If you are interested in coming to King's, you should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and apply online via the UCAS website (click on 'apply'). If you are applying through a school or college, you will need to obtain a 'buzzword' from the centre you are applying through. Alternatively, you can apply as an individual, independent of a school or college. Please see the UCAS website for instructions. The UCAS institution code name for King's is KCL, and the institution code is K60.
There are a few programmes which require direct application to King's, this will be stated above.
If you have already applied to King’s, in addition to using UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your progress and reply to any offers (if your application is through UCAS), you can use King’s myApplication
portal to check for messages regarding your application. You can use myApplication to find out if you’ve been invited for interview, view details of your offer and contact the King’s admissions team, as well as to find information about applying for accommodation and the points-based visa system.
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Applications must reach UCAS by 15 October 2013. A maximum of four choices on the UCAS form may be made for courses which lead to a professional qualification in medicine.
You may add one of the following alternative non-health programmes to your UCAS application: Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics, Physiology, Neuroscience, Human Sciences and Biomedical Science. Please be assured that you will be considered as having a full commitment to medicine whether you include a non-health programme choice or not. If you would like to discuss your options regarding programme choice, including adding a programme which does not appear on this list, please contact the Admissions Office (contact details can be found on the 'Further information' tab). Applicants to the Extended Medical Degree Programme can also apply for the conventional medicine degree at Kings. The UKCAT
All applicants applying for 2014 entry are required to sit the UKCAT aptitude test prior to applying to the EMDP degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration at http://www.ukcat.ac.uk
The UKCAT is used in selection for all of our medicine entry routes (except for the Medicine Maxfax programme where applicants are already qualified dentists). As all students are undertaking a medicine programme and will eventually be integrated in the clinical years, we are keen to ensure that comparable data (which includes the UKCAT) is used in selection for all entry routes. As with all our programmes UKCAT subtest scores are used in selection, particularly post-interview for the EMDP to refine rankings.Academic achievement
You should carefully check that you will meet the School of Medicine's minimum academic standard before making an application. Please note that many applicants meet the minimum requirements and so all applications are considered within a competitive environment.
In line with the recommendations of the report 'Fair admissions to higher education: recommendations for good practice' produced by the Admissions to Higher Education Review in 2004, King's will endeavour to consider other factors in addition to examination results, including the educational context of an applicant's formal achievement. As well as achievement at formal examination, King's will look for other indicators of potential and capability. Personal statement and reference
Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application. We are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a medicine degree programme and career. We would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a medical setting. If this is not possible, we look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public, eg in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.
Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team are of great importance. We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school or college life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment. Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability. We aim to ensure that all of our students can cope with the heavy academic workload of the programme and display those professional qualities, skills and attitudes that help to make competent and caring medical professionals.
We would expect your application to be strongly supported by your referee both in terms of academic achievements/potential and in terms of your character and suitability for medicine.The interview
All applicants who are selected for interview will be invited to interview. The interview dates will be in March 2014. The interview will be in the multiple mini interview format, with the candidates rotating around a number of stations where they will meet different interviewers who will ask separate questions.
As we are seeking to identify your suitability for a clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical medical students at King's.
If you are made an offer for the Extended Medical Degree Programme you will be invited to attend one of our post-offer open days. Graduate applicants to the Extended Medical Degree Programme
We do not consider applications from any applicants who have been enrolled on either a Foundation degree or undergraduate degree programme or applicants who have completed a degree.EU and international applicants
We regret that the EMDP programme is unable to accept any student classified as overseas for fees purposes. For more information on fee classification, please contact the Student Admissions Office.Examination 're-mark' policy
Conditional offer holders must supply to the College all complete examination results (including final grades) by 1 September of the year of entry. For example, conditional offer holders who initially do not meet their offer may apply for an A level re-mark. If official notification of any change to the final grade is supplied to the College no later than 1 September and this change meets the initial offer, the offer holder can begin the programme that academic year. Without exception, if the improved re-marked examination result is supplied to the Student Admissions Office after 1 September, a deferred offer of a place will be made. Criminal conviction disclosure
All offers of a place on a programme are made subject to a satisfactory criminal conviction disclosure.Further information
There is an additional PDF of frequently asked questions which can be found under the 'Further Information' tab.