preference for whether the third or fourth A-level subject (or further subject in equivalent qualifications) is a science or not.
A-Level Grades RequiredA*AA-AAAA*AA.
Scottish Highers Subjects RequiredNational 5 - minimum 5x A with minimum of B in maths, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Higher - minimum of AAAAB, including chemistry/biology plus a second science both at A, to be achieved by the end of S5 (i.e. before applying).-
Scottish Higher Grades RequiredAAAABAAAAA
Scottish Advanced Highers Subjects RequiredAdvanced Higher - minimum of AB from two subjects (both sciences) sat in S6 - any additional subject sat at Higher level in S6 must be achieved at grade B or higher. Any science subject not being offered at Higher or Advanced Higher level must have been passed at Standard/National 5 grade B/2.Applicants are required to offer Chemistry (compulsory) and one from Biology, Physics or Mathematics at Advanced Higher.
Scottish Advanced Highers Grades RequiredAB minimumAA
IB Subjects RequiredHigher Level subjects should include Chemistry or Biology, plus one from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths and a third rigorous subject. Any science not taken at the Higher Level must be offered at Standard Level grade 5 or GCSE grade B (or equivalent).You must have taken Chemistry and at least one from Biology, Physics and Mathematics to Higher Level.
IB Grades Required35 points from six academic subjects. Three grade 6 passes at IB Higher Level and grades of 6, 6, 5 at Standard Level are required.39, with scores of 7,6,6 in Higher Level subjects.

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